Living Letters solidarity visit to Nicaragua

2 - 5 November 2008

This tank buried in concrete is part of the Monument of Peace and Reconciliation in Managua, Nicaragua. Photo: Derek Blackadder

An international ecumenical delegation led by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, visited Nicaragua from 2 to 5 November 2008.  

The programme, which combined a visit by the general secretary to WCC member churches in Nicaragua with an ecumenical solidarity visit within the framework of the Living Letters initiative of the Decade to Overcome Violence, included events in the capital city Managua, Puerto Cabezas on the Atlantic coast, and Granada.  

Dr Kobia and the ecumenical delegation participated in a Theological Forum on ecumenism and overcoming violence in Central America, and in ecumenical celebrations and meetings with church leaders, ecumenical organizations and representatives of civil society and government. Read more...

Photo gallery

Portraits of spiritual life in Nicaragua

Multimedia portraits of spiritual life in charismatic churches as well as on All Saints Day in Nicaragua can be viewed on the 'Keeping the Faith' website.