“Standing at the threshold of the Sustainable Development Goals, the WCC believes it is time for the church to reaffirm the role it has played over centuries as leader in global health, and to consolidate efforts towards health and healing for all,” says Dr Mwai Makoka, WCC programme executive for Health and Healing. Meeting in Maseru, Lesotho, on 27 February, the WCC is starting the process of developing a Global Ecumenical Health Strategy, following the legacy of churches’ high profile in health care and mission historically.
At the initiative of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network, the Church of Uganda is now including persons with disabilities in its “Empowering youth and women for sustainable livelihoods” project. This project, which is being implemented by the church’s Planning, Development and Rehabilitation Department in the Busoga Diocese, aims at impacting and improving household incomes through farming skills and management ethics for sustainability.
“…the most important thing I’ve ever done is to become a follower of Jesus. I took my first steps with Him about 42 years ago,” says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in a recently released video as part of a “Pledge2Pray” campaign.
01 March - 16 April 2017 Seven Weeks for Water
14 - 15 March 2017 Central Committee leadership meeting
04 - 11 June 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
05 - 10 June 2017 Executive Committee meeting
26 June - 14 July 2017 Living with and Loving the Neighbour – Peacebuilding in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
08 - 22 July 2017 Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity