Representatives of faith-based organizations at the International Conference on AIDS and STI’s in Africa (ICASA) have called for the recognition of a clear link between sexual and gender-based violence and the continued spread of HIV and AIDS. Together they affirmed their significant role in the post-2015 agenda to turn the tide of HIV and related inequities.
At the Second United Nations Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, human rights defenders from Colombia and Guatemala exposed degrading environmental, ecological, economic and social impacts on indigenous communities. These impacts are consequences of the projects run by multinational companies in a number of countries.
Each evening since the death of Nelson Mandela, his family has gathered in a small white tent just outside the front door of the Mandela home for a prayer service and a time of songs and reflection on the life of the beloved head of their family and social justice icon.
17 January 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity