US President Barack Obama has named Dr Ulysses Burley III to a presidential advisory panel on HIV and AIDS.
Ecumenical efforts led by the WCC continue to encourage peace in Ukraine, where a fragile cease-fire is daily tested by violence in the eastern part of the country.
Traditional forms of Christian prayer and the music of Bob Marley blended neatly together in a chapel service honouring the memory of the Caribbean-born third general secretary of the WCC, the Rev. Dr Philip Potter who died in March at the age of 93. The service of common prayer, which drew many former colleagues and admirers, took place at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on Monday 18 May.