World Council of Churches

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Clear priorities set for Zimbabwe

Clear priorities set for Zimbabwe

Last week the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and its 26 member churches took another step forward towards a united fellowship by agreeing on a clear set of priorities. Five areas of special importance for the process of nation building have been identified and were discussed with church leaders during a solidarity visit led by the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit last week.

What happens when the world joins in a prayer to end famine

What happens when the world joins in a prayer to end famine

On 21 May - observed as the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine - millions of people from faith communities, organizations and neighborhoods across the world prayed, tweeted, posted and talked face-to-face about the urgent action needed to aid 20 million people facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.

Ban on nuclear weapons ready for UN negotiations in June

Ban on nuclear weapons ready for UN negotiations in June

A treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons which the World Council of Churches (WCC) has advocated for years is now ready for negotiation at the United Nations.