World Council of Churches

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WCC and Church leaders in South Sudan urge South Sudan government to stop the war

As the tragic situation of conflict in South Sudan moves into its 18th month, the WCC and the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) continue calling for an end to the senseless conflict.

New Humanitarian Pledge to Ban Nuclear Weapons Advances as Troubled Treaty Stalls

Four weeks of negotiations on nuclear weapons came to a close on Friday 22 May 2015, as the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ended without a formal agreement. Despite the outcome, a bright new prospect towards a world without nuclear weapons has emerged in the form of a Humanitarian Pledge, now endorsed by 107 states, which promises “to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons”.

Faith-based health professionals should be less modest, says UN official

Global health and religious leaders meeting at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva have noted the essential role Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) play in providing health services. They met in a consultation at the WCC in Geneva on Thursday 21 May entitled: “The future of faith-based health care provision”. Participants related some of their experiences in responding to the global Ebola crisis.