The WCC general secretary has expressed concern and sadness over the attack on a synagogue in west Jerusalem on Tuesday 18 November. The incident has resulted in the killing of four Jewish worshippers, and the injury of others.
In Africa, where up to 40% of the health care facilities are provided by faith based organizations, Dr Mirfin Mpundu, executive director of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network, says that due to their unique position churches can play a special role in eliminating HIV and AIDS and bringing improvements in the lives of people living with the virus.
Grateful for the opportunity of working for a global fellowship of the churches, the two new interns at the WCC aspire to use their personal and professional experiences from Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the WCC’s work on gender justice and health issues.
20 - 26 November 2014 Executive Committee meeting
24 - 28 November 2014 Equipping Churches for Building Peace and Human Security
01 - 05 December 2014 Peacebuilding and Advocacy for Just Peace
01 December 2014 Fast for the Climate
17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity