World Council of Churches

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Patent agreement welcomed as step to improve HIV treatment

As we mark World AIDS Day 2015, the World Council of Churches-Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (WCC-EAA) welcomes a license agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) for daclatasvir, an important direct acting antiviral that is proven to help cure multiple genotypes of the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

UN climate chief thanks pilgrims for “every single step” to climate justice

Paris, 30 November (WCC News)--Faith campaigners have presented a total of 1,780,528 signatures gathered worldwide calling for decisive action to curb global warming. The petitions were delivered to leaders of the United Nations COP 21 climate conference beginning its work in Paris.

WCC general secretary shares signs of hope on the eve of COP21

“The momentum towards change has come, and it might be stronger than we understand”, wrote Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches in an Advent message on the eve of the climate talks in Paris.


25 November - 10 December 2015 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

01 December 2015 Fast for the Climate

18 - 25 January 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity