Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and Dr Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group (WB), discussed possible collaborative actions to end extreme poverty during a meeting in Washington, D.C., on 4 May.
The World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches have expressed their profound concern over reports of widespread and violent demonstrations in the nation of Burundi. The fellowship of churches represented by these bodies is alarmed at the recent violent clashes in relation to forthcoming presidential elections.
As the tragic situation of conflict in South Sudan moves into its 17th month, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites its member churches to a special day of prayer on Sunday, 10 May, for those affected by the South Sudanese conflict, for the revival of fruitful peace talks, and for new ways ahead.