The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, decried the shootings in Munich, Germany, on 22 July. Tveit said: “The fatal attack that took place yesterday in Munich against innocent people, adding to the litany of recent religiously-motivated violence, is an attack on human life, human dignity and the human rights of all.”
Prince Harry, Elton John, Charlize Theron, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Bill Gates – royalty, celebrities, religious leaders and philanthropists joined scientists, politicians, health workers, and activists – all of whom include people of faith – at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban. At a time when “AIDS fatigue” deepens, affecting funding, awareness and capacity to respond, the stars help to put a media spotlight on the many challenges and injustices that remain.
Students of communication and theology will address questions of media and globalization and then explore how these relate to the theme of religion in mass media, as part of a global summer school held from 23 to 31 July in Jamaica.
23 - 31 July 2016 Summer School on Communication and Religion
25 July - 12 August 2016 CAS in Interreligious Studies
18 - 22 August 2016 Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence
22 August - 02 September 2016 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management
01 September - 04 October 2016 Time for Creation
18 - 24 September 2016 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel
21 September 2016 International Day of Prayer for Peace