Including persons with disabilities and the aged in humanitarian practices was the theme for the 4th annual International Humanitarian Partnership Conference in Nairobi on 21-22 September. More than 140 humanitarian practitioners, academicians and advocates met for the conference, organized by the Inter Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness for East and Central Africa (IAWG). The theme was “Disability and Age Inclusion in Humanitarian Practice: Scaling up inclusive practices toward the achievement of Agenda 2030.”
The Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey is observing its 70th anniversary with notable speakers, creative worship, prayer services and a book launch, over the weekend of 30 September - 2 October.
A panel discussion “Religion and Religious Freedom in International Diplomacy” was organized during the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council by the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, the delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva and the World Council of Churches (WCC).
01 September - 04 October 2016 Time for Creation
28 September 2016 Peacebuilding from below: The role of local civil society in South Sudan
30 September - 02 October 2016 70 years of ecumenical formation at Bossey
05 October 2016 World Mental Health Day
09 - 16 October 2016 Churches’ Week of Action on Food
24 - 28 October 2016 Youth Engagement in Social Justice in Latin America
03 - 04 November 2016 European Reformation Roadmap launch