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New Humanitarian Pledge to Ban Nuclear Weapons Advances as Troubled Treaty Stalls

Four weeks of negotiations on nuclear weapons came to a close on Friday 22 May 2015, as the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ended without a formal agreement. Despite the outcome, a bright new prospect towards a world without nuclear weapons has emerged in the form of a Humanitarian Pledge, now endorsed by 107 states, which promises “to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons”.

Faith-based health professionals should be less modest, says UN official

Global health and religious leaders meeting at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva have noted the essential role Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) play in providing health services. They met in a consultation at the WCC in Geneva on Thursday 21 May entitled: “The future of faith-based health care provision”. Participants related some of their experiences in responding to the global Ebola crisis.

Tveit: The beatification of Oscar Romero is a sign of the Spirit of truth

Tveit: The beatification of Oscar Romero is a sign of the Spirit of truth

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on Twitter: "The beatification of Oscar Romero is a sign of the Spirit of truth. A martyr for justice and peace. Pentecost!"