Last Sunday, the International Twin Consultations on reformation, education and transformation wrapped up at the Francke Foundations in Halle, Germany. Held six months after the first consultation in São Leopoldo, Brazil, the five-day session in Halle became a vibrant meeting point and a juncture between different religious contexts from the global North and South.
“Leave no one behind.” That’s the urgent message of the World Council of Churches’ general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a video released in preparation for a United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS in New York, 8-10 June.
Operating in an area where the needs for humanitarian assistance are enormous and where 43 percent of the population is unemployed – of which 80 percent are youth – has its challenges. Thousands of destroyed homes, a damaged infrastructure, frequent power cuts and a continued blockade don’t make life easy for the 1.8 million inhabitants in tiny Gaza - one of the most densely populated, self-governing territories in the world.
29 May - 11 June 2016 Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity
09 - 11 June 2016 Pan-African Women of Faith conference
20 - 21 June 2016 Reconciliation Processes in Indigenous Contexts
22 - 28 June 2016 Central Committee meeting
16 - 17 July 2016 Interfaith Pre-Conference at AIDS 2016
23 - 31 July 2016 Summer School on Communication and Religion
25 July - 12 August 2016 CAS in Interreligious Studies