A consultation of churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo was held this week with a focus on the DRC’s political instability. Hosted by Catholic Relief Services in Addis Ababa, the consultation was the second of its kind.
Speaking in Bethlehem on the evening of 8 December, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit reflected on the light from the very first Christmas in the very same town, and what that light means in a global search for just peace.
Many voices have joined the chorus demanding respect for indigenous peoples’ rights and eco-justice in connection with Standing Rock, a location at the heart of the struggle against the proposed path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota, USA.
25 November - 10 December 2016 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
18 - 25 January 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
01 - 28 February 2017 Central Committee leadership meeting
05 - 10 June 2017 Executive Committee meeting
21 August - 01 September 2017 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management
01 - 30 September 2017 Central Committee leadership meeting
17 - 23 November 2017 Executive Committee meeting