On the occasion of US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 27 May, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent greetings, noting that this is a time when signs of peace and justice are sorely needed.
Sitting in a tent at the Souda camp, on the island of Chios in Greece, a Pakistani family of 12 recalls the lives they had in their home country. They had everything except safety. Muhammed and his wife, Asia, along with their 10 children, fled their home country in search of a place where they weren’t constantly fearing for their lives.
Faith-based communities increasingly effective in addressing humanitarian needs, says WCC general secretary
“There is a remarkable change towards acknowledging the role of faith-based communities and their resources to address humanitarian needs,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, during the World Humanitarian Summit, held in Istanbul, Turkey, 23-24 May.
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