World Council of Churches

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Ecumenical Water Network releases statement on water justice

After gathering in Nigeria from 27-29 November, representatives from the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network released a statement entitled “A Pilgrimage of Water Justice in Africa.”

Religious leaders in Bangkok develop a regional strategy for the prevention of incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes

Religious leaders in Bangkok develop a regional strategy for the prevention of incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes

Religious leaders, scholars and representatives of faith based organizations from the Asia-Pacific region will meet on 6 and 7 December 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss the role of religious actors in preventing and responding to incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes, and develop a regional plan of action for the prevention of incitement.

WCC general secretary takes HIV test, as HIV testing campaign is launched

WCC general secretary takes HIV test, as HIV testing campaign is launched

“I have been tested for HIV,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, who received his test while traveling in Oslo, Norway, as a demonstration of his support for the WCC campaign “Leading by Example: Religious Leaders and HIV Testing,” launched at events observing World AIDS Day - 1 December - at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.