World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

AIDS2016 pushes faith communities to respond to epidemic’s new challenges

AIDS2016 pushes faith communities to respond to epidemic’s new challenges

The 21st International AIDS Conference, which concluded July 22, had its normal dose of science speak, with seminars and workshops ranging from new vaccine trials to the testing of a vaginal ring that appears to dramatically lower the risk of HIV infection in women.

WCC condemns terrorist attack in Kabul

WCC condemns terrorist attack in Kabul

WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemns the terrorist attack claimed by so-called Islamic State that took place in Kabul on Saturday 23 July, apparently directed against a demonstration organised by the Hazara community of Afghanistan. The death toll has reached at least 80, with several hundreds injured. The casualities include a number of members of the Afghan security forces who were seeking to protect the demonstration.

WCC decries Munich shootings, calls for nonviolence

WCC decries Munich shootings, calls for nonviolence

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, decried the shootings in Munich, Germany, on 22 July. Tveit said: “The fatal attack that took place yesterday in Munich against innocent people, adding to the litany of recent religiously-motivated violence, is an attack on human life, human dignity and the human rights of all.”