In the Czech Republic, “HateFree” zones have been established as places for a fair approach toward every person — and expressions of solidarity poured forth from the world this week to help these zones stand strong in the face of vandalism.
After visiting the United States in a spirit of accompaniment, a World Council of Churches delegation is preparing a report on how churches can help achieve racial justice. Churches can offer a renewed and reinvigorated response to the sin of racial hatred, violence and discrimination in the early 21st century, the delegation found, while at the same time noting the intense need for change.
“The time has come for healing of memories,” said Fr Michael Lapsley, director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, South Africa, during an event held at the UN headquarters in New York, on 26 April. “This generation will not complete this task, but the next generation will be thankful for the effort.”
02 - 06 May 2016 Newborn Survival through Women’s Empowerment
15 - 22 May 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
29 May - 11 June 2016 Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity
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