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Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), an ecumenical initiative of the World Council of Churches, is a global network of churches and related organizations committed to campaigning together on common concerns for justice and human dignity. Current campaign issues are HIV and AIDS, food security and sustainable agriculture.

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Cameroon workshop offers youth safe space to reflect on gender norms

Cameroon workshop offers youth safe space to reflect on gender norms

In Cameroon, adolescents and young people ages 15-24 partly account for high new HIV infections, which largely occur through unprotected sexual intercourse. This current HIV prevalence among youth may compromise the present and future development of this country.

African youth takes stand at first ever WCC Eco-School

African youth takes stand at first ever WCC Eco-School

“It is imperative for churches to invest in the youth of Africa so they can take leadership in addressing these issues in the timeframe of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals”, said Prof. Dr Isabel Phiri, World Council of Churches (WCC) deputy general secretary for Diakonia and Public Witness as she spoke to young people attending the first-ever WCC Eco-School in Blantyre, Malawi.

G20 summit: call to pray for peace in Hamburg

G20 summit: call to pray for peace in Hamburg

Friday evening when the leaders of the G20 states will be meeting in Hamburg and discussing global economic, social, environmental and political issues, the churches in Germany are inviting people in Germany and all over the world to a common peace prayer.

Call to Action: G20 leaders must lead fight against hunger

Call to Action: G20 leaders must lead fight against hunger

As part of a Call to Action issued just before an annual meeting of the leaders of the world’s largest economies, the WCC, ACT Alliance and All Africa Conference of Churches urged G20 leaders to take action to overcome hunger and sustain justice and peace in the Horn of Africa.

Church leaders pledge action against hunger in the Horn of Africa

Church leaders pledge action against hunger in the Horn of Africa

A conference discussing how to overcome hunger, and sustain justice and peace in the Horn of Africa, ended in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June with faith leaders and partner organizations calling for urgent action to tackle famine, a frequent experience in the region.

“It’s time to take action” – “Let’s make this virus powerless”

“It’s time to take action” – “Let’s make this virus powerless”

Marching through the streets of Nairobi on the Day of the African Child 2017, religious leaders from a range of faith communities in Kenya spoke up publicly for the rights of children and adolescents living with HIV, accompanied by hundreds of people, among them school children from six Nairobi-based schools, as well as dozens of youth volunteers.

‘Day of the African Child’ an opportunity to raise awareness on pediatric AIDS

‘Day of the African Child’ an opportunity to raise awareness on pediatric AIDS

More than 600 people are scheduled to gather in Nairobi, Kenya on 16 June, the Day of the African Child, with the goal of speaking out for ending the AIDS epidemic among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.

Frustration, anger and good practices – Romania as model for food security

Frustration, anger and good practices – Romania as model for food security

“We see a lot of challenges, of frustration, anger, but also cases of good practices, of growing Romania together.” Speaking at a workshop on ”Food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture - the Romanian experience and the role of the church” at the German Kirchentag in Berlin on 25 May, ecumenical youth advocate Vicenţiu Dragoş Băşa from the Joint programme of the Romanian Orthodox Church and the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, reflected on the work towards ensuring food security and sustainable agriculture in the Romanian context.

Faith leaders’ message to G7 – Video testimonies call to end famine

Faith leaders’ message to G7 – Video testimonies call to end famine

Following an open editorial by a range of faith leaders and partners published on 22 May, the World Council of Churches now shares a video message of faith leaders giving testimony to the importance of taking action to end famine, through politics, through faith, and as a global community of fellow human beings.

Il G7 deve affrontare la fame nel mondo

Il G7 deve affrontare la fame nel mondo

Si sta facendo davvero troppo poco per salvare la vita dei 20 milioni di persone che soffrono la fame in Yemen, Somalia, Sud Sudan e Nigeria. Tra loro ci sono 1,4 milioni di bambini a rischio di morte imminente se, non arriveranno immediatamente gli aiuti.