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Youth in the ecumenical movement

This project promotes the active participation of young adults in the life of churches and the ecumenical movement, helping them to network, and enabling them to express their concerns and visions.

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Delegations from the ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation and WCC at the United Nations climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco are jointly demanding a more rapid transition to a low-carbon economy based on clean energy in order to stem rising global temperatures.

Bible study gives hope as youth reflect on HIV

Bible study gives hope as youth reflect on HIV

“In our community, HIV is not spoken about openly. And the challenge is, it’s like people are both informed and not informed. They know what HIV is, that it’s an illness that can be treated, but still they don’t want to really talk about it, like they don’t really want to know about it…”

Honest talk blossoms between youth, theologians in Cote d’Ivoire

Honest talk blossoms between youth, theologians in Cote d’Ivoire

Religious leaders must break their silence with regard to young people and sexual reproductive health, agreed young people and theologians gathered in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) from 6-7 September.

Young people explore role as “ambassadors of peace” during Cairo seminar

Young people explore role as “ambassadors of peace” during Cairo seminar

“I have an absolute confidence in your youthful and great enthusiasm and your heightened state of awareness that you will be ambassadors of peace, mercy and cooperation among all peoples.” This message, from Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, visibly uplifted and inspired young people attending a seminar, “Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence,” in Cairo this week.

ملتقى دولي بعنوان مشاركة الشباب ودور الدين في مواجهة العنف

ملتقى دولي بعنوان مشاركة الشباب ودور الدين في مواجهة العنف

يشارك في الملتقى 40 شاباً وفتاةً من 14 بلد هذا الاسبوع الحالي في القاهرة لحضور ملتقى بعنوان "مشاركة الشباب ودور الدين في مواجهة العنف"

Seminar will address youth engagement, religion and violence

Seminar will address youth engagement, religion and violence

Forty young people from 14 countries will meet this week in Cairo for a seminar entitled “Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence.” From 18 to 22 August, participants from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East will focus on topics such as the impact of religious discourse on contributions to peace-building versus creating violent tensions.

Pilgrimage and youth

Pilgrimage and youth

Youth are not the future leaders of tomorrow. They are the leaders of today, as they fearlessly lead efforts for justice and peace in their societies.

1948 Assembly delegate participates in Trondheim meeting

1948 Assembly delegate participates in Trondheim meeting

Attending the Central Committee meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Trondheim is Peder Borgen, who was part of the First Assembly of the WCC in Amsterdam in 1948.

40 years after Soweto youth uprising, disillusion reigns

40 years after Soweto youth uprising, disillusion reigns

Forty years after pupils in South Africa’s largest black township, Soweto, took to the streets to protest an inferior education system and set in motion the demise of apartheid, the release of Nelson Mandela and democracy, disillusion has replaced hope.

For young WCC Central Committee member, youth employment is a burning global issue

For young WCC Central Committee member, youth employment is a burning global issue

For WCC Central Committee member Sonia Tziovanni, youth employment is an issue of the times at her home in Cyprus and everywhere on the planet.