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In Uganda, resilience and hope overshadow stigma

In Uganda, resilience and hope overshadow stigma

Stories from Uganda are underscoring the resilience and hope that churches and education can bring in the face of stigma. Programmes developed by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy have helped people eliminate stigma associated with HIV and AIDS by providing accurate information; safe spaces in which to share; and a faith-based, science-backed approach to health and healing.

Rev. Dr Mario Fischer reflects on “a communion of witness and service in the Europe of today“

Rev. Dr Mario Fischer reflects on “a communion of witness and service in the Europe of today“

Rev. Dr Mario Fischer is general secretary of the Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE). He shared reflections on the interconnectedness of churches, the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, and what challenges and inspires him the most.

Rev. Peter Kaniah Kariuki, outgoing secretary-general of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, passes away

Rev. Peter Kaniah Kariuki, outgoing secretary-general of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, passes away

The outgoing secretary-general of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, Rev. Peter Kaniah Kariuki, passed away this week while receiving treatment for complications related to COVID-19.