World Council of Churches

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Thursdays in Black: sharing support, transforming lives

Thursdays in Black: sharing support, transforming lives

Social media was awash with messages of love on Valentine’s Day, but from Thursdays in Black supporters, the flowers came with strong messages that love is not violent.

“Join forces, work together” – WCC convenes workshop on HIV among migrants, refugees

“Join forces, work together” – WCC convenes workshop on HIV among migrants, refugees

On 20-21 February, UNAIDS, the WCC and the International Catholic Migration Commission are hosting a workshop on HIV among migrants and refugees. The aim of the workshop is to identify a roadmap for strengthening faith-based organizations’ engagement in collaboration with other sectors.

Ecumenical Jury awards Berlin film prize for portrayal of struggle with religious tradition

Ecumenical Jury awards Berlin film prize for portrayal of struggle with religious tradition

A film depicting a woman – Petrunya – who breaks church and social traditions by grabbing a cross thrown by an Orthodox priest into an icy river in an Epiphany ritual meant for young men has been awarded the prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 69th Berlinale film festival in the German capital.