World Council of Churches

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“The materials are us” - Faith building bridges in the HIV response

“The materials are us” - Faith building bridges in the HIV response

How faith groups and leaders can, should and are building bridges to more effectively eliminate AIDS as a public health threat is the focus of an interfaith event being held in Amsterdam, 21-22 July 2018.

South Sudan Council of Churches: “peace will return to our country”

South Sudan Council of Churches: “peace will return to our country”

In a 19 July statement, the South Sudan Council of Churches reflected on recent developments in the country: “The winds of violence and conflict have continued to obscure our road to light and peace, while the international community remains discouraged and frustrated by the absence of peace. It is well known that the church has historically played a key moral and spiritual role in healing and mediation at various points in our history to stop bloodshed and make peace.”

Nicaragua: “cease state violence and protect the people”, says WCC

Nicaragua: “cease state violence and protect the people”, says WCC

The alarming number of alleged civilian casualties in Nicaragua raises “deep concern for the weakening of human rights and the fragility of the state of law”, said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 19 July.