World Council of Churches

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WCC executive committee sets course for future of strong solidarity with global fellowship

WCC executive committee sets course for future of strong solidarity with global fellowship

The World Council of Churches executive committee met virtually on 1-3 June. The work of the committee, in three intense sessions, focused on governance matters, giving consideration to the ways of working until face-to-face governance meetings can occur again; and to finance matters, with the need to address the requirement for a revised budget for this year. In addition, two public statements have been prepared, discussed and issued, the first concerning the role of churches as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, and the second a “Statement on Racial Justice in the USA.”

Life of Mary-Anne Plaatjies-van Huffel celebrated worldwide in online service from WCC

Life of Mary-Anne Plaatjies-van Huffel celebrated worldwide in online service from WCC

The worldwide ecumenical family came together to celebrate the life of African bridge-builder, transformer, and social justice champion, Rev. Prof. Dr Mary-Anne Plaatjies-van Huffel at an online service led by the World Council of Churches (WCC).

WCC Health and Healing builds on experience with HIV response to cope with COVID-19

WCC Health and Healing builds on experience with HIV response to cope with COVID-19

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy International Reference Group and the WCC Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance HIV Strategy Group conducted their annual meeting via a series of online video conferences from 25-29 May.