World Council of Churches

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WCC joins partners for “World Water Week” dialogue in Stockholm

WCC joins partners for “World Water Week” dialogue in Stockholm

A “Water and Faith” day will be held on 30 August in Stockholm, Sweden, offering many opportunities to explore how faith-based groups can act in partnership with the public and private sectors to achieve water justice for all people.

Locarno Film Festival recognizes films for promoting gender justice, human dignity

Locarno Film Festival recognizes films for promoting gender justice, human dignity

At the 71st Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, held 1-11 August, the Ecumenical Jury awarded its prize to the film “Sibel,” directed by Guillaume Giovanetti and Çağla Zencirci.

In Uruguay, hope glimmers for children despite violence in Barrio Borro

In Uruguay, hope glimmers for children despite violence in Barrio Borro

“What?! You are going to the Barrio Borro? Sorry, I can’t drive you there, and no other taxi driver will do that for you.” “It is too dangerous to go there.” These were the reactions Frederique Seidel heard when she revealed her intention to visit the Obra Ecumenica Barrio Borro, or Ecumenical Support Project (Borro District) in Uruguay.