World Council of Churches

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Claudia Bandixen: “I don’t have to do it alone”

Claudia Bandixen: “I don’t have to do it alone”

This is the third in a series of interviews with Thursdays in Black ambassadors who are playing a vital role in increasing the impact of our collective call for a world without rape and violence. Rev. Claudia Bandixen is the recently retired director of Mission 21, an international mission organisation headquartered in Basel.

In Japan, theologians reflect on today’s global manifestations of racism

In Japan, theologians reflect on today’s global manifestations of racism

Twenty-five ecumenical theologians and leaders gathered for public lectures coordinated by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Tokyo, Japan, on 17 September under the theme “Global Manifestations of Racism Today”. Lectures and responses reflected on racism as a major concern of the ecumenical movement. Reflections focused on understanding global manifestations of racism today, and reaffirming the intersection of race and ethnicity with other determining characteristics.

Kenya schools invest in young people to end new HIV infections

Kenya schools invest in young people to end new HIV infections

A recent seminar for adolescents and young people from the Nairobi city slum Schools of Hope Clubs invited participants to address their perceptions of what it means to be a man or a woman.