World Council of Churches

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WCC invites all to join Global Prayer for Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula

WCC invites all to join Global Prayer for Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula

The World Council of Churches (WCC) invites all people of good will to observe, on 9 August, a Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Each year, churches are invited to join in a prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Prepared by Christians from both South and North Korea, the prayer is traditionally used on the Sunday before 15 August every year.

Pacific churches strengthen efforts to address violence against women and girls

Pacific churches strengthen efforts to address violence against women and girls

The Pacific Conference of Churches and the Pacific Partnership programme are jointly implementing a new programme, “Just and Safe Pacific Communities of Women and Men,” which aims to contribute to the attainment of safe, inclusive and violence-free faith communities in the Pacific.

In Uganda, resilience and hope overshadow stigma

In Uganda, resilience and hope overshadow stigma

Stories from Uganda are underscoring the resilience and hope that churches and education can bring in the face of stigma. Programmes developed by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy have helped people eliminate stigma associated with HIV and AIDS by providing accurate information; safe spaces in which to share; and a faith-based, science-backed approach to health and healing.