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Thursdays in Black launched in Karlsruhe

Thursdays in Black launched in Karlsruhe

The Protestant Church of Baden, whose region will host the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in 2021, has joined the Thursdays in Black campaign with a prayer and a challenge to express solidarity with those suffering from abuse of power.

Churches called to “break new ground” in gender justice

Churches called to “break new ground” in gender justice

World Council of Churches (WCC) representatives involved in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women say its outcomes reflect many of the pressures affecting efforts towards gender equality globally and call for churches to be active agents for justice in the lead-up to a critical UN review in 2020.

WCC offers insights at Commission on the Status of Women

WCC offers insights at Commission on the Status of Women

From joint statements, to reflections, to exchanging ideas, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is engaging in the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Thursdays in Black: sharing support, transforming lives

Thursdays in Black: sharing support, transforming lives

Social media was awash with messages of love on Valentine’s Day, but from Thursdays in Black supporters, the flowers came with strong messages that love is not violent.

Love heals, not hurts: global reflections for Valentine’s Day

Love heals, not hurts: global reflections for Valentine’s Day

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has released a video that highlights reflections from across the globe on how love heals, not hurts. The short film is part of a special WCC campaign addressing abuse and violence in “loving” relationships.

Thursdays in Black flourishes in Liberia

Thursdays in Black flourishes in Liberia

Women in Liberia participated in the Thursdays in Black campaign by staging a peaceful demonstration in the streets of Margibi County against the growing waves of violence against women and girls.

Thursdays in Black “Valentine’s Day” focuses on “Love heals, not hurts”

Thursdays in Black “Valentine’s Day” focuses on “Love heals, not hurts”

A special WCC campaign is tackling abuse and violence in “loving” relationships. Valentine’s Day, 14 February, falls on a Thursday this year, and is being connected to the Thursdays in Black campaign against rape and violence.

Thursdays in Black meets Saint Lucy in Sweden

Thursdays in Black meets Saint Lucy in Sweden

A group of Swedish Saint Lucy’s Day performers swapped the traditionally red ribbons for black ones this year, in support for the Thursdays in Black campaign.

BBC radio shows in Scotland highlight gender justice, WCC leaders

BBC radio shows in Scotland highlight gender justice, WCC leaders

A worship service at the Glasgow University Chapel on 25 November featured recorded contributions by World Council of Churches (WCC) deputy general secretary Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri as well as two other women who have dedicated their lives to promoting gender justice.

WCC Executive Committee approves Communication Strategy

WCC Executive Committee approves Communication Strategy

On 7 November, the WCC Executive Committee approved a Communication Strategy through 2021, the year of the next WCC Assembly.