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WCC calls for an International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2006

A delegation from the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Indigenous Peoples Programme has called for a UN-sponsored “International Year of Indigenous Languages” in 2006.

Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture leaders to meet WCC general secretary

Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture leaders

WCC general secretary praises Sudan's peace agreement

Cf. Press Release PR-04-07 of 17 May 2004

WCC films win top prizes

Two films produced by the World Council of Churches in co-operation with Peter Williams and Anders Laugesen DR1/Fakta; Denmark earned top honours at recent international festivals.

June 2004

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WCC urges Sudan government to end hostilities and human rights violations in Darfur

Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, commented today on the situation in Sudan's Darfur region:

WCC and UN general secretaries discuss Iraq, Israel/Palestine, role of religion

Annan welcomes proposal to mark International Day of Peace with prayer

WCC calls Indonesian government to end violence in Malukus

The WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, has called on the Indonesian Government to "take immediate steps to put an end to the violence in the Malukus".

European ecumenical gathering shown live at the Ecumenical Centre

8 May 2004, Geneva, Switzerland, 09:45-17:30

May 2004

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EAPPI welcomes 20 new accompaniers

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