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Xenophobia, racism and nationalism urgent concerns at WCC-Catholic conference

Xenophobia, racism and nationalism urgent concerns at WCC-Catholic conference

Photo: Paul Jeffrey/WCC

14 September 2018

How churches can give moral leadership in working together with state and civil society actors, and inter-religious partners to proactively address xenophobia, racism and populist nationalism in the context of global migration.

That is what the World Conference of Xenophobia, Racism and Populist Nationalism in the context of global Migration, which takes place in Rome 18 – 20 September, aims to explore.

Hosted by the World Council of Churches and the Dicastery for Integral Human Development in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the conference brings together governmental, intergovernmental, civil society, academic, religious and ecumenical leaders and actors from all over the world to seek cohesive responses to today’s most urgent human rights issues.

This is a conference with “closed sessions”. Journalists are able to cover the Opening and Closing sessions and are allowed to conduct interviews between the working sessions.

For further information and booking interviews, please contact:

WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten; e-mail: Marianne.Ejdersten@wcc-coe.org , mobile phone: +41 79 507 63 63

WCC communication officer Xanthi Morfi; e-mail: Xanthi.Morfi@wcc-coe.org , mobile phone: +41 79 373 26 48