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The WCC supports churches' networking and advocacy with uprooted people, and their efforts to explore the links between migration, racism and interfaith relations.

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Book discussion with Dr Hrayr Jebejian, General Secretary of the Gulf Bible Society

Book discussion with Dr Hrayr Jebejian, General Secretary of the Gulf Bible Society

The World Council of Churches (WCC) invites media to attend a discussion with Dr Hrayr Jebejian, General Secretary of the Bible Society in the Gulf on Tuesday 19 November 2019, from 3:00-4:30 pm, on the topics of his latest book on migration and the challenges of the Middle East context.

The cry of the Papuans in Indonesia

The cry of the Papuans in Indonesia

The World Council of Churches (WCC) continues to amplify the voice of the indigenous Papuans in Indonesia, who are oppressed by racism and discrimination. Concerned about the escalating crisis of violence, racism and discrimination against indigenous Papuans in Indonesia, a side event co-sponsored by the WCC was convened during a fall session of the UN Human Rights Council to discuss patterns that are oppressing and displacing Papuans.

Markus Imhoof film receives human rights award

Markus Imhoof film receives human rights award

The movie Eldorado, in which filmmaker Markus Imhoof examines the European migrant crisis and contrasts it against his boyhood experience with a post-World War II Italian refugee, has received recognition from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and SIGNIS, a Roman Catholic lay ecclesial movement for professionals in the communication. The film was awarded because it highlights universal values.

Religious leaders from South Sudan cherish those who host refugees

Religious leaders from South Sudan cherish those who host refugees

Commemorating the International Day of Peace on 21 September, the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan sent a message to the Uganda Joint Christian Council and to other organizations and communities who have hosted refugees. “We would like to express our solidarity, knowing quite well your ever-commendable efforts towards your support for the people of South Sudan,” reads the statement. “You have been true ambassadors of the love of Christ.”

‘Ecumenism: is it still on?’ WCC general secretary addresses global peace conference

‘Ecumenism: is it still on?’ WCC general secretary addresses global peace conference

The Sant'Egidio community began a “Peace with no borders” conference in Madrid on 15 September, gathering religious leaders from all over the world to address each other on migration, the environment, dialogue and inclusion.

Evangelical Church in Germany advocates for boat rescue of refugees

Evangelical Church in Germany advocates for boat rescue of refugees

Citing an “appalling record” of failure to rescue refugees at sea, the Evangelical Church in Germany, along with other faith-based and civil society groups, are calling for better solutions.

Pan African young adults pilgrimage to Jamestown, USA for anniversary of arrival of slaves

Pan African young adults pilgrimage to Jamestown, USA for anniversary of arrival of slaves

Members of Bread for the World’s Pan African Young Adult Network embarked on a pilgrimage to Jamestown, Virginia (USA) on 23-25 August to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved African peoples in 1619.

Iraqi refugee shares story of hope through harrowing ordeal

Iraqi refugee shares story of hope through harrowing ordeal

On International Youth Day, Azeez Sadeq, who now lives in Lyon, France, shared his personal story of being an Iraqi refugee. "Have you ever thought that one day, you can lose everything?” he asked the young people gathered with him. That's what happened to Sadeq when he was 18 years old, when the Islamic State Organisation, also referred to as Daesh, invaded his village.

The voice of young people at the Human Rights Council

The voice of young people at the Human Rights Council

Virag Kinga Mezei is a Hungarian intern for the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on International Affairs. With a passion for human rights, she regularly engages in discussions while also getting training through the WCC on mechanisms that lead to the achievement of racial and social justice.

USA churches grieve inhumane treatment of people seeking refuge

USA churches grieve inhumane treatment of people seeking refuge

In a statement released this week, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA expressed distress at Trump Administration policies that separate children from adult family members.