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WCC’s engagement for children

The World Council of Churches is working to improve children's well-being through a variety of projects at local, national and global levels. Being present – and often the gathering point – in rural and urban communities, churches have a unique position to influence society at all levels, from parents and school teachers to decision-makers in public and private sectors.

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Church in Bali empowers youth to break cycle of poverty

Church in Bali empowers youth to break cycle of poverty

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Agreement works toward food security in South Sudan

Agreement works toward food security in South Sudan

The South Sudan Council of Churches, United Nations World Food Programme, and UNICEF have signed an agreement to work in partnership towards peace building to realize food security.

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Oslo prays for peace, in week of Peace Prize ceremony

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