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Stolen dreams, stolen generations

Human trafficking continues to remain one of the most grievous assaults on the fundamental rights and inherent dignity of people. The crime, also known as modern-day slavery, is dehumanising in the sense that it corrupts one’s identity as being made in the image of God, instead reducing one to a mere commodity or object.

Symposium to examine role of religion and the UN in working for gender equality in 2021

Senior UN staff, representatives from faith groups and members of civil society will be presenting at the 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs on January 26, 2021. This year’s event will focus on “2021: A defining year for accelerating gender equality, equity and justice,” with a series of presentations and discussions on issues including multi-stakeholder collaboration to accelerate gender equality, equity and justice, the urgency for achieving it, women advancing peace and security, and multilateralism and the intersection of religion and human rights.

Le COE publie «Voix de la foi aux Nations Unies»

Retraçant l’histoire des relations entre le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) et les Nations Unies, une nouvelle publication du COE analyse en quoi les objectifs communs des deux organisations sont plus que jamais nécessaires.

WCC in discussions at UN side event on historic document signed by Pope Francis in United Arab Emirates

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is currently working on learning from its member churches and other partners about the realities around the world of racism, discrimination, and xenophobia, WCC director of international affairs Peter Prove has told a gathering at the United Nations in Geneva.
Prove, director of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, Prove was speaking on 17 September at a side event during the 42nd UN Human Rights Council from 9 - 27 September at the Palais des Nations.

Le COE en discussion, lors d’un événement parallèle à l’ONU, à propos du document historique signé par le pape François aux Émirats arabes unis

Le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) se forme auprès de ses Églises membres et autres partenaires sur la réalité du racisme, de la discrimination et de la xénophobie autour du monde, a déclaré Peter Prove, directeur des affaires internationales du COE, lors d’une réunion aux Nations Unies à Genève.

Directeur de la Commission des Églises pour les affaires internationales du COE, Peter Prove parlait le 17 septembre lors d’un événement parallèle organisé pendant le 42e Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU, qui se tient du 9 au 27 septembre au Palais des Nations.

WCC pressing ahead with disarmament work

The work of the World Council of Churches (WCC) related to disarmament continues to endure and expand, even as the world faces increasing injustice and tensions that threaten peace on a daily basis.