World AIDS Day at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, where WCC-EAA brought together representatives of faith-based organizations as well as public sector and inter-governmental organizations, 1 December 2017. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an ecumenical initiative of the WCC, is a global network of churches and related organizations committed to campaigning together for justice and human dignity. Current campaign issues are HIV and AIDS, food security and sustainable agriculture.


The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a global network of churches and related organizations committed to campaigning together on common concerns for justice and human dignity.

Current campaign issues are HIV and AIDS, and food security and sustainable agriculture.

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance was founded in 2000 on the principle that the more we can speak and act together, the stronger our impact for justice will be.

The WCC Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance brings together a broad constituency of participating organizations, covering a wide range of church families (Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox and traditions originating in the Reformation) and types of organization (church-based humanitarian relief and development agencies, church-based advocacy organizations, churches, national and regional councils of churches, religious orders, and other groups). 


AIDS 2018: WCC-EAA Global Organizing Committee, Terms of Reference

The International AIDS Conference will be held in Amsterdam from 23-27 July 2018. The WCC-EAA has started planning for interfaith activities and is looking for a dynamic and committed group of people to make this possible. Normally, this includes planning for a pre-conference, networking zone, interfaith service and encouraging greater involvement of the faith sector in the main conference. If you have time and energy to commit, please see these Terms of Reference for being part of the Global Organizing Committee.

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Call for Faith Networking Zone workshop proposals - ICASA 2017

The WCC-EAA is hosting a dynamic networking zone in the Global Village of ICASA 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 4-8 December 2017. We are now looking for your suggestions and abstracts for activities, workshops and events to make the Faith Networking Zone a lively, engaging and inspiring space, highlighting the important role of faith-based organizations in the global response to HIV.

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Invitation to be involved in the WCC-EAA HIV Campaign

The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is deeply committed to overcoming HIV, and eliminating AIDS as a public health threat, but it can only make a significant impact through the involvement and commitment of its participating organisations. Therefore, the WCC-EAA now shares a number of opportunities for volunteers to contribute to these goals.

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Call to Action: Act now for children and adolescents living with HIV

Through this Call to Action, religious leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations remind governments of their commitments agreed in the June 2016 United Nations’ Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that there should be “special emphasis on providing 1.6 million children (0-14 years of age) with antiretroviral therapy by 2018,” while also committing themselves to act for children living with HIV and tuberculosis.

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Dr Manoj Kurian, coordinator of the WCC-Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance