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Webinar explores “Two years after the death of George Floyd: Antiracism, #BLM and the United Nations”

A 25 May webinar explored the theme Two years after George Floyd’s death: Antiracism, #BLM and the United Nations.” As people continue to challenge the systemic racism that has devalued the lives of Black and Brown people globally, many are asking the question: how much progress have we seen in the last two years? why do some of these tragic events spark a stronger call for change than others?

Colombian human rights advocates engage in strategic talks in the US

In a recent visit to the United States, a group of four laureates of the National Human Rights Award in Colombia” engaged in meetings in Washington and New York City with government officials, diplomats, and United Nations (UN) representatives. They spoke of the deterioration of the peace process in the country and the importance of international solidarity.

Wie gehen Kirchen wirklich mit Rassismus um?

Obwohl die Historischen Schwarzen Kirchengemeinden Amerikas vor einer Generation die Vorreiter des Wandels rassistisch geprägter Denkweisen waren, sehen sich die schwarzen Kirchenführer heute mit einer komplexeren, vielfältigeren und frustrierenderen Situation konfrontiert.

With boldness of faith, joy and peace, Pan African women hold “Ubuntu” gathering

Women of faith who are African or of African descent held a powerful recent gathering, Ubuntu: Remembrance, Diversity, and Advocacy in Unity Now!” in which they shared their call to action with a sense of Sankofa, or a season of now while looking back and forward. The event was organized by the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN) and Pan African Women of Faith (PAW).

Perkins names Dr Evelyn Parker as 2021 Distinguished Alumna

The Perkins School of Theology Alumni/ae Council selected Dr Evelyn L. Parker as the 2021 recipient of the Perkins Distinguished Alumnus/a Award. The award recognizes Perkins graduates who have demonstrated effectiveness and integrity in service to the church, continuing support for the goals of Perkins and Southern Methodist University, outstanding service to the community, and exemplary character.

Können Grenzen in Nordamerika angesichts von Rassismus und Spaltung zu einem gemeinsamen Raum werden?

Während einer ökumenischen Tagung nordamerikanischer Kirchenleitender am 24. Juni ging es bei den Gebeten und Diskussionen in erster Linie um Themen, die tief schmerzen und für die kaum eine Lösung vorstellbar ist: Rassismus, Spaltung, Impfzurückhaltung, Völkermord, Krieg. Diese virtuelle Tagung stand aber auch im Zeichen einer aufkeimenden Hoffnung und dem Willen der Teilnehmenden, sich auf dem weiteren Weg gegenseitig zu unterstützen.

WCC urges United States government to recognize Armenian Genocide

“Recognition of the Armenian Genocide is a matter of fundamental principle, an essential step towards healing, reconciliation and reparation, and – most importantly – a vital measure for the prevention of genocide today and in the future,” wrote Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in a letter to United States President Joe Biden on 21 April.