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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.

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.

Les responsables religieux exhortent le président américain Biden à mettre fin à l'embargo contre le peuple cubain

Dans une lettre adressée le 15 octobre au président des États-Unis Joe Biden, des responsables du Conseil œcuménique des Églises, de l'Alliance ACT, du Conseil des Églises de Cuba et d'autres groupes confessionnels ont demandé la fin imminente de près de 60 ans d'embargo contre le peuple cubain qui est confronté à une situation humanitaire épouvantable.

Le COE prie pour Haïti à la suite du tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,2

Le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) a exprimé sa solidarité et dédié ses prières aux personnes et aux Églises d’Haïti à la suite du tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,2 qui a frappé ce pays le 14 août, faisant plus de 1 300 morts et plusieurs milliers de blessés.

Le gouvernement haïtien a déclaré l’état d’urgence.

WCC prays for Haiti in wake of 7.2-magnitude earthquake

The World Council of Churches (WCC) reached out in solidarity and prayer to people and churches in Haiti in the wake of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti, on 14 August. 

The Haitian government declared a state of emergency, with 1,300 dead and several thousands injured.

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.

US House panel advances historic effort to pay reparations to descendants of slaves

A House panel in the United States Congress advanced a decades-long effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves by approving legislation, commonly referred to as H.R. 40, on 15 April that would create a commission to study the issue. The “40” refers to the failed government effort to provide 40 acres (16 hectares) of land to newly freed slaves as the Civil War drew to a close.

It's the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation.