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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.

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.

U.S. veterans work for peace on divided Korean peninsula

Throughout 2020, the World Council of Churches (WCC), together with the National Council of Churches in Korea, has been observing a Global Prayer Campaign,“We Pray, Peace Now, End the War.” As part of the campaign, the WCC is sharing personal stories and interviews that inspire others to work for peace. The story below features the perspective of U.S. war veterans, all of whom are also featured in video interviews.

Des vétérans américains œuvrent en faveur de la paix dans la péninsule coréenne

Tout au long de l'année 2020, le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) et le Conseil national des Églises de Corée observent une campagne mondiale de prière baptisée «Nous prions, la paix maintenant, arrêtez la guerre». Dans le cadre de cette campagne, le COE publie divers récits personnels et interviews dont l'objectif est d'encourager les individus à œuvrer pour la paix. C'est le cas des témoignages suivants, recueillis auprès d'anciens combattants américains et disponibles en vidéo.

Joint message calls for healing wounds and a shared future for the Korean Peninsula

A Joint Ecumenical Peace Message for the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War was publicly delivered on 22 June during a live-streamed event. Co-sponsored by churches and councils of churches around the world, especially from countries that participated in the Korean War, the message describes the Korean War as an “appallingly destructive conflict” after which no peace treaty was ever concluded.

Message commun pour la guérison des blessures et un avenir partagé dans la péninsule coréenne

Un message de paix œcuménique commun a été rendu public à l’occasion du 70e anniversaire de l’éclatement de la guerre de Corée lors d’un événement diffusé en direct le 22 juin. Le message, coparrainé par les Églises et conseils des Églises du monde entier, et plus particulièrement des pays ayant participé à la guerre de Corée, décrit cette dernière comme un «conflit effroyablement destructeur» des suites duquel aucun traité de paix n’a abouti.