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Internationales Zentrum für interreligiösen Frieden und Eintracht feiert fünfjähriges Bestehen und zunehmende Bedeutung als Vorhut der Friedensarbeit

In den Jahren seit seiner Gründung 2016  hat das Internationale Zentrum für interreligiösen Frieden und Eintracht in Kaduna, Nigeria einen Mitarbeiterstab aufgebaut, der sich im Rahmen seiner Friedensarbeit für ein religionsübergreifendes, harmonisches und konfliktfreies Zusammenleben der Menschen einsetzt. Das Zentrum dient ebenfalls weiterhin als ein konkretes Symbol, das christlichen und muslimischen Gläubigen dabei hilft, ihre Zusammenarbeit effektiver zu gestalten.

Prayers lift up peaceful elections in Zambia

During National Ecumenical Prayers for Peaceful Elections in Zambia, held 1 August, religious and civic leaders gathered in-person and online to pray for peaceful elections in the nation, which has been coping with a rise in violence during the lead-up to 12 August voting.

WCC offers prayer for the nation of Ethiopia

World Council of Churches acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca led a prayer for love, peace and kindness for the nation of Ethiopia during a service at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York on 19 June.

African Churches mark International Women’s Day

As African churches joined the rest of the world in marking International Women’s Day, pastors, gender experts and activists called for a critical evaluation and strengthening systems to ensure gender justice and equality in churches and society.

COVID and the challenge of holistic humanity

While traveling from the border of South Sudan on a remote dirt road toward the Ugandan town of Kitgum, my companion and I were flagged down by two men. They were carrying their paralyzed friend to Kitgum Hospital and asked if we would give them a lift. Routine as the question may seem, the choice was not an easy one.  The year was 2007, and while the Lord’s Resistance Army had been mainly cleared out, sympathizers remained, and picking up travelers was risky. Pietro, the South Sudan country director who was traveling with me, turned and said, “You’re the logistics officer, what do we do?”