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New and old epidemics in focus at WCC gathering in Nairobi

Two World Council of Churches (WCC) HIV initiatives met to review and celebrate the critical and life-changing work of the initiatives and to continue planning for a strengthened WCC HIV response in the new WCC Commission of the Churches on Health and Healing.

Fr Ioan Sauca: “God is on the side of those who are suffering”

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has, since the first day of the war in Ukraine and even in the months before, been working and praying earnestly for peace in this conflict and throughout the world. From the beginning, the WCC has called for an immediate end to armed hostilities, to stop the war and has appealed also for an immediate end to indiscriminate attacks with an escalating impact on civilians in Ukraine. WCC News met online with the WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca to get the latest update on the work of the WCC.

Seven Weeks for Water 2022, week 7: “Pilgrimage of water justice in Europe,” by Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri

The seventh and final reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2022 of the WCCs Ecumenical Water Network is written by Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri*. In the following reflection she, being the staff focal point of WCCs Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, makes a compelling analysis of how the WCC pilgrimage and the pilgrimage of water justice inter-relate, complement, and strengthen each other, with a particular reference to Europe.

Gender Justice Principles with Code of Conduct

The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee, during its February 2022 meeting, approved a set of Gender Justice Principles that clearly define the WCC’s own approach to gender justice.

A Gender Advisory Group developed the principles through many rounds of review by leadership and staff, as an internal document for WCC staff, governing bodies, commissions, and reference groups.

WCC Programmes

Peregrinos en el camino de la paz

El recorrido del CMI de Busan a Karlsruhe (sin ilustraciones)

For each assembly, the central committee submits an accountability report, describing and offering an assessment of the activities of the WCC between the assemblies; in this case, since the 10th Assembly, in Busan, Republic of Korea, in late 2013.

The report “Pilgrims on the Path of Peace – The Journey of the WCC from Busan to Karlsruhe,” is now available online for WCC member churches, ecumenical partners, and other global pilgrims. The WCC central committee received the report in February.

Pilgerinnen und Pilger auf dem Weg des Friedens

Die Reise des ÖRK von Busan nach Karlsruhe (ohne Bilder)

For each assembly, the central committee submits an accountability report, describing and offering an assessment of the activities of the WCC between the assemblies; in this case, since the 10th Assembly, in Busan, Republic of Korea, in late 2013.

The report “Pilgrims on the Path of Peace – The Journey of the WCC from Busan to Karlsruhe,” is now available online for WCC member churches, ecumenical partners, and other global pilgrims. The WCC central committee received the report in February.

La unidad es clave ante los nuevos retos que la crisis sanitaria plantea en Asia

A medida que la pandemia de COVID-19 se atenúa lentamente, persisten sus graves consecuencias sobre la vida de las personas, en toda Asia y en el resto del mundo. Además del sufrimiento y de la trágica pérdida de vidas provocados por el virus, las esperanzas en un futuro mejor se han visto truncadas por el aislamiento social, la recesión económica, el aumento del desempleo y la pobreza.

Einheit ist entscheidend, wenn eine gesundheitliche Krise Asien vor neue Herausforderungen stellt

Währen die COVID-19-Pandemie langsam abebbt, bleiben ihre tiefen Auswirkungen auf das Leben der Menschen überall in Asien und auf der ganzen Welt. Zusätzlich zu den Leiden und dem tragischen Verlust vom Menschenleben durch das Virus selbst wurden auch die Hoffnungen auf eine bessere Zukunft durch soziale Isolation, ökonomische Rezession, steigende Arbeitslosigkeit und Armut verdunkelt.

L’unité est essentielle face aux nouveaux défis de la crise sanitaire en Asie

La pandémie de COVID-19 s’éloigne peu à peu, mais ses profondes répercussions sur la vie des populations, elles, persistent à travers l’Asie et dans le reste du monde. Aux souffrances et pertes tragiques de vies humaines imputées au virus viennent s’ajouter l’isolement social, la récession économique, la flambée du chômage et la hausse de la pauvreté qui minent les espoirs d’un avenir meilleur.

Pilgrims on the Path of Peace

The Journey of the WCC from Busan to Karlsruhe (Unillustrated)

For each assembly, the central committee submits an accountability report, describing and offering an assessment of the activities of the WCC between the assemblies; in this case, since the 10th Assembly, in Busan, Republic of Korea, in late 2013.

The report “Pilgrims on the Path of Peace – The Journey of the WCC from Busan to Karlsruhe,” is now available online for WCC member churches, ecumenical partners, and other global pilgrims. The WCC central committee received the report in February.