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#Youthtakeover for Ecumenical International Youth Day

12 August 2021

What is our role as Christians in protecting the environment? As the impact of climate change intensifies over time, children and young people are facing the consequences of our actions. This year, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is organizing an online event to observe Ecumenical International Youth Day as a space for young people to discuss climate change. 

Online

Stop the Flow: Let’s End Human Trafficking - World Day Against Trafficking in Persons webinar

30 July 2021

The World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation are collaborating to host a joint event on human trafficking. The event will take place on 30 July 2021, the World Day Against Trafficking in persons. This day provides an opportunity to sound the alarm about the horrible crime of human trafficking as well as for governments, faith based organizations and other partners to reaffirm their commitment to end this gross violation of human rights.

World Immunization Week

24 - 30 April 2021

Extraordinary efforts to develop vaccines against COVID-19 and roll out mass vaccination programmes provide hope to millions of people around the globe. Throughout the pandemic, public health organizations have collaborated closely with non-government- and faith-based organizations. That has made a difference, both in getting factual information about vaccines across to the public, and in encouraging people to act in solidarity by getting vaccinated.

Pursuing Peace in a Pluralistic World: A Sikh-Christian Dialogue

05 July 2019

On 5 July, the World Council of Churches (WCC) will convene its first-ever formal Christian-Sikh dialogue. In commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first guru of the Sikhs, the dialogue is being held as the Global Sikh Council meets in Switzerland.

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

Climate justice and environmental initiatives for and with children/youth webinar

11 June 2019

Millions of children and youth have been marching to demand climate action. Only on 24 May, over 1.8 million people took part in over 2,000 activities in 125 countries all around the world.

In light of the Statement on the Global Biodiversity Crisis and the Urgent Need for Structural Change adopted by the WCC Executive Committee on 27 May, WCC in partnership with UNICEF invite all the interested to a webinar that will present climate justice and environmental initiatives for and with children/youth.

Online

World AIDS Day 2018

03 December 2018

Under the 2018 theme of "Know your status", World AIDS Day is an opportunity to remember the people who have been lost to the epidemic, to we give thanks for the progress made and make new commitments to ensuring no one is left behind.

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

Education for peace in a multi-religious world

10 December 2018

A panel debate will be organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the World Council of Churches on the impact of peace education to promote mutual understanding and cooperative relations between people and societies.

United Nations Office in Geneva, Room XXV

World Children's Day WCC - UNICEF Celebratory Event

21 November 2018

On the occasion of 2018 World Children’s Day, and in recognition of the WCC’s 70th anniversary, UNICEF and WCC are convening a number of WCC member churches and common partners to celebrate the UNICEF-WCC global partnership and to take stock of the many achievements of the Churches’ Commitments to Children.

Ecumenical Centre, 1 Route des Morillons, Geneva

Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

10 June 2018

The Global Day of Prayer to End Famine hopes to unite ecumenical partners and faith communities all over the world as a prayerful and spiritual movement to: encourage prayer, reflection and action with information and suggestions; bring awareness regarding famine’s impact on the most vulnerable children and families and to help address its root causes; connect with church-related and other humanitarian organizations that are currently working to bring immediate relief and positive long-term change so children and families can live out God’s aspiration for a dignified, peaceful and violence-free future; help communities and congregations to uphold each other in prayer and support, by sharing experiences, challenge and solutions.

Worldwide

Faith at AIDS 2018

21 - 27 July 2018

The faith-based response to HIV and AIDS has become more visible and integrated because of the increased engagement and coordination of faith-based representatives over the past International AIDS Conferences. A range of faith-based activities are now being planned for AIDS 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23-27 July 2018.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Faith Networking Zone at ICASA 2017

04 - 08 December 2017

The World Council of Churches is hosting a dynamic networking zone in the Global Village of ICASA 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 4-8 December 2017. A "Faith Networking Zone: Global Village Roadmap" is available for download.

ICASA 2017, Côte d'Ivoire