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"If you are willing...”

Hello, my name is John and I have myelomeningocele spina bifida. In-utero, my spinal column did not fully close and a number (for me, six) of nerve-pairs did not get to where they needed to go. For me, that disclosure is relatively low on my spine, meaning it affects below my midsection. I can still walk using leg braces.

WCC general secretary's sermon at United Methodist General Conference, Ecumenical Service (30 April 2024)

What is God calling Christians and the Christian Church to do today? Whose and what voices are we listening to?” asked Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in his sermon at the ecumenical worship of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) on 30 April, in Charlotte, North Carolina (US). 

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Young people speak out on safe spaces—and what churches need to do

During a webinar on 25 April, young people shared their honest perspectives on safe spaces” in faith communities. They talked about the characteristics of a safe space—and what churches can do better, particularly when working with issues related to HIV and reproductive health.

New WCC appointments reflect strong global fellowship

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has made new staff appointments during 2024, including three new commission directors. WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay warmly greeted them as they began to serve in their particular ministries.

WCC, WHO commemorate 50 years of collaboration

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are celebrating 50 years of collaboration. Their work together includes strategizing, publications, seminars, webinars, and responding to crises such as HIV, the Ebola outbreak, and COVID-19 pandemic. 

Orações para o Dia Mundial da Saúde 7 de abril de 2024

Com o Ciclo de Orações Ecumênicas, oramos pelos povos e igrejas da Romênia, Hungria e Bulgária.

O Dia Mundial da Saúde é comemorado em 7 de abril, quando a Organização Mundial de Saúde completa seu 76º aniversário. Neste ano, o tema é “Minha Saúde, Meu Direito”, que nos convida à defesa do acesso equitativo a serviços de saúde e ao trabalho direcionado a um mundo mais saudável e inclusivo.

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Oración por el Día Mundial de la Salud Domingo, 7 de abril de 2024

Con el Ciclo Ecuménico de Oración, oramos por los pueblos y las iglesias de Rumanía, Hungría y Bulgaria.

El Día Mundial de la Salud es el 7 de abril, fecha en que la Organización Mundial de la Salud conmemora su 76.º aniversario. Este año el tema es "Mi salud, mi derecho", que nos recuerda que debemos abogar por un acceso equitativo a los servicios de salud y trabajar por un mundo más sano e inclusivo.   

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Prière pour la Journée mondiale de la santé Dimanche 7 avril 2024

Dans le cadre du cycle de prière œcuménique, nous prions pour les peuples et les Églises de Roumanie, de Hongrie et de Bulgarie.

La Journée mondiale de la santé a lieu le 7 avril, date à laquelle l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé célèbre son 76e anniversaire. Cette année, le thème est «Ma santé, mon droit», ce qui nous rappelle qu’il faut plaider en faveur d’un accès équitable aux services de santé et œuvrer pour un monde plus sain et plus inclusif.  

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