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Religious leaders uniting for climate peace in solidarity with refugees, boost UN conference

The moment religious leaders from around 40 faith-based organisations worldwide agreed to keep defending the individual right to seek asylum during a gathering in Geneva marked a high point on the eve of the Global Refugee Forum, the world's biggest such international gathering.They met at a one-day event on 12 December at the World Council of Churches (WCC), chaired by an Armenian archbishop and a UN diplomat who was once a Turkish legislator.

Religious leaders will gather for 2023 Global Refugee Forum linked event

Religious leaders will gather on 12 December for an event linked to the Global Refugee Forum. Hosted by the UNHCR, the World Council of Churches (WCC), and Religions for Peace (RfP) at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, the programme is entitled: “Religious Leaders Unite for Climate Peace in Solidarity with Refugees.”

Global Summit on Gender Equality in Nationality Laws

13 June 2023

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will host at the Ecumenical Center a Global Summit on Gender Equality in Nationality Laws—organized by the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, UNHCR, UNICEF, and UN Women—on 13 June.

With no ID card in Jerusalem, 26-year-old says “I lost my right to live a normal life”

Twenty-six-year-old Samyah* has no ID card—not Palestinian or Israeli. Born in the West Bank, she once had a Jerusalem ID card after her father but it was revoked. She found out about the revocation when she was 16 and thought had the opportunity to travel with her school to Switzerland. She could not travel. Since then, Samyah and her family have been struggling to regain her Jerusalem ID card.

WCC statement urges confronting racism, revisiting “complicity of some religious bodies”

Declaring that “there is no justification in either faith or science for the racism, xenophobia and discrimination that we are witnessing in the world,” the leadership of the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee adopted a public statement that condemns these social forces.

The statement was prepared by the Public Issues Committee at the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany.

An assembly mood spreads across Asia

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly nears, Christians across Asia are ready to engage and bring Asian concerns and perspectives to the table. Last Tuesday, a week prior to the opening of the assembly, more than 200 participants from all over the Asian continent gathered online in a pre-assembly meeting to learn more about the assembly and reflect on pertinent issues to highlight in Karlsruhe.

WCC, Religions for Peace will release joint message on statelessness: “Belonging—Affirmations for Faith Leaders’

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Religions for Peace will issue on 9 May a joint message on statelessness, Belonging—Affirmations for Faith Leaders”.

The document is one of the most recent fruits of WCC work that has been ongoing for more than a decade around the issue of statelessness. It is currently available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

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إدراكاً منا أننا نعيش جميعا في مجتمعات متعددة الأديان، اجتمع زعماء الكنائس الأفريقية في أديس أبابا بإثيوبيا، أثناء انعقاد ورشة العمل الإقليمية للجنة الكنائس للشؤون الدولية (CCIA) التابعة لمجلس الكنائس العالمي (WCC) في عام 2016 حول "قوانين تسجيل المواليد والجنسية التميزية بين الجنسين في أفريقيا"، مشددين على ضرورة وضع استراتيجيات وتأكيدات مشتركة بين الأديان في عملنا لمناصرة حقوق الإنسان للأشخاص عديمي الجنسية.

 

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Génesis del documento

Reconociendo que todos vivimos en sociedades multirreligiosas, los dirigentes de las iglesias africanas, reunidos en Addis Abeba (Etiopía) durante el taller regional de 2016 de la Comisión de las Iglesias para Asuntos Internacionales (CIAI) sobre “Registro de nacimientos y leyes de nacionalidad discriminatorias por razón de género en África”, subrayaron la necesidad de formular estrategias y afirmaciones interconfesionales en nuestra labor de promoción de los derechos humanos de los apátridas.

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APPARTENANCE - AFFIRMATIONS POUR LES RESPONSABLES RELIGIEUX

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Reconnaissant que nous vivons tous dans des sociétés plurireligieuses, les responsables des Églises africaines se sont rassemblés à Addis-Abeba, en Éthiopie, à l’occasion de l’atelier régional «Enregistrement des naissances et législations sexistes en matière de nationalité en Afrique» de la Commission des Églises pour les affaires internationales (CEAI) du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) et ont souligné l’importance de stratégies et d’affirmations interreligieuses dans notre travail de plaidoyer en faveur des droits de la personne des apatrides.

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