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WCC will lead array of HIV response workshops in Nigeria

The World Council of Churches (WCC), with the Christian Council of Nigeria, the Nigerian Network of Religious Leaders Living with HIV and the International Community of Women Living with HIV, on 10-18 June, will lead an array of workshops related to HIV response in Nigeria.

In Kenya, messages about gender equality reach thousands

Whether its weaving gender equality into environmental training for young children, or reaching 2,000 high school and university students with the Thursdays in Black campaign, Kevin Maina is making some major strides in Kenya toward a world free from gender-based violence. 

Save Children’s Lives: Climate-Responsible Banking

03 July 2024

Organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI), the webinar will provide an update on the 9 May 2022 statement on Climate-Responsible Finance and commitments made on the five calls to action.

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Promoting harmony amidst diversity: The International Center For Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony in Kaduna, Nigeria

In a world often marred by religious strife and intolerance, there is an oasis of hope and understanding in Kaduna, Nigeria—the International Center for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony (ICIPH). Established in 2016, this centre stands as a beacon of unity, dedicated to fostering dialogue, understanding, and cooperation among people of diverse faith backgrounds.

Swedish churches prepare for commemoration of “Life and Work” and Nicaea

A group of church leaders from Sweden met with the World Council of Churches (WCC) to prepare for the year 2025, with a focus on commemorating 100 years since the beginning of the Life and Work movement as well as the commemoration of the 1700th anniversary of the Council of Nicaea, where bishops representing the whole of Christendom gathered together for the first time to discuss the faith and witness of the church.

World Health Day Prayer Sunday 7 April 2024

With the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, we pray for the people and churches of Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria.

World Health Day is April 7 when the World Health Organization commemorates its 76th anniversary. This year the theme is 'My Health, My Right, which reminds us to advocate for equitable access to health services and work towards a healthier, more inclusive world.  

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An Easter prayer – by Mgr William Shomali

Let swords be turned into ploughshares, fear to trust, despair to hope, oppression to freedom, starvation to prosperity, occupation to liberation, and peace and justice could be experienced by all.

Three WCC commissions meet to confront emerging global challenges

Three World Council of Churches (WCC) commissions—the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, Commission on Health and Healing, and Commission on Climate Justice and Sustainable Development—are jointly meeting from 5-8 March in Geneva to explore the theme "Faith and Effective Witness and Diakonia in the 21st Century.”

What can churches do to prevent modern slavery?

Jackline Makena Mutuma is a clergy with the Methodist Church in Kenya and a student at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, where her current research is related to the intersection of modern-day slavery and global warming. She was also recently elected as one of the vice moderators of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order. In a WCC interview, she reflects on the urgent issue of preventing modern slavery.