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World Council of Churches (WCC) commemorates life of former Bossey director John Samuel Mbiti

Mbiti, a Kenyan-born Christian religious philosopher and writer, was an ordained Anglican priest, and as of 2005, a canon

The World Council of Churches (WCC) fellowship joined family and friends of Prof. John Samuel Mbiti in giving thanks for his life and grieving his death on 6 October. Mbiti, a Kenyan-born Christian religious philosopher and writer, was an ordained Anglican priest, and as of 2005, a canon. Mbiti studied…

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Rev. Damon Mkandawire: “A man is a gender justice champion”

Rev. Damon Mkandawire is hospital administrator for the United Church of Zambia’s Mbereshi Mission Hospital

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with Thursdays in Black ambassadors who are playing a vital role in increasing the impact of our collective call for a world without rape and violence. Rev. Damon Mkandawire is hospital administrator for the United Church of Zambia’s Mbereshi Mission Hospital.…

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Dr Agnes Abuom: “Enough is enough”

Abuom is a laywoman in the Anglican Church of Kenya

This is the first in a series of interviews with Thursdays in Black ambassadors who are playing a vital role in increasing the impact of our collective call for a world without rape and violence. By standing together from many sectors and many countries, Thursdays in Black ambassadors are conveying a…

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World Council of Churches (WCC) supports health and wellness in Africa

Since its establishment, the WCC has engaged on health in Africa

The World Council of Churches (WCC) reiterated its commitment to supporting health and wellness in Africa before the 69th session of World Health Organization Regional Committee for Africa. The regional committee, comprising health ministers from the 47 countries, is the governing body of the World Health Organization in the African…

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Former World Council of Churches (WCC) executive finds joy working for peace in Ethiopia

Legesse worked tirelessly for the reconciliation process between the previously estranged synods of the church that split into two in 1991 after the political change

Nigussu Legesse shared in the joy a year ago when the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church declared an end to a 27-year-old schism that had torn it apart. That rapprochement set in motion a series of events that are taking him back to his homeland. Legesse was then World Council of…

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World Council of Churches (WCC) statement commemorates quad-centennial of forced voyage of enslaved African peoples

The statement also affirms the timely relevance and significance of related ecumenical work

A statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee commemorated the quad-centennial of the forced transatlantic voyage of enslaved African peoples from Angola to Jamestown, Virginia (USA). "The policy and practice of enslaving African people laid the foundations for the systematic disenfranchisement and disempowering of people of African…

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Diakonia focus of seminar in West African Republic of Bénin

Representatives from churches and church-related organisations gathered for a capacity-building seminar, financed by funds from Brot fuer die Welt, on diakonia and development

A seminar on human resources and leadership development for diakonia was held in the West African Republic of Bénin from 13-17 May. Representatives from churches and church-related organisations gathered for a capacity-building seminar, financed by funds from Brot fuer die Welt, on diakonia and development. Participants came from French-speaking countries…

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Assessment at World Council of Churches (WCC) raises awareness about impact of Cyclone Idai on Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Taonga Mushayavanh also thanked the WCC for the event

They came from governments, the United Nations, civil society, churches and other faith-based organizations to discuss the impact of Cyclone Idai that has wreaked death, havoc and destruction on Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in recent weeks. Meeting at the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva on 5 April, WCC…

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Churches call for support amid devastation caused by Cyclone Idai

As the numbers of victims and people displaced are still unfolding, churches in the region are calling everyone to join in prayers for the wellbeing and protection of those affected

More than 100,000 people are still stranded from massive flooding caused by a devastating cyclone and heavy rainfall in Mozambique and neighboring southeastern African countries. As the numbers of victims and people displaced are still unfolding, churches in the region are calling everyone to join in prayers for the wellbeing…

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Tanzania: A long-standing issue, with potential for change

This week in Tanzania, religious leaders gathered to address stigma and discrimination related to HIV

What if HIV were just a virus, and not also a taboo? This week in Tanzania, religious leaders gathered to address stigma and discrimination related to HIV. Convened as part of the PEPFAR-UNAIDS FBOs Initiative on 18-21 March, the interfaith consultation was facilitated by the World Council of Churches-Ecumenical HIV…