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World Council of Churches (WCC) congratulates World Food Programme on receiving Nobel Peace Prize

The World Food Programme’s contribution has become even more important in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The World Council of Churches (WCC) welcomed and celebrated the award of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN World Food Programme. “We express our gratitude and congratulations to the leadership and each staff member of the World Food Programme,” said Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, WCC interim general…

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Churches' Week of Action on Food creates path to “Grow, Nourish, Sustain Together”

Two billion people are experiencing moderate or severe levels of food insecurity

Churches around the world will be observing Churches' Week of Action on Food from 11-17 October as hunger is a stark reality for 26.4 percent of the world’s population. The theme of the World Food Day, which falls on 16 October this year, is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain Together.” The World…

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Coronavirus - Africa: World Council of Churches (WCC) moderator contributes to G20 Interfaith Forum on Africa

Abuom addressed the specific topic of addressing COVID-19 amidst increasing deforestation, hunger, and international debt

Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC), contributed to a G20 Interfaith Forum on Africa hosted by KAICIID, or the International Dialogue Centre, dedicated to the facilitation of dialogue between followers of different cultures and religions. Abuom addressed the specific topic of addressing COVID-19 amidst increasing…

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Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: Global religious leaders express deep concern for human rights in Zimbabwe

COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated economic challenges and seriously affected already fragile public health and education systems

The World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation, World Communion of Reformed Churches and Methodist World Council sent a letter to the churches and people of Zimbabwe expressing solidarity with the nation in its difficult quest for human rights and justice. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the economic challenges and…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: World Council of Churches (WCC) calls for end to violence in South Sudan

Desist from violence and ensure a sense of calmness in these difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic

Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary, joined the South Sudan Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches in condemning recent violent killings of innocent people in South Sudan, and called to an end to brutality in the country. Expressing profound…

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Coronavirus - Africa: World Council of Churches (WCC) honors world’s indigenous communities

For indigenous communities already lacking adequate access to health care systems, financial and social services, COVID-19 has made access to these services even more difficult

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will join many in honoring indigenous communities across the world on 9 August. Designated by the United Nations as “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples,” this year the day is particularly honoring indigenous people for seeking unique solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, and…

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Coronavirus: World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance send joint letter to Mozambique president urging protection of people

The letter urges the government to intervene to ensure protection against rights violations and ensure security for the affected communities

In a joint letter, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and ACT Alliance urged the president of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, to protect lives, property and livelihoods from increasing violence in the country.  The WCC and ACT Alliance express concern over the number and humanitarian impact of violent attacks by armed…

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Coronavirus: In Uganda, young people represent “wealth of courage, agency and ideas”

Young people are bringing a fresh drive for justice in many local communities

During a ceremony recognizing how young people in Uganda are true “agents of change” in health and healing, Rev. Pauline Njiru, eastern Africa regional coordinator for the World Council of Churches Ecumenical HIV & AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy programme, said young people are bringing a fresh drive for justice in…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Taming post-harvest losses can boost food security in Africa, say church leaders

In sub-Saharan Africa, the loss is estimated at 100 million metric tonnes of food, with the estimated waste being much higher for perishable foods such as vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy

African Church leaders are highlighting the need to tame the continent’s persistent post-harvest losses, as organizations point at rising food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although some regions have registered bumper harvests following improved rains, concerns for loss of food in the processes of harvesting, transport, and storage have…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Amid COVID-19, African church leaders say availing quality seeds to farmers can help beat food insecurity

Citizens in some of the continent’s countries are facing hunger and serious food shortages after governments implemented stringent anti-COVID-19 measures

As African nations begin opening after months of coronavirus closures, church officials and agricultural experts are stressing an immediate supply of quality seeds to farmers to help tackle a predicted food crisis. Citizens in some of the continent’s countries are facing hunger and serious food shortages after governments implemented stringent anti-COVID-19…