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World Council of Churches (WCC) to hold Midday Prayer for those grieving after flight disaster

Prayers will focus on grieving family, friends and colleagues who lost loved ones from UN agencies, the WCC and other organizations

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting the public, media, and all people of goodwill to join in a Midday Prayer on 20 March. Prayers will focus on grieving family, friends and colleagues who lost loved ones from UN agencies, the WCC and other organizations who perished in the…

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    • Bishop Arnold Temple, the President of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), speaks on March 11 during a faith leaders side event dubbed faith for earth at the U.N Environmental Assembly in Nairobi. Photo: Fredrick Nzwili
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Role of the faith in tackling environmental challenges expounded at UN Environment Assembly

President of the All Africa Conference of Churches, warned that the world had become ecologically bankrupt, while calling for urgent action to tackle climate change

By Fredrick Nzwili On the sidelines of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, top UN officials, religious leaders and environmental experts underlined the role of faith communities in tackling climate change, a phenomenon that threatens to annihilate humanity. The assembly opened on 11 March against the dark shadow of the Ethiopian Airline…

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Religious leaders from USA and South Africa issue pilgrimage statement on Israel and Palestine

The delegation also met with families fighting to keep their homes from being taken for Jewish settlements and developments

After a visit to Israel and Palestine on 21 February through 1 March, a delegation of South African and African-American church leaders, released a Group Pilgrimage Statement on Israel and Palestine. The group was a joint delegation of leaders from historic black denominations of the National Council of Churches in…

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World Council of Churches (WCC) contributes to contextual theologies course in Morocco

The WCC helped instruct a course on contextual theologies and African theologies at the Ecumenical Theological Institute Al Mowafaqa in Rabat

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Theological Education programme has, for the second time, contributed to ecumenical capacity development in Morocco. The WCC helped instruct a course on contextual theologies and African theologies at the Ecumenical Theological Institute Al Mowafaqa in Rabat. Founded in 2012, the Al Mowafaqa Institute…

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World Council of Churches condemns killing of Catholic priests in South Sudan, Cameroon

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned the killing of two Catholic priests, one in South Sudan and another, less than one week later, in Cameroon

Jesuit priest Fr Victor Luke Odhiambo was attacked and killed by unknown people on the night of 15 November in Cueibet South Sudan. The late priest was known for his commitment to education and social transformation for the people of South Sudan. Odhiambo, who was the first Kenyan Jesuit priest,…

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World Council of Churches (WCC) condemns arrest of pastor in Zambia

Chibubi and other pastors had gathered to discuss the debt crisis when police were allegedly directed to arrest them

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned the apparent arrest of Pastor George Chibubi, who was picked by the police in Ndola for organising a meeting with fellow pastors to discuss Zambia’s economic crisis. Tveit joined other Zambian and international advocates urging President Edgar…

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South Sudanese churches welcome top leader’s agreement, but warn conflict has expanded

President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the main opposition Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) leader, signed the declaration agreement in Khartoum on 27 June

South Sudanese churches have welcomed the signing of a permanent ceasefire agreement by the main rivals, while cautioning that many other such pacts had also been dishonoured. President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the main opposition SPLM-IO leader, signed the declaration agreement in Khartoum on 27 June, raising hope for…

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World Council of Churches (WCC) “Pilgrim Team” to visit South Sudan

A World Council of Churches (WCC) “Pilgrim Team” will visit South Sudan from 5-9 May under the theme “African Women of Faith and Gender Justice”

The delegation will affirm the fact that gender equality is a necessary foundation for a peaceful and sustainable world by listening to women’s stories of displacement, violence, and oppression. The delegation will be led by WCC Deputy General Secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC. Members of the delegation include:…

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Film recognized for highlighting human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The film highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The feature-length documentary “Maman Colonelle,” directed by Dieudo Hamadi, has received the Human Rights Award 2017 from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), and SIGNIS, a worldwide association of Catholic communicators. The film highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of…

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South Sudan church leaders in Easter message stand committed to people in face of war and hunger

South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) issued its Easter message on 29 March saying it will continue to “stand and speak with one prophetic voice, in the face of war, violence and hunger” in their landlocked nation

South Sudanese church leaders said in their Easter message that the Church stays committed to hope and refuses “to yield to fear or indifference” in their troubled homeland where the end of a bitter conflict seems elusive once again. The South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) issued its Easter message…