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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…

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Mission conference opens in Tanzania with deep spirit of sharing

Dr. Agnes Abuom is the first woman and the first African moderator in the history of the World Council of Churches from the Anglican Church of Kenya

The long-anticipated Conference on World Mission and Evangelism opened on 8 March in Arusha, Tanzania, with African rhythms, almost thousand participants, storytelling, and a spirit of sharing that set the stage for the rest of the week. The conference, organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) with the theme…

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Special online issue of International Review of Mission offers African perspectives on Mission and Evangelism

The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism gathering takes place in Arusha under the theme “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship,” from 8 to 13 March 2018

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) prepares to hold its next Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) in Arusha, Tanzania, a special online “virtual” issue of the International Review of Mission (IRM) gathers articles dealing with African perspectives on mission. Africa, writes editor Benjamin Simon in an introduction…

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Anticipation from Tanzania on the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism will be held at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, in Arusha, Tanzania

Bishop Dr. Fredrick O. Shoo is presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). He is also author of a “Welcome” in the Handbook for the upcoming World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). Below, Bishop Shoo is featured in an interview that comments…

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Call for day of prayer for South Sudan reinforces message of peace

Earlier this month, the SSCC issued a pastoral letter to the government of South Sudan and the opposition urging them to compromise

On 23 February Pope Francis has called for a worldwide day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan and The Democratic Republic of Congo; two countries plagued by conflict, unrest and famine. The call is heeded by the World Council of Churches and all are encouraged to join in the…