Category - Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV)

  • November 24, 2008

    The Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV) sponsored by the World Council of Churches (WCC) has launched its 2009 focus on the Caribbean region with the theme: "One Love: Building a Peaceful Caribbean".

  • October 5, 2007

    An international ecumenical team representing the World Council of Churches has left the USA encouraged by the signs of hope and commitment after meeting with American Christians struggling with issues of gun control, war and a culture of violence.

  • September 12, 2007

    Church leaders and communities facing situations of violence in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC and New Orleans will share their experiences with an international team from different churches, who will visit the United States next week.

  • July 30, 2007

    The international Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September is part of a growing movement in opposition to religiously-sanctioned violence.

    Or any kind of officially-sanctioned violence, really.

  • February 19, 2007

    St Francis of Assisi's prayer, 'Make me a channel of your peace', was the theme for a celebration of common commitment to overcome violence at a gathering of Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican and Protestant church representatives on 17 February 2007 in Wittenberg, Germany.