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Over 60 per cent of deaths in battle-related conflicts are caused by small arms, and billions of dollars are spent every year on small arms.
The struggle against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons "is critical for peace and security in Africa,” a churches' consultation has heard.
Bishop K. H. Ting, a pioneer of the official post-denominational Protestant Church in China, has died on 22 November 2012, at the age of 97.
Participants from Latin America will meet in Guatemala next week for a regional consultation on peace and human security in the continent.
Two major international church bodies have written to the European Union, appealing for a just and sustainable solution to the crisis in Greece.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting individuals and church congregations to join “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence”.
The situation in Greece is more than an economic crisis for one country alone, an ecumenical Christian delegation from Europe and Africa has been told.
The WCC is holding a consultation in Ethiopia to strategize common priorities and actions to combat the proliferation of arms in the region.
A new online publication from the World Council of Churches invites congregations to explore themes from the upcoming 10th WCC Assembly.
The synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has discussed ecumenical perspectives on the legacy of Martin Luther and the Reformation he set in motion.