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Pope Francis met with Rev Olav Fykse Tveit, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches, on 7 March in an encounter described as "very positive".
Faith-based groups, with the United Nations, have urged expansion of access to anti-retroviral treatment for persons living with HIV and AIDS.
Faith leaders, religious communities and governments can working together for justice and peace, says the WCC.
The seventh round of a conversation between Christians and Muslims has been held in Tehran, Iran, this month.
A physician, educator and former World Council of Church staff member is on the Philippines Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board.
Churches in South Sudan say “we are tired of war”, stressing the urgency to “work for peace and rebuild what has been destroyed”.
A new church resource book on HIV and AIDS has been launched in the Philippines to address the country’s HIV epidemic.
The WCC says drones pose a “serious threats to humanity” while setting “dangerous precedents in inter-state relations”.
The immediate end of the suffering of the people in Syria “must now be the focus for all parties" says the WCC.
The World Council of Churches' general secretary has warned of “adverse effects” from the recent Swiss vote on immigration.