In a letter issued on 25 August 2016, addressed to the Rev Luca Negro, president of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy, the General Secretary of the WCC offered “heartfelt condolences to the people who lost family members and friends.” The letter follows the massive earthquake, which hit central Italy in the morning hours of 24 August.
Land rights, equity in development resource flows and life-enhancing epistemologies were among the themes emphasised by faith-based organisations at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, Canada on 9-14 August 2016
Forty representatives of national councils of persons with disabilities from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda met in Kigali, Rwanda from 8-11 August to explore ways in which they can promote disability-inclusive development in East Africa.
This year, 6 and 9 August mark the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities destroyed by atomic bombs with a combined death toll estimated at more than 225,000 people.
Students of communication and theology will address questions of media and globalisation and then explore how these relate to the theme of religion in mass media, as part of a global summer school held from 23 to 31 2016 July in Jamaica.
The acting General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Georges Lemopoulos, has called for prayer and acts of common caring following a murderous attack on holiday makers in the southern French city of Nice.
At a workshop in Ghana, women have collectively asked a question: “Is it not time for women and girls to raise their voices to say what they want as mothers, as widows, as single parents, and as God’s children?”