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The world's first Arms Trade Treaty is “a milestone in efforts to bring commerce in deadly weapons under much-needed controls,” says te WCC
A Central Committee member of the World Council of Churches, a Methodist lecturer, has joined up with Brazil’s National Truth Commission.
Campaigners for the civil society coalition Control Arms say radical changes are still needed in the latest draft of the Arms Trade Treaty under negotiation at the UN.
The WCC General Secretary joined church and civic leaders as Archbishop Justin Welby was installed in his new ministry at Canterbury Cathedral.
Bartholomew I was the first Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople to attend a papal installation since the great schism of 1054.
The World Council of Churches executive has expressed deep concern about the alarming increase in threats to human security in Latin America.
An ecumenical conference in Johannesburg has identified violence against women and children with disabilities as a priority concern for churches.
Churches have been urged to respond with prayer and action in the face of an alarming growth of violence against women with disabilities.
Civil society representatives and governments have met from 2 to 5 March in Oslo, Norway, to address the humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons.
A major ecumenical statement on the nature and purpose of the church, the broadest ever created, has been launched by the WCC in Geneva.