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Church leaders from 22 WCC member churches in Indonesia and East Timor were present along with ecumenical networks at a recent conference in Bali.
Migration activists, migrant church leaders and representatives of ecumenical groups from Africa, Europe and the Middle East have been meeting this week.
This culture of violence against women has been strongly challenged in a World Council of Churches workshop on “transformative masculinities”.
The World Council of Churches is organising a regional conference in Lebanon from 5-7 December to address the global issues of migration.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I says there must be respect for the “inherent rights of all human beings and their aspiration and rights of religious freedom."
Religious leaders and disarmament campaigners have hailed the decision by 50 countries to derail a deeply flawed worldwide accord on cluster bombs.
Religious groups say a proposed new international law on cluster bombs could put more civilians at risk than an existing treaty would.
World church leaders have met in Scotland's capital to discuss plans to rid the world of nuclear weapons and to meet civic and political leaders.
A world churches delegation has been disturbed to discover the very poor conditions in Sierra Leone's prisons, as part of a recent team visit.
The Moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches has met with the Brazilian minister for human rights in the capital.