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The South African Council of Churches has elected new leaders at its Triennial Conference in Johannesburg, which also emphasised the vocation to justice and peace.
The World Council of Churches president for Latin America and the Caribbean has expressed concern over political violence in Venezuela.
An “inter-generational dialogue on faith, culture, HIV and sexual reproductive health and rights” was initiated last week.
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.