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Accompanying churches in situations of conflict

This project accompanies and equips churches for advocacy in countries where religion is being used to fuel conflict.

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WCC calls for immediate end to military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh region

WCC calls for immediate end to military actions in Nagorno-Karabakh region

World Council of Churches interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed deep concern about the violations of the humanitarian ceasefire agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan on 10 October.

WCC stands with National Council of Churches in the Philippines in urging better protection of human rights

WCC stands with National Council of Churches in the Philippines in urging better protection of human rights

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) has expressed disappointment in the inadequacy of a recent resolution by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) concerning human rights in the Philippines.

Sudanese church leaders express hope that new pact will end war

Sudanese church leaders express hope that new pact will end war

Church leaders in Sudan are welcoming a peace agreement signed between the transitional government and rebel groups on 3 October, after a year of talks in Juba City, the South Sudanese capital.

WCC gravely concerned by escalation of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region

WCC gravely concerned by escalation of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region

World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed grave concern over the renewed and very serious escalation of conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region since Sunday 27 September – reportedly following an attack by Azerbaijan’s military forces – which has already resulted in dozens of casualties including civilians, and which risks provoking a wider armed conflict in the region.

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel “inspiring and troubling to the soul”

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel “inspiring and troubling to the soul”

As churches across the world observed the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, they were reminded of God’s infinite love yet confessed to feeling overwhelmed by dark forces, too.

On International Day of Peace, Sudanese church leaders call for speedy implementation of key peace pact

On International Day of Peace, Sudanese church leaders call for speedy implementation of key peace pact

As South Sudan joined the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace, the country’s church leaders urged speedy implementation of a key peace pact known as the Revitalised - Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

In the face of despair, churches lead a growing “crusade for peace” in Cameroon

In the face of despair, churches lead a growing “crusade for peace” in Cameroon

In Cameroon, hundreds of people are praying for peace, and they are also singing, dancing, marching, and listening to reflections led by people of faith who are calling for a ceasefire — now.

South African Council of Churches to hold countrywide silent prayers against corruption

South African Council of Churches to hold countrywide silent prayers against corruption

On 15 September, the South African Council of Churches will stand in silent prayer in all nine provinces to declare that “Corruption is Not Our Heritage.”

WCC appeals to UN: human rights must be upheld in Cameroon

WCC appeals to UN: human rights must be upheld in Cameroon

In a letter to UN officials, the World Council of Churches (WCC) urges an end to violence and the violation of human rights in Cameroon.

Conflict has raged in Mozambique for decades, but the churches are always there

Conflict has raged in Mozambique for decades, but the churches are always there

Conflict has ingrained itself in the people of Mozambique for many decades from the days of Portuguese colonial rule, to the ensuing civil war which only ended this century, and now Daesh along with the unseen enemy of COVID-19. So, the churches have their hands full as peacemakers.