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The WCC’s health and healing programme facilitates networking and dialogue to promote health and healing for all people. Throughout 2017 and 2018, the WCC is developing a global ecumenical health strategy to meet continuing and new health challenges worldwide.

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Global food crisis has a spiritual dimension, says Kobia

Global food crisis has a spiritual dimension, says Kobia

For one billion of the world population, "living with constant hunger" is "a normal state". However, there is nothing normal about that fact, which is "a result of the ways our societies have chosen to produce, share, buy and sell food".

Food price crisis: What does it mean? What can we do about it?

Food price crisis: What does it mean? What can we do about it?

The latest issue of the "Contact" magazine, jointly produced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN), addresses the current food price crises from various angles. A wide range of authors provide a broad perspective on the causes of the crisis and ideas for advocacy and action to counter it.

Mental health is a community issue

Mental health is a community issue

Communities have an important role to play when it comes to mental disorders . This was the unanimous view of experts who spoke at Geneva ' s Ecumenical Centre on Mental Health Day .

WCC executive committee meets and approves budget and statements

The executive committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), meeting in Luebeck, Germany, 23-26 September 2008, reviewed programme, budget, and approved various public statements and reports and the extension of the contract of the current general secretary.

Desmond Tutu: "Caring and compassion will prevail over evil and injustice"

Desmond Tutu: "Caring and compassion will prevail over evil and injustice"

"Evil, injustice, oppression, all of those awful things, they are not going to have the last word. Goodness, laughter, joy, caring, compassion, the things that you do and you help others do, those are going to prevail," said Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Geneva today.

African women theologians address children issues

African women theologians address children issues

Orphans and vulnerable children are one focus of the 4th Pan African Conference hosted by the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 3-8 September 2007. Topics include sexual abuse, child-headed households, the role of faith based organizations in child care, and many more.