Geneva (ENInews)--The World Council of Churches joined the international community in condemning the massacre of at least 108 people, including 49 children, on May 25 in the villages of Taldou and Kall Laha in the El Houleh area of Syria.
Geneva (ENInews)--The head of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on 27 February condemned as "deplorable" a recent spate of violence and killings in Afghanistan, sparked in reaction to the burning of copies of the Quran by members of the U.S. military.
Geneva, December 6 (ENInews)--The world needs to act more proactively to promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, said United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a keynote address delivered at the European headquarters of the United Nations.
Religious leaders and disarmament campaigners hailed the decision in
Geneva by 50 countries to derail a proposal backed by the United States,
Russia, China, India and Israel to create a new global accord on
cluster bombs, contending that it did not meet humanitarian concerns.
An ecumenical accompaniment program has been launched to assist
victims of violence in Colombia, where internal armed conflict has
driven nearly 5 million people away from their land and property,
according to the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI).
Geneva, August 3 (ENInews)--Christian advocacy groups are among a
28-strong international coalition calling for North Korea, criticized by many for
its human rights abuses and nuclear threats, to step down from the
presidency of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament (UNCD).
Shaken and saddened in the aftermath of the bomb attack and mass killings in his native Norway, Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, said a "huge task" lies ahead for churches and other faiths. "We must work together to find common values, ways to respect one another and . . . ways to live together without violence."
Geneva, June 13 (ENInews)--On 14 June, three boxes containing records of
brutal torture and repression suffered under two decades of Brazilian
military rule will be returned to the South American country from peaceful
Switzerland, where the material has resided at the World Council of Churches
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