April 3, 2013
- The world's first Arms Trade Treaty is “a milestone in efforts to bring commerce in deadly weapons under much-needed controls,” according to the WCC general secretary. “This long-overdue act of international governance means that people in many parts of the world who live in fear for their lives will eventually be safer,” the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said, commenting on the Arms Trade Treaty adopted on 2 April, voted by 155 countries at the United Nations in New York.
March 28, 2013
- Dr Magali do Nascimento Cunha, a Central Committee member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and professor at the Methodist University of São Paulo, has joined Brazil’s National Truth Commission as a researcher. The commission will investigate human rights violations in Brazil that occurred between 1948 and 1988, including the years of military dictatorship in that country.
March 15, 2013
- The WCC Executive Committee has expressed deep concern about the alarming increase in threats to human security in Latin America. In its statement the committee has called for renewed efforts by churches to ensure peaceful and just societies.
March 5, 2013
- “Discrimination and statelessness live side by side; it is no coincidence that most stateless people belong to racial, linguistic and religious minorities,” read a communique issued at the end of a WCC consultation on stateless people in Washington, D.C., United States.