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More than 200 people die as drought ravages northeast Uganda

Kampala, UgandaReuters More than 200 people have died from hunger this month in north-eastern Uganda, where a prolonged drought and rampant insecurity have left more than half a million facing starvation, a local official and a charity worker said.  Inhabited by nomadic pastoralists, the semi-arid and remote Karamoja region on the border with Kenya has […]

Ecumenical group demands for Germany to support nuclear prohibition

A group of German ecumenical activists including former World Council of Churches general secretary Konrad Raiser has criticised the German government for its failure to support the United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. “It has become clear to many people in recent months that nuclear weapons do not offer lasting security and […]

Church leaders celebrate awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN

Nobel Peace Prize

  Beatrice Fihn, ICAN executive director (right), and Setsuko Thurlow (centre), a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, receive the award at a ceremony at the Oslo City Hall on Sunday. PICTURE: Albin Hillert/World Council of Churches Church leaders in Norway and around the world have celebrated the awarding of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the […]

World Council of Churches congratulates ICAN on being awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The World Council of Churches has congratulated the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on being awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee cited ICAN’s “work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons” […]