Peace and Conflict Religious Orginzations

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  • Peace and Conflict Religious side
    • World Council of Churches (WCC)
      • "WCC is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour and seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God.."
      • At the end of 2013, there were 345 member churches. While the bulk of the WCC's founding churches were European and North American, today most member churches are in areas such as Africa, Asia.
      • Purpose
        • are called to the goal of visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship
        • promote their common witness in work for mission and evangelism
        • engage in Christian service by serving human need, breaking down barriers between people, seeking justice and peace, and upholding the integrity of creation
        • foster renewal in unity, worship, mission and service
    • Pax Christi
      • Pax Christi International is a global Catholic peace movement working worldwide to establish
      • Pax Christi International holds special consultative status with the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Vienna, as well as with UNESCO in Paris
      • Pax Christi International is officially represented at the African Union in Addis Ababa
      • Pax Christi participates in the Council of Europe and enjoys, along with its Member Organisations, access to the European Parliament and the European Commission
    • Islamic Relief
      • Enable communities to mitigate the effect of disasters, prepare for their occurrence and respond by providing relief, protection and recovery
      • Promote integrated development and environmental custodianship with a focus on sustainable livelihoods
      • Support the marginalised and vulnerable to voice their needs and address root causes of poverty.

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