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World Week for Peace highlights creative solidarity, common fragility

Under the theme ‘Creative Solidarity in Common Fragility’, people of faith all over the world are encouraged to demonstrate the power of prayer during the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, held annually between 13 and 21 September, and includes the International Day of Peace on 21 September. Download the brochure resource, which includes a Bible reflection and prayers, action and advocacy suggestions and communication guidelines

3 March 2017, Thaba Bosiu, Lesotho: Farmer David Moshoeshoe is 33 years old. He lives on the hillside of Thaba Bosiu, 'Night Mountain' in Thaba Bosiu, Lesotho, where he grows vegetables, mainly cabbage and spinach. Here, he tends to cabbages that are one-month old. They are ready to be harvested after a total of three months. Thaba Bosiu is a sandstone plateau some 24 kilometres east of Lesotho’s capital, Maseru. The name means 'Night Mountain', and surrounding the plateau is a small village and open plains. Thaba Bosiu was once the capital of Lesotho, and the mountain was the stronghold of the Basotho king when the kingdom of Lesotho was formed (Image courtesy WCC)

Amid COVID-19, African church leaders say availing quality seeds to farmers can help beat food insecurity

As African nations begin opening after months of coronavirus closures, church officials and agricultural experts are stressing an immediate supply of quality seeds to farmers to help tackle a predicted food crisis


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: history, origins and resources

“The unity of God’s Church, however, is more than merely overcoming fear and suspicion of difference. Relations between the separated parts of the body of Christ have certainly improved, but we cannot be content with this,” says Bishop Doug Stevens on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which is held between Sunday 24 May and Sunday 31 May this year