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Desmond Tutu turns 90 with an outpouring of love from the world

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, one of South Africa’s most famous persons, has turned 90 with a Eucharist service celebration at Cape Town’s St George’s Cathedral, receiving an outpouring of love from around the world. Tutu made a rare public appearance on 7 October at the iconic Cape Town cathedral, the site of prayers and protests during the apartheid era, where he attended a special thanksgiving service

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Walk the Talk: free toolkit for churches

What if churches collectively applied their purchasing power to support products and companies that consider the wellbeing of communities and our planet? This free World Council of Churches toolkit aims to enthuse congregations through concrete examples of communities in action, as well as offer good practices and practical materials to “walk the talk” on economic and ecological justice

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Who makes the news?

“It will take at least 67 more years to close the average gender equality gap in traditional news media worldwide, shows the 6th Global Media Monitoring Project, the largest research and advocacy initiative in the world on gender equality in news and journalism,” reports the World Association for Christian Communication

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South Hebron Hills families share stories of life under occupation

Jack Munayer, coordinator for the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel, recently visited the South Hebron Hills area with diplomatic delegates from eight different countries, as well as Israeli activists. The visit was organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The group visited families and listened to their stories with the goal of discerning the nature of hardship and trauma that the occupation continues to cause. Munayer shares his reflections on what he heard from communities and families.