13 - 18 January - 2014

International Conf. on the US Intervention in the Affairs of Sovereign Nations

The Ecumenical Bishops Forum, a fellowship of Bishops from the Roman Catholic, non-Roman Catholic and Protestant churches, will be holding an International Conference on US Intervention in the Affairs of Sovereign Nations: Ecumenical-Theological Perspectives. To be participated in by Bishops
and heads of churches, this conference will be held on January 13-18, 2014 in Davao City, the Philippines.

The specific objectives of this conference follow:

1. To share experiences of people’s sufferings whose nations are victims of US intervention, aggression and hegemonic wars
2. To share the roles being played by the governments of the countries in relation to US intervention
3. To share people’s responses, organized or otherwise, to US intervention in their countries
4. To share the responses of the churches in the countries concerned
5. To discuss and agree on possible doable program of action which churches and church leaders can adopt in obedience to God’s will
6. To come up with a Conference Unity Statement

Please contact for more information.

09 January - 2014

Karibu Board Meeting
The Karibu Foundation's Board meets in Oslo on 09 January 2014.

Cases to be processed before the meeting must be received by no later than 29 November, 2013.

For more information, contact director Eilert Rostrup at post(a)

2 - 7 December - 2013

Peoples Global Camp

The Indonesian Peoples Alliance (IPA) invites local and international people’s movements, trade unions, grassroots organizations and NGOs to unite against the renewal of the neoliberal agenda at an alternative gathering in Bali, Indonesia that will run in parallel to the WTO Ministerial, December 2013.

Registration is found here:

3 - 6 December - 2013

WTO Ministerial Conference

Bali, Indonesia

The Ministerial Conference is the topmost body of the WTO under the governance structure set up by the “Agreement establishing the WTO”. 

Karibu partners who are working on campaigns related to WTO policies include:

 - Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN)
 - Asia Pacfic Mission for Migrants (APMM)

30 October - 8 November - 2013

WCC General Assembly
The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013.

The assembly has the mandate to set the future agenda of the council, to elect governance officials and to speak with a public voice on behalf of the churches. It is also a unique moment for the whole fellowship of member churches to come together in prayer and celebration.

Read more about the assembly's purpose and programme

Korea was selected to host the assembly because of the unique ecumenical “horizon” that the witness of the Korean churches offers the wider ecumenical movement.

Read more about the host country and region

The assembly theme, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace” is not merely a slogan for the event, but provides a focus for theological reflection, worship and meditation, as well as for planning programmatic activities before, during and after the assembly.

Read more about the assembly theme

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