Regional ecumenical consultations
As follow up to the 1998 WCC-sponsored consultation on microdisarmament and in connection with the UN-sponsored Conference on the Illicit Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (July 2001), the WCC is sponsoring a series of regional consultations on related issues.

The consultations are aimed at shaping an ecumenical policy and action programme to guide the Council and its member churches in responding to the challenges posed by the uncontrolled and unlawful use of small arms and light weapons.

The next consultation will be held in Abokobi, near Accra, Ghana from November 25-29, 2002. The Consultation on Ecumenical Action on Small Arms in West Africa (CEASAWA) will overview the problem of small arms in West Africa, discuss the role of the Ecumenical family in improving the situation, and evaluate the implication of the UN 2001 Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects and its resultant Programme of Action for the ecumenical movement and the Churches in West Africa in general.

Background consultation: 1998 Consultation on Microdisarmament
Regional consultations to date:

  • Latin America (Brazil), 25-28 July 2000

  • In a Nutshell

  • Final Statement

  • Feature Article
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