Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias (Latin American Council of Churches) (CLAI)

CLAI is a Regional Ecumenical Organisation with a membership of 175 Latin American churches with presence in every country in the region.

CLAI has the following objectives:

  • Promoting the unity of God’s people as part of the concept of mission and service to the world.
  • Stimulating member churches to unify diakonia and evangelisation.
  • Strengthening capacity in advocacy and public, social and political participation of the churches and of CLAI itself.
  • Promoting reflection and theological dialogue.
  • Training leadership on social issues of development and pastoral work.

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CLAI calls for end to antidemocratic violence in Venezuela

CLAI calls for end to antidemocratic violence in Venezuela

Feb 28, 2014

28 February, 2014 - In a letter to the Churches in Venezuela the General Secretary of the Latin American Council of Churches, CLAI, a member of the ACT Alliance, expresses condemnation of the illegal and anti-democratic intentions of the opposition in Venezuela to bring about regime change using violence.

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

Human rights key to lasting peace in Colombia

May 02, 2013

Colombia's recent progress in promoting human rights is promising, but the country still has a long way to go in meeting its obligations in this area.

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At a glance

  • Formed in 1978
  • Based in Quito, Ecuador
  • Working across Latin America (20 countries, 180 members)
  • Budget of $830,000 USD
  • 28 members of staff

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