With just two months before the crucial United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), an International Divestment Conference was held in Paris, on 1 September, where Rev. Henrik Grape represented the WCC as a key speaker.
The centenary of the birth of the late ecumenical leader and Indian theologian Dr M.M. Thomas (1916–1996) was celebrated in a seminar at his home state in Kerala, India.
As part of the observation of the Time for Creation, Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, has once again sent an encyclical to remind churches and people of good will about the grave risks deriving from growing abuse of energy resources, threatening to increase global warming and the sustainability of the natural environment.