Norway’s largest church festival took on a green tint this year, as climate justice became a major focus there on 1 August in Trondheim. A presentation about the situation of a country deeply affected by climate change, a popular workshop on church engagement in climate justice, and a speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, himself a Norwegian pastor, were among featured events.
The World Council of Churches invites its member churches to join in prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula on Sunday, 9 August.
A declaration emphasizing the need for greater convergence in the struggles for justice and rights of communities, particularly for land, water, forests, natural resources, livelihood and identity, was the outcome of a meeting in Nepal, involving civil society organizations and social movements.