World Council of Churches

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UN climate chief thanks pilgrims for “every single step” to climate justice

Paris, 30 November (WCC News)--Faith campaigners have presented a total of 1,780,528 signatures gathered worldwide calling for decisive action to curb global warming. The petitions were delivered to leaders of the United Nations COP 21 climate conference beginning its work in Paris.

WCC general secretary shares signs of hope on the eve of COP21

“The momentum towards change has come, and it might be stronger than we understand”, wrote Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches in an Advent message on the eve of the climate talks in Paris.

Briefing pack available from ecumenical groups at COP21

Briefing pack available from ecumenical groups at COP21

WCC Communication has put together a comprehensive kit to offer to the media. It highlights basic information about high-level church leaders and experts from every continent and from several partner organizations attending COP21 who are able to speak about climate change from the perspective of faith communities.


25 November - 10 December 2015 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

01 December 2015 Fast for the Climate

18 - 25 January 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity