World Council of Churches

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Inspirations for an “economy of life” in The Ecumenical Review

The possibility of a new economic framework is the chief focus of the newly published issue of The Ecumenical Review. Informed by years of ecumenical work on the relationship of poverty, wealth and ecology (including the proposal for a “greed line”), the 14 contributors offer an array of insights from specific contexts and religious standpoints – Dalits, South Africans, Latin Americans, Indigenous spirituality, feminist theology and non-Christian religions – into the values and structures that can create an “economy of life” for all.

Church leaders to embark on pilgrimage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki seeking an end to nuclear threats

Church leaders from seven countries currently making historic choices for or against outlawing nuclear weapons will embark on a pilgrimage in early August to the two Japanese cities that were decimated by atomic bombs 70 years ago.

WCC acknowledges Mennonite churches’ work for peace

WCC acknowledges Mennonite churches’ work for peace

Contributions by Mennonites to the ecumenical movement were acknowledged with appreciation by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC during her address at the 16th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference.

Events

27 July - 14 August 2015 Building an interfaith community

01 August 2015 Fast for the Climate

18 - 25 January 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity