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Document Time for Creation prayer service
This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations celebrating Time for Creation.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Water in a sustainable future
Statement from the 11th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document Pentecostal World Conference, address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke during the opening day of the 24th Pentecostal World Conference, in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 September 2016.
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Document Bellringing liturgy by NCC Denmark
This material was compiled by members of The National Council of Churches in Denmark Climate Change Working Group as an inspiration for congregations taking part in the international bellringing for climate justice on 13 December 2009.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Call for action by Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights
The Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights is an informal group of faith-based NGOs that gathered to reaffirm the responsibility of each faith and spiritual tradition to care for the environment and play a role in addressing climate change and its impact on the human rights of the world's population.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Do Just This – Protect Life!
Bible study on Genesis 2:4b-17 by Jione Havea for the WCC Assembly, 31 October 2013: The God of life created human beings from the earth with God’s breath of life. The very nature of human life is in connection with God and creation. God entrusted us with the mission to look after the garden of life and forbad us to eat the fruits that tempt us to be like the Almighty God. The opening Bible study is a reflection on the nature of life and how to celebrate, sustain and affirm it in relation to the theme of the assembly. Diverse contextual readings of the text are possible.
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Document Climate Change
The Climate Change Programme of the World Council of Churches is coordinated by Dr. David Hallman (Canada). This booklet is a collection of some of his recent contributions and other key texts that were developed by the WCC Working Group on Climate Change under his leadership. We want to express our sincere gratitude to David for his extraordinary skills, the energy and time he has dedicated to this programme. We also add a statement on Climte Change by HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document The atmosphere as global commons responsible caring and equitable sharing
A Justice Statement regarding Climate Change from The World Council of Churches (WCC) Prepared in anticipation of the 6th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held in The Hague, Netherlands, November 2000
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Ecumenical Centre Mobility Guide
The World Council of Churches, along with sister organizations in the Ecumenical Centre, is launching a sustainable mobility plan for all employees working at the Ecumenical Centre. After becoming a Blue Community in 2016, the World Council of Churches continues to pursue its commitment to responsible stewardship. This mobility guide contains tips and links to show why Geneva is the perfect place for experimenting with ways to commute differently.
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Document Study II: Creation
Located in Resources / / Christian identity in pluralistic societies / Study guide: My Neighbour's Faith and Mine