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Sounds and voices

Listen to a selection of interviews, presentations and comments recorded recently at various ecumenical events around the world.

More recent recordings are available on the WCC SoundCloud channel.

Additional recordings are available in Spanish, French and German.

Peter Emberson

Peter Emberson, climate change campaigns officer with the Pacific Conference of Churches, speaks on the effects of climate change being observed in the Pacific region, the fears connected to the loss of people's homelands and their expectations towards the international community. (6 min)

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Frank Biermann

Prof. Dr Frank Biermann (VU University Amsterdam) explains why he uses the term "climate refugees" and why he thinks provisions need to be introduced in international law to address their situation. (3 min)

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Doris Peschke

Doris Peschke, general secretary of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe, gave a keynote on "Churches Responding to Migration in Europe" at a hearing session of the Global Ecumenical Network on Migration, which held its annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 24-30 June 2010.

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Seta Hadeshian

Seta Hadeshian, director of Diakonia and Social Justice at the Middle East Council of Churches, spoke on "Migration and Diversity - an Opportunity and a Challenge to Churches and Society".

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Franca Di Lecce

Franca Di Lecce, director of the Service for Refugees and Migrants of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy, described the Italian reality and the activities that are taking place in her country in the context of the campaign migration2010.

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Fr Maurizio Pettena

Fr Maurizio Pettena, director of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, spoke about the ministry to migrants and church advocacy in Australia.

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Rev. Asora Amosa

Rev. Asora Amosa, a Samoan-born pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and clerk of the church's Pacific Island Synod, shared his experience as a migrant and pastor at the GEM meeting.

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Bishop Francis Nabieu

Bishop Francis S. Nabieu of the Methodist Church of Sierra Leone, member of the All Africa Conference of Churches General Committee, reflected on the churches' call to be one, and on the theological foundation of their ministry to migrants.

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Rev. Keith Briant

Rev. Keith Briant of the National Council of Churches Australia gave an account of the conditions faced by those who seek asylum in Australia.

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Amélé Ekué

Dr Amélé Ekué, professor of Ecumenical Social Ethics and current dean of the Ecumenical Institute Bossey,gave a keynote lecture on "Ethical reflection on the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families".

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Adejare Oyewole

Apostle Adejare Oyewole of the Council of African and Caribbean Churches in the UK, member of the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe Executive Committee and of the Conference of European Churches Central Committee, spoke about the situation of migrants in Britain.

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Van Hmung

Van Hmung from Myanmar is a master student of Ecumenical Studies at the Ecumenical Institute. (1 min 27)

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Paul Muego

Paul Edward Muego was part of the team who provided the Dialogue for Peaceful Change training at the seminar. He speaks about how he applies the mediation methodology in his work with non-governmental organizations in the Philippines and what he hopes the students will be taking back to their respective contexts. (3 min)

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Morning prayer

Christian morning prayer at the chapel of the Ecumenical Institute Bossey during the inter-religious summer seminar "Building an interfaith community". The daily prayers were prepared alternately by Christian, Jewish and Muslim participants. (18 min)

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Sahar Yasdanpour

Sahar Yasdanpour from Israel is a Jewish participant of the interfaith seminar. (1 min 46)

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Lastri Mawa

Lastri Mawa Ninyoman is a pastor from Indonesia and a participant of the interfaith seminar in Bossey. (2 min 14)

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Koni Patrick

Koni Patrick is a Christian theology student from Nigeria and a participant of the interfaith seminar in Bossey. (1 min 23)

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Colin Craig

Colin Craig, development director of TIDES Training, speaks about the conflict management and mediation training that his team is providing to students of the interfaith seminar. He also explains how he sees the relation between religion and conflict, and what motivated him to become a peace trainer. (11 min)

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Adrian Kirk

Adrian Kirk is a Muslim student from the United States and a participant of the interfaith seminar. (2 min 24)

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Report of the general secretary

“There is no theological reflection that does not take place in God’s vulnerable world and in the midst of the joy and suffering of ordinary people,” said the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in his report to the first meeting of the WCC Central Committee that he has addressed as general secretary.

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