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Public Witness and Diakonia

Documents of the World Council of Churches related to Public Witness and Diakonia.

Please see below a list of recent documents related to the WCC programme on Public Witness and Diakonia.

Title Effective Date Document Type Description
World AIDS Day 2017 – Call for Prayers and Reflections for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV 12 October 2017 03:00 PM Advocacy report The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is seeking prayers and reflections on the rights of children and adolescents living with HIV to have access to prevention, testing, treatment, care and support.
PAWEEN seminar July 2017 21 July 2017 05:57 PM Message The PAWEEN seminar 2017 gathered high-profile scholars from leading theological institutions, church leaders, as well as executives of faith-based institutions and ecumenical bodies from and based in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe, representing the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and several historic Black Churches, mainline Protestant and Pentecostal church traditions.
Order of service for the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017 20 July 2017 01:05 PM Liturgical text (Resources adapted from the Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem): "Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land". (Music included here reflects the original service in Jerusalem – other choices appropriate to the context could be made. The Pentecost theme need not be lost – we can call on the Spirit to come to our aid at any time, just as we call on the Spirit to bring peace and unity.)
Action Alert: Become a Champion for Children 29 June 2017 12:00 AM Advocacy report The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is looking for Religious Leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations who are willing to become Champions for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV!
Engaging children/youth in the implementation of the Churches’ Commitments To Children 27 June 2017 10:42 AM Background document Collaboration with Children and Adolescents in the Implementation of “CHURCHES’ COMMITMENTS TO CHILDREN”: Suggestions, Background materials, and Templates for consultations
Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children 21 June 2017 12:00 AM Background document Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children
Call to Action: Act now for children and adolescents living with HIV 15 June 2017 08:34 AM Declaration of faith Through this Call to Action, religious leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations remind governments of their commitments agreed in the June 2016 United Nations’ Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that there should be “special emphasis on providing 1.6 million children (0-14 years of age) with antiretroviral therapy by 2018,” while also committing themselves to act for children living with HIV and tuberculosis.
Bible study: "Pilgrimage as Solidarity" (Ruth 1:1–22) 23 May 2017 11:36 PM "Pilgrimage as Solidarity" (Ruth 1:1-22) - a Bible Study on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace by Yolanda Pantou
Ending domestic abuse: A Pack for Churches 04 April 2017 02:57 PM Background document Resources for churches by Restored international Christian alliance, "Ending domestic abuse: A Pack for Churches"
Churches’ Commitments to Children 22 February 2017 11:19 AM Policy document “Churches’ Commitments to Children” is an open invitation to the WCC member churches and partners to address the needs of children as an integral part of the ecumenical commitment to the pilgrimage of justice and peace.
Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Feedback card for children 13 January 2017 03:26 PM Background document Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Feedback card for children
Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Application Pack 13 January 2017 03:24 PM Background document Child Friendly Church Award (UK) resource to enable, equip and support your ministry to children and families, helping to respond effectively to the call of God, to encourage children to discover Jesus and become His followers today.
The Child-Sensitive Reporting Mechanisms toolkit “Speak Out – Be Protected!” 13 January 2017 12:50 PM Background document The Child-Sensitive Reporting Mechanisms toolkit “Speak Out – Be Protected!” identifies simple and user-friendly processes through which children and their families can raise child protection concerns and report to the respective child protective agencies and institutions.
WCC policy on Palestine and Israel 1948-2016 (summary) 01 January 2017 10:31 AM Background document This document is a summary and synthesis of policy positions on key issues pertaining to the situation in Palestine and Israel adopted by governing bodies of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1948 to 2016. It addresses major themes in these policy positions, but does not pretend to full comprehensiveness. The document has no official standing itself; for the official authoritative positions, the original policy documents referred to should be consulted directly.
Statement on agenda item 6 on intellectual property and access to HIV treatment 07 December 2016 03:25 PM Statement: public statement Statement on agenda Item 6 on intellectual property and access to HIV treatment at the 39th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, 7 December 2016.
Intervention by the World Council of Churches - Ecumenical advocacy Alliance 07 December 2016 03:25 PM Lecture - Speech Intervention by the World Council of Churches - Ecumenical advocacy Alliance at the 39th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board meeting, 6 December, 2016
World AIDS Day 2016 Prayer Service 07 December 2016 03:06 PM Liturgical song - music This liturgy was prepared for World AIDS Day 2016, in connection with the launch of the campaign "Leading by Example: Religious Leaders and HIV Testing".
The Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity” Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches 12 October 2016 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches at the Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity”, on 11 October 2016.
Dismantling barriers - A liturgy resource toolbox 16 September 2016 02:00 AM Liturgical text A liturgy resource toolbox prepared for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 18-24 September 2016.
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Consultation 08 June 2016 02:00 AM Message Welcome message by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, at the consultation organized by the WCC and the South African Council of Churches.
An invitation to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace 07 June 2016 02:00 AM Background document Brochure with impulses for reflection on pilgrimage, justice and peace, and pilgrim spirituality.
Biblical Reflection on Child Rights 03 June 2016 02:00 AM Liturgical text This biblical reflection by Tiffany Tao and Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett (World Vision Child Development and Rights) examines child rights from a Christian perspective, using the Exodus story of God’s people in Egypt.
The Draft ”Principles for Child-Friendly Churches” - Explained to 11 to 18-year-old Children and Adolescents 31 March 2016 04:32 PM Study document The Draft "Principles for Child-Friendly Churches" are now available in two child-friendly versions. One explains the principles to children under ten years of age, while the other explains it to children over ten years of age.
The Draft ”Principles for Child-Friendly Churches” - Explained to 0 to 10-year-old Children 31 March 2016 04:31 PM Study document The Draft "Principles for Child-Friendly Churches" are now available in two child-friendly versions. One explains the principles to children under ten years of age, while the other explains it to children over ten years of age.
Principles for child-friendly churches - Guide for consultations with children and adolescents on the draft 23 March 2016 01:00 AM Study document In line with the WCC-UNICEF partnership and the commitment to support children through churches, a guide for consultations with children and adolescents is now available.
Dignity, freedom and grace, Christian perspectives on HIV and AIDS 17 March 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech Speech given by Dr Gillian Paterson at the WCC-EAA launch of the Dignity, freedom and grace, 10 March 2016.
WCC-EAA statement at the Human Rights Council 09 March 2016 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Presented by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance to the HRC Panel Session on Human Rights and HIV.
Sources of water statistics for Seven Weeks for Water 2016 03 March 2016 01:00 AM Background document Presentation of sources of water statistics used by the Ecumenical Water Network for the Seven Weeks for Water campaign 2016.
Open letter to Gatestone Institute 02 March 2016 01:00 AM Message The WCC sent an open letter to the Gatestone Institute in response to the institute’s web articles criticizing the WCC’s “Seven Weeks for Water” campaign.
The Relationship between Religion and the Public Square 01 February 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech Presentation by Dr Clare Amos, WCC programme executive for Inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation, at the Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs 2016.
Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis 20 January 2016 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement from the WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe.
Speech by Pauliina Parhiala, ACT Alliance 18 January 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Keynote by Dr Thomas de Maizière, German Federal Minister of the Interior 18 January 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Presentation by Xavier Creach, UNHCR 18 January 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Presentation by Nick Grisewood, International Labour Organization 18 January 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Presentation by Doina Bologa, UNFPA 18 January 2016 12:00 AM Lecture - Speech At the WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Child-friendly Version CRC General Comment Right to Health 01 January 2016 01:00 AM Background document The goal of this workbook is not to but to be an interactive tool through which children can be guided in their discussions prior to embarking on advocacy initiatives.
Child-friendly Version CRC General Comment Freedom from Violence 01 January 2016 01:00 AM Background document A workbook for children, young people and adults based upon General Comment No. 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence.
An Interfaith Call for Justice and Compassion in Finance 29 November 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement by participants of a Workshop on Faith and Finance reflecting upon the role of money and finance in the current economic and social order from their perspectives as Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims.
CID-WCC Joint Communique 17 November 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement 8th Meeting for Dialogue between the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (CID) from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the WCC
16 Days of Activism Campaign 01 November 2015 01:00 AM Background document The 16 Days begin on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and end on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
I am here, I belong 01 November 2015 01:00 AM Report Stateless children are born into a world in which they will face a lifetime of discrimination; their status profoundly affects their ability to learn and grow, and to fulfil their ambitions and dreams for the future.
Channels of Hope - impact case study 06 October 2015 02:00 AM Study document Learning from the implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi.
Prayers for each of the Sustainable Development Goals 25 September 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text As part of the Prayer for Everyone campaign, the WCC published this collection of prayers that connect thematically with each of the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Prayer of confession and intercession, related to SDG14, Life Below Water 23 September 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text (©2012 Rev. James Bhagwan, Fiji)
Where is our earth going? 23 September 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text (From: A collection of Prayer for Peace – 2006 Decade to Overcome Violence, WCC)
Prayer related to SDG11 Safe Cities 23 September 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text (From the 2011 WCC Central Committee meeting. © WCC.)
Prayers related to SDG6 Water and Sanitation 23 September 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text These materials were prepared by the Student Christian Movement India (SCMI) and first published by the WCC's Ecumenical Water Network (EWN).
Prayer for Everyone, Ecumenical Centre, September 2015 23 September 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text A special service organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated prayers to the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Action Guide: Churches' Week of Action on Food 11 September 2015 02:00 AM Background document A 6-page guide for the week with a page you can modify to add specific actions or resources for your region or context.
Learning from the Implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi 01 September 2015 02:00 AM Response to study document CoH CP is a World Vision project model that motivates and builds capacity in faith leaders and faith communities to engage with key child protection issues.
Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith 24 August 2015 02:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith issued from seminar in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 17-20 August 2015.
Overview on UN human rights mechanisms which can be used by churches 01 August 2015 02:00 AM Background document Through a mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review, the Human Rights Council reviews, on a periodic basis, the fulfilment by each of the 193 United Nations Member States of their human rights obligations and commitments.
Response from EWN on the Encyclical “Laudato si” 24 July 2015 02:00 AM Response to study document Response from EWN on the Encyclical “Laudato si” prepared by the EWN - International Reference Group – 2015
Service on gender-based violence in the DRC 28 May 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text Order of service for morning prayers held at the Ecumenical Centre during an International Conference on Peace and Security in the Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC).
Symposium: Growing up in Conflict 26 May 2015 02:00 AM Background document Introductory brochure for the Symposium, Growing up in Conflict: The impact on children’s mental health and well-being, convened by UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of the Netherlands, on 26-28 May 2015 in The Hague.
Preparing for pilgrimage, Participant guide 04 May 2015 02:00 AM Study document As local members of a global fellowship, we are encouraged to explore the meaning of pilgrimage in our context and in light of our faith. This three-part study series is designed as a guide to that initial process of exploration.
Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Safeguarding Guidance 01 May 2015 02:00 AM Policy document This policy applies to all ACT Alliance members. The Principles cover the minimum standards the ACT Alliance expects all members to comply with when developing a policy.
Climate Change - The policy of the national investing bodies of the Church of England 30 April 2015 02:00 AM Policy document The central conclusions of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, published in 2013-2014, are that climate change is occurring and that human activity, particularly through the emission of carbon dioxide, is very likely to be the dominant cause.
Statement from WCC-CCC-CLAI on US-Cuba relations 09 April 2015 02:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement from Cuban Council of Churches, the Latin American Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches USA, and the WCC urging normalization of Cuba-USA relations.
Guide: Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in social media 30 March 2015 03:23 PM Background document A short summary of the questions we are invited to reflect on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, and the hashtags that are used on Twitter and in other social media for this purpose.
Order of Service World Water Day 2015 23 March 2015 01:00 AM Liturgical text The Ecumenical Water Network is in the midst of its Lenten campaign – the Seven Weeks for Water. The prayers this morning are dedicated to those millions of people who are deprived of enjoying the wonderful gift of God and the cradle of life - water.
EWN reflections at morning prayer 23 March 2015 01:00 AM Liturgical text Water has a deep spiritual significance in most religions. Particularly so when it comes to the Christian faith. There are numerous instances of water mentioned in the Bible. It begins with water in Genesis and it ends with Revelation...
Communiqué by WCC delegation to Ukraine 20 March 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement A WCC delegation led by the general secretary visited Ukraine from 17 to 20 March 2015.
Prayer for peace in Syria and beyond 20 March 2015 01:00 AM Liturgical text During Lent 2015, the WCC is inviting its member churches, and Christians worldwide to offer special prayers for all innocent people affected by war, especially in the countries of Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt.
Call to prayer related to SDG1 End Poverty 26 February 2015 12:00 AM Liturgical text (from the 2015 WCC Ecumenical Education and Formation Commission meeting)
How to submit an alternative report to the UNCRC 04 February 2015 01:00 AM Background document Every year the Geneva-based UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reviews the situation of children in different countries. WCC member churches and partners are invited to consider submitting alternative reports with their observations from the ground.
Statement on Nigeria attacks 12 January 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement WCC statement expressing shock over the attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria, which is said to have cost the lives of more than 2,000 people, including children used in suicide bomb attacks.
Introduction to moment of silence for Charlie Hebdo 08 January 2015 02:04 PM Liturgical text A moment of silence was held at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre to honour the victims of the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris and to pray for peace.
Why Sustainable Energy Matters to Children 01 January 2015 01:00 AM Background document Access to energy is strongly associated with human and economic development and plays a key role in poverty reduction.
UNICEF Messages on Climate Change and Children 01 January 2015 01:00 AM Background document Climate change has been identified as the defining issue of our time. What does this mean for the children in our world?
Toward Universal Birth Registration - A systematic approach to the application of ICT 01 January 2015 01:00 AM Background document The objective of this publication is to analyze the legal, administrative, and technological requirements for the use of information and communications technology (ICT) for birth registration.
Petit Guide Solidaire 01 January 2015 01:00 AM Background document This guide book was developed by Coordination Asile.Ge together with groups working on asylum issues in Geneva and the region. It lists ideas how individuals can help the refugees.
The Children's Good Treatment Campaign 01 January 2015 01:00 AM Background document Promote lasting change for children by training and engaging adults and children.
Ending Corporal Punishment of Children – a handbook for worship and gathering 01 January 2015 01:00 AM Study document This Study looked in detail at the following settings where violence against children occurs: • the home and family • schools and educational settings • care and justice settings • work settings • the community
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 01 January 2015 01:00 AM Background document We have joined together as a faith-based coalition to focus on ending violence against girls and young women in education.
Growing Up in Conflict 31 December 2014 01:00 AM Background document Securing Children’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing in the Context of Escalating Conflicts around the World.
Economy of Life, An Invitation to Theological Reflection and Action 28 November 2014 01:00 AM Message This document addresses churches, church communities, ecumenical organizations, theological faculties, seminaries and partners around the globe with an invitation to more intensive theological reflection and action on the Economy of Life.
Theological Reflection on Economy of Life 28 November 2014 01:00 AM Sermon Rev. Dr Hyunju Bae (Busan Presbyterian University and WCC Central Committee member) offers a Theological Reflection on Economy of Life during the Plenary on Economic Justice at the WCC central committee meetings in Geneva in 2014.
A Bible Study Guide for the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC 28 November 2014 01:00 AM Study document To accompany the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC, the bible study guide uses Old and New Testament texts, from Genesis 41 to Luke 8, to shed light on the greed line and to reflect on the questions: What is greed? Why is greed pervasive?
The Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC 28 November 2014 01:00 AM Report Responding to the enduring spiritual, structural and cultural problem of greed, the document summarizes the discussions of the WCC's Greed Line Study Group.
International safeguards for children in sports 01 October 2014 02:00 AM Background document Children have the right to participate in sport in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Ending Violence Against Children: six strategies for action 01 September 2014 02:00 AM Background document This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
Letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq 07 August 2014 11:23 AM Statement: letter An open letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, soliciting prayers for the Christians, the church communities and all the suffering people on the Plain of Nineveh in northern Iraq, as well as the surrounding region. Reports in recent days have confirmed the forced displacement and indiscriminate killing of Christians, Yazidis, and members of other vulnerable religious and ethnic communities in Iraq as the result of military attacks by the “Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS).
Letter to the UN Secretary General on Iraq 07 August 2014 11:23 AM Statement: letter Open letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, expressing concern over the fate of hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic groups being killed and forced to flee from their ancestral land in Iraq by radical combatants from the so-called “Islamic State”.
Water crisis in Palestine 18 June 2014 08:08 AM Statement: public statement Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches, Jerusalem, June, 2014.
Bible study: Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace 25 February 2014 12:00 AM Study document Prepared by Dr Marina Ngursangzeli Behera, professor of Ecumenical Missiology at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, for the WCC Staff Planning Days 2014.
EWN at the 10th WCC Assembly - A Report 12 February 2014 01:00 AM Report The EWN participated in the WCC 10th Assembly in 2013 to share its achievements and struggles in fulfilling the mandate given to it in the previous assembly.
Hidden In Plain Sight: Executive Summary 01 January 2014 01:00 AM Background document A statistical analysis of violence against children, published by UNICEF.
Birth Registration in Emergencies 01 January 2014 01:00 AM Report This report brings together the findings of a literature review on birth registration in emergencies, Plan’s own experiences, and experiences from other agencies.
Creating Safe Environments for Children. A Toolkit for Safeguarding Children and Protecting them from Harm 01 January 2014 01:00 AM Background document A Toolkit for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm.
Child Safeguarding Standards and How to Implement Them 01 January 2014 01:00 AM Background document A guide designed to assist organizations to meet their responsibilities for safeguarding children, published by the registered charity Keeping Children Safe.
Developing and Implementing an Internal Child Protection Policy 01 January 2014 01:00 AM Background document A guide for organizations working with children, published by the International Catholic Child Bureau, BICE.
Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and trends in birth registration 01 December 2013 01:00 AM Background document This UNICEF publication presents the latest available data on the extent of unregistered children and assesses progress to date in increasing birth registration rates worldwide.
A Passport to Protection - A guide to birth registration programming 01 December 2013 01:00 AM Background document Registering a child’s birth is a critical first step towards safeguarding lifelong protection. Promoting children’s right to birth registration falls clearly within UNICEF’s mandate.
The Crossroads of Child Protection and Education in Peacebuilding 01 December 2013 01:00 AM Study document This study aims to document promising practices on child protection and peacebuilding and on how child protection programming contributes to peacebuilding and education initiatives.
Climate refugees 11 October 2013 06:17 PM Report People Displaced by Climate Change and the Role of the Churches: A co-publication of Brot für die Welt, the Pacific Conference of Churches and the World Council of Churches.
Prayer of renewal and blessing, related to SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production 01 October 2013 02:00 AM Liturgical text From Hallelujah! (AWPC © 2013 WCC)
Report of the Conference Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective 11 September 2013 09:46 AM Report Report of the conference Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective held on 31 August in Berne, Switzerland.
Report of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation 06 August 2013 11:18 AM Report At the IEPC, held in May 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica, more than 1000 participants were nourished and enriched by a renewed theological, moral and spiritual incitement to unite in the call to build a culture of justice and peace.
EWN statement from Berlin consultation 18 July 2013 02:09 PM Statement: public statement The statement "God, lead us to abundant life and peace through water justice" reflecting outcomes of discussions among participants at the strategic consultation of the Ecumenical Water Network held in Berlin, Germany from 10 to12 June 2013
Advocacy strategies on Indigenous Peoples issues 27 June 2013 12:00 AM Report Report of the Consultation on Developing Advocacy Strategies for WCC work on Indigenous Peoples Issues, Church Centre, New York, 21-23 May 2013.
Morning prayer on Earth Day 2013 22 April 2013 12:00 AM Order of service created for morning prayer at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on Monday, 22 April 2013
Global Ecumenical Network on Migration report 2012 01 January 2013 07:00 AM R
Climate Change - Children’s challenge 01 January 2013 01:00 AM Background document The cost of inaction will place a great economic burden on future generations. Children will bear the higher costs of not taking action today. Published by UNICEF.
Child Friendly Churches Aims 01 January 2013 01:00 AM Background document Aims to empower local churches to transform their local congregations and communities in favour of children.
Child Friendly Churches 01 January 2013 01:00 AM Background document Child Friendly Churches is a strategy to empower local churches to transform their local congregations and communities in favour of children.
Order of prayer on water and baptism 31 December 2012 01:00 AM Liturgical text Also published in "Hallelujah!" (AWPC © 2012 WCC)
Intercessions related to SDG1 End Poverty 31 December 2012 12:00 AM Liturgical text (AWPC © 2012 WCC)
Statement to COP18 / UN Climate Change Conference Doha 07 December 2012 07:00 AM S On 7 December at the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), while no agreement has been reached, the World Council of Churches (WCC) delivered a statement to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. The WCC statement delivered to the plenary stressed that “Climate change is happening! It is imperative to act now without more delays in view of the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of climate change.” The statement was read by Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimbabwe, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.
Reflections on WCC 10th Assembly theme 06 December 2012 07:00 AM M Reflections of the theologians and activists representing the Just and Inclusive Communities Working Group – including the five areas Dalit Solidarity, Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM), Ecumenical Disabilities Advocacy Network (EDAN), Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples, and Churches Overcoming racism, who met in Toronto, Canada, between 24-29 November 2012 under the theme: On the Way to Busan: Contributions from the Just and Inclusive Communities programme to the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 2013.
Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action 01 September 2012 02:00 AM Background document This is the summary version of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) handbook. All of the principles and standards in this version are hyper-linked to the original handbook.
Prayers related to SDG7 Sustainable Energy 01 September 2012 02:00 AM Liturgical text 1 September to 4 October is Time for Creation. As 2012 was the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the WCC collected some thematic prayers on this theme.
Background paper on a New International Financial Architecture 29 August 2012 06:00 AM B FINANCIAL SERVICES, ECONOMIC NEEDS AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE A background paper by Barry Herman
Economy of Life, Justice, and Peace for All: A Call to Action 19 July 2012 11:08 PM Statement: public statement As a follow-up to the Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process, which concluded with the AGAPE Call presented at the WCC 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre in 2006, the WCC initiated a programme focused on eradicating poverty, challenging wealth accumulation and safeguarding ecological integrity based on the understanding that Poverty, Wealth and Ecology are integrally related. The AGAPE Call to Action is the result of a six-year process of consultations and regional studies.
Theological Perspectives on Diakonia in 21st Century 06 June 2012 06:00 AM R From the Conference jointly organized by Justice and Diakonia, Just and Inclusive Communities, and Mission and Evangelism programmes of the World Council of Churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2-6, 2012
Dalit and Indigenous theologies in Asia 28 February 2012 07:00 AM An International Theological Symposium was jointly organized by WCC-Just and Inclusive Communities, SCEPTRE, NCCI, Bishop's and Gossner Theological College from 13-16th December, 2011 at SCEPTRE, Shrachi Centre, 74B, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-16.
Message from conference in Hofgeismar, Germany 27 February 2012 07:00 AM Message Message from the conference on "Violence in the Name of God? Joshua in changing contexts" in Hofgeismar, Germany, 23 to 27 February, 2012
Channels of Hope for Child Protection 01 January 2012 01:00 AM Background document CoH CP relies on Scripture-based guiding principles, interactive activities and scientific information. It builds on the desire of faith leaders and communities to be better parents within their own families.
Good Practices Series: Massa-Massar, the Journey 31 December 2011 01:00 AM Background document Programmes on interfaith learning are important in Israel because they fill a gap in the educational system. Published in part by Arigatou Foundation.
Statement to COP17 / UN Climate Change Conference Durban 09 December 2011 07:00 AM S Since COP1, year after year, the World Council of Churches have spoken on behalf of hundreds of churches, church based organisations, ecumenical movements, and faith based movements throughout the world, that work daily with communities whose lives and livelihoods are severely affected by climate change.
AGAPE Consultation: There's a new world in the making 11 November 2011 07:00 AM M This document arises from the North American consultation on poverty, wealth and ecology sponsored by the World Council of Churches and held in Calgary, Alberta from 6 to 11 November 2011. This consultation that included representatives from Christian confessions in Canada and the United States of America along with representatives from other ecumenical organizations and local and global ecumenical partners took place at a time of deep global financial crisis and people’s resistance around the world. It is directed to the World Council of Churches, its member churches and partner organizations and all who share in the ideals and goals of this conference.
Call for action by Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights 20 September 2011 08:45 PM 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.
A prayer of the people: 11 September 2011 07 September 2011 11:35 PM Liturgical text A prayer written for the 10th anniversary of 11 September 2001
Communiqué on peace and security in Asia 05 August 2011 08:56 PM S Church and ecumenical leaders from Asia gathered at the Bangkok Christian Guest House in Thailand from 2 to 5 August 2011, on the invitation of the WCC and CCA, to address emerging concerns in Asia, with a thematic focus on Peace and Security in Asia: Ecumenical Responses.
Migration and Migrant Workers: Discerning Responses as Churches 20 July 2011 08:29 PM S Summary of major learnings from the meeting of the Working Group representing the South East Asian, South Asian, Middle East and Gulf regions at Bangkok Christian Guest House, Bangkok, 17-20 July 2011
One church, one climate, one love 12 July 2011 05:14 PM Brief report from the meeting of the WCC's Working Group on Care for Creation and Climate Justice Kingston, Jamaica, 15-17 May 2011
GPTR 2010 Aide memoire 08 June 2011 08:54 PM Report Aide memoire of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection meeting in Bucharest, Romania, 4-10 October 2010.
IEPC common prayers for justice in the marketplace 21 May 2011 02:00 AM Liturgical text From the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, held in Kingston, Jamaica 17 to 25 May 2011.
Climate Justice and Human Rights 17 May 2011 05:38 PM L Presentation on Climate Justice and Human Rights by Theodor Rathgeber at the meeting of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change held immediately before the IEPC in Kingston.
Ending Corporal Punishment of Children- a handbook for working with and within religious communities 01 May 2011 02:00 AM Background document The handbook refers to examples of religious texts which have been used to justify corporal punishment, but a detailed, scholarly commentary on the different scriptures and religious texts relating to corporal punishment is beyond its scope.
NGO letter to Human Rights Council members 01 March 2011 12:34 AM Statement: letter Letter by non-governmental organizations concerned with the HRC's Action on Climate Change
WCC Consultation on Mission and Ecclesiology of the Migrant Churches 01 January 2011 04:29 PM Report Report of the consultation held 16-21 November 2010 in Utrecht, the Netherlands
How to Defend Child Rights Affected by Climate Change 01 January 2011 01:00 AM Background document This education pack is a teacher’s and/or (peer) facilitator’s guide for in-school and extracurricular exploration and action activities in industrialized countries on the issue of climate change and its impact on child rights.
Developing Child Friendly Churches Resource Pack 01 January 2011 01:00 AM Background document Keeping children safe. A Quality Improvement System for Child Protection.
Every Child’s Right to Be Heard 01 January 2011 01:00 AM Background document This resource guide by Gerison Lansdown is based on and elaborates the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment No. 12, ‘The Right of the Child to be heard’. Published by Save the Children UK on behalf of Save the Children and UNICEF.
Women Respond to the Kairos Palestine Document 18 December 2010 04:54 PM Message Thirty women gathered in Bethlehem on 13-18 December 2010 to celebrate the first anniversary of the «Kairos Palestine» document on the quest for peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. The gathering also reflected theologically on the content of the text. Participants came from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Latin America and Australia.
Statement to COP16 / UN Climate Conference Cancun 10 December 2010 04:29 PM Statement: public statement Statement from the World Council of Churches to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 16th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP16 to the UNFCCC 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties - CMP6 to the Kyoto Protocol Cancun - Mexico Friday, 10 December 2010
Inter-religious celebration COP16 04 December 2010 08:55 PM Members of the WCC delegation attending the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 16) in Cancun, together with other delegates and members of local parishes, participated at an inter-religious celebration organized by Caritas Mexico and the WCC. The event was held on Saturday 4 December 2010 at the Church of the Risen Christ in Cancun and took as its motto «United in prayer: United for the creation that needs us».
Living Letters visit to the Philippines 04 December 2010 03:57 PM S A team of church representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America made this statement at the end of a solidarity visit to churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society organizations in the Philippines.
Inter-faith Initiative to End Violence Against Children in Swaziland 19 November 2010 01:00 AM Background document Members of 8 faith organisations met to discuss the role of religious organisations in the national response to violence against children.
Global Platform for Theological Reflection 2010 15 October 2010 07:32 PM Report Report of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection meeting in Bucharest, Romania, 4-10 October 2010.
NGO Declaration on Climate Change & Human Rights 01 October 2010 11:18 PM Recommendations to the 3rd United Nations Human Rights Council's Social Forum by an international alliance of nongovernmental organizations
United Nations Advocacy Week 2010 Prayers 01 October 2010 11:18 PM Liturgical text The Sixth United Nations Advocacy Week focused on the Palestine - Israel conflict and the situation in Nigeria. The meetings started every day with prayer in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on the Beatitudes (Mathews 5: 1-11) in connection with the themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC).
Living Letters visit to Australia 17 September 2010 05:26 PM Report At the invitation of the National Council of Churches of Australia and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission to the WCC a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Christians have come as a Living Letter to the Aboriginal Peoples of the Northern Territory in Australia.
Time for Creation prayer service 11 August 2010 04:25 PM This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations celebrating Time for Creation.
Prayers for Peace and Justice on Hiroshima Day 06 August 2010 10:54 PM Liturgical text Liturgy for the Midday Prayers for Peace and Justice on Hiroshima Day, Feast of the Transfiguration, 6 August 2010, at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.
Children and Truth Commissions 01 August 2010 02:00 AM Background document This study, prepared by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in cooperation with the International Center for Transitional Justice, concerns the engagement of both younger children and adolescents with truth commissions and how they have focused on and involved children in their activities.
Statement on the Millenium Development Goals 15 June 2010 06:00 AM S
Sharing food - Sermon at the Ecumenical Centre morning prayers 03 May 2010 10:51 PM S Sermon by Dr Rogate R. Mshana at the Monday morning prayer service at the Ecumenical Centre, 3 May 2010 Based on Mathew 14:13-14
Declaration of Commitment to human rights 17 April 2010 06:00 AM S
Theological reflection in response to old and new forms of discrimination 07 April 2010 11:07 PM R Report from the theological reflection in response to old and new forms of discrimination and exclusion - A continuing conversation among the members of the Core Group of and others related to the WCC programme on Just and Inclusive Communities, Nagpur, India,10-14 December 2009
From Commitment to Action 01 February 2010 01:00 AM Background document "Religions for Peace", UNICEF, religious leaders and child protection specialists developed this guide as a tool to support religious' communities work to promote child rights and prevent violence against children.
Child Disciplinary Practices at Home 01 January 2010 01:00 AM Background document This report analyses findings on child discipline from 35 MICS and DHS surveys conducted in low- and middle-income countries in 2005 and 2006.
Statement to COP15 / UN Climate Conference Copenhagen 18 December 2009 10:50 PM Statement: public statement Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 15th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP15 - to the UNFCCC and the 5th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP5 Delivered on behalf of the World Council of Churches and its Ecumenical Partners
The Current Economic Crisis, its causes, its impact and possible alternatives 24 August 2009 08:09 PM Lecture - Speech A lecture in honour of the late Rev. Joseph Wing given during the 33rd Assembly of The United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - UCCSA-24th August,2009, Molepolole, Botswana
Ecclesial and Social Visions of Indigenous Peoples Consultation Report 24 June 2009 03:32 PM R Around 35 theologians and leaders representing communities, churches and organizations of indigenous peoples in 16 countries in many parts of the world attended a consultation from 21-26 October, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines. This consultation was called in response to a proposal by the Ninth General Assembly of the WCC to facilitate the theological contributions of indigenous peoples to enrich the life and work of the WCC. In solidarity with the struggles of the largest indigenous peoples' population in Asia, Baguio City in the Philippines was chosen as the context for this theological conversation.
WCC Working Group on Climate Change meeting 09 June 2009 03:19 PM R Twenty five participants from various regions of the world gathered in the Protestant Academy of Bad Boll, Germany, at the WCC Working Group meeting on climate change to strategize together towards and beyond Copenhagen.
Joint Declaration of Indigenous Churches at UN Forum 21 May 2009 03:23 PM Statement: public statement Speaking on behalf of the World Council of Churches as well as indigenous church representatives from the Americas, Asia and Australia, William Chela presented a declaration at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues calling for recognition of the right to life, not only for people, but for Mother Earth, too.
Child Friendly Schools Manual 01 March 2009 01:00 AM Background document The Child-Friendly Schools Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving UNICEF education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education.
Stand Up for Children’s Rights 01 January 2009 01:00 AM Background document A teacher's guide for exploration and action with 11-16 year olds.
Climate Change: Take Action Now! 01 January 2009 01:00 AM Background document A guide published by the Alliance of Youth CEOs and UNICEF together with UN and NGO partners to support local actions of children and young people, with special emphasis on girls and young women and guidance on child participation.
Statement to COP14 / UN Climate Conference Poznań 12 December 2008 10:41 PM Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP14 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Racism today: Rationale for ecumenical commitment 06 December 2008 12:26 AM S The World Council of Churches convened a meeting at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva on December 4 & 5, 2008 with some of those who have been involved in the work of the Programme to Combat Racism to consider appropriate ways in which its 40th anniversary might be commemorated in 2009.
Statement on the Doha Outcome Document 29 November 2008 10:29 PM S Radical changes and tangible commitments from world leaders are needed if an equitable and sustainable global economic system is to be built, says an ecumenical delegation attending a UN conference on financing for development 29 November-02 December 2008.
Statement from the International Consultation on the Ecclesial and Social Visions of the Indigenous Peoples 26 October 2008 08:35 PM S Statement of solidarity with the indigenous peoples and condemnation of the enforced disappearance of James Balao
Peace and Peacemaking as an Interfaith and Ecumenical Vocation - An Orthodox View 13 September 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech By Rev. Dr Emmanuel Clapsis, Holy Cross – Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston, USA
The Commitment of the Church to the Quest of a Just Peace - A European Perspective 13 September 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech By the Rev. Andreas Maurer, Association of Churches and Missions in South Western Germany (EMS)
The Commitment of the Church to the Quest of a Just Peace - An African Perspective 13 September 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Rev. Dr Elieshi Mungure, Makumira University College, Tanzania
The Commitment of the Church to the Quest of a Just Peace - An Asian Perspective 13 September 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech By Rev. Dr Sungkook Park, Christian Conference of Asia, Thailand
Peace in the Market Place 26 June 2008 03:48 PM Paper presented at the AGAPE Reference Group meeting, 26 June 2008
Ethical reflection and action for responsible leadership 06 June 2008 06:00 AM by Dr Christoph Stückelberger, Globethics.Net
The Changing Ecclesial Context: Impact of Migration on Living Together 16 April 2008 06:00 AM S
Major Learnings from the 2007 Global Platform Process 10 January 2008 04:53 PM Report The Global Platform for theological reflection and analysis is an experiment so it is important that we learn from what we do.
ABC for Action and Advocacy - A note on universal birth registration 01 January 2008 01:00 AM Advocacy report This informational Note for Action and Advocacy was written to support religious communities that wish to work with other sectors of society in promoting Universal Birth Registration.
Learning To Live Together 01 January 2008 01:00 AM Background document An Intercultural and Interfaith Programme for Ethics Information. Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children, Global Networks of Religions for Children, Arigatou Foundation.
Statement to COP13 / UN Climate Conference Bali 14 December 2007 07:00 AM S Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP13 to the UNFCCC 3rd Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP3
Message on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 29 November 2007 07:00 AM Message Statement by Rev. Chris Ferguson, WCC representative to the UN, "on behalf of the international community of civil society"
Dar es Salaam Statement on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology 09 November 2007 09:30 PM S Statement by the Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology: Africa Ecumenical Perspectives 07-09 November 2007, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Report on the African Ecumenical Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology 09 November 2007 09:28 PM R
Voices from Dar Es Salaam 06 November 2007 09:31 PM A Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007.
African Women's Statement on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology 06 November 2007 09:29 PM S We, African women of faith, church leaders, theologians and activists, enriched by contributions from our sisters from Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America, have gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 05-06 November 2007 to analyse the links between poverty, wealth and ecology in Africa, in deepening study and theological reflection on neoliberal economic globalisation, as part of the Alternative Globalisation addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process.
For an "Ubuntu" experience in global economy 05 November 2007 09:32 PM A Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007.
The study process on poverty, wealth and ecological debt 01 October 2007 08:36 PM B The purpose of this paper is to spell out a framework for the proposed study and its envisaged outcomes for use of staff, researchers and the World Council of Churches (WCC) Reference Group on poverty, wealth and ecology. At the 9th General Assembly of the WCC held in Porto Alegre in 2006, it was proposed during the Ecumenical Conversation that had focused on "the scandal of poverty" that churches and partners in the ecumenical movement embark on such a study process to address the dearth of reflections and analysis on wealth and how wealth creation is related to poverty and ecology.
Poverty, Wealth and Ecology viewed from African Feminist Christian Political and Economic Ethics 27 June 2007 06:00 AM S This essay engages in socio-ethical analyses of the interconnectedness and relatedness of poverty, wealth, ecology, economy and injustices in Africa, particularly South Africa. Poverty and wealth cannot be understood in isolation from the socio-political, ecological, economic, historical and geo-spatial contexts in which they exist and are encountered. They require urgent attention in the articulation of the Christian faith and praxis in our contemporary society as it poses a lot of challenges for many, particularly women. This implies that theological and ethical reflections must be located in the actual lives of African communities and the earth, in order to understand how they deny or enhance the lives of humanity and that of the earth.
Meeting of the Reference Group on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology 27 June 2007 06:00 AM B Meeting of the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Reference Group on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology (PWE): Impact of Economic Globalization (P306) 25-26 June 2007 Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland Synthesis of Discussions
Statement of the Conference "Churches for Water in Africa" 25 May 2007 06:00 AM
Viva_Programme_Portfolio 01 January 2007 01:00 AM Background document Tools to engage and equip people and civil society to help children.
The 10 Steps to a Child Safe Organization 01 January 2007 01:00 AM Background document A Handbook on Child Safety in organisations in Cambodia that will either get you started or enhance your existing child safe practices. Published by Save the Children Australia, Child Wise, and World Vision
Child participation reference guide 01 January 2007 01:00 AM Background document An introduction to child participation, published by World Vision.
Prayer of a man without work 31 December 2006 01:00 AM Liturgical text (From: A collection of Prayers for Peace – 2006, Decade to Overcome Violence, WCC)
Remembering women 31 December 2006 12:00 AM Liturgical text (From: A collection of Prayer for Peace – 2006 Decade to Overcome Violence, WCC)
Climate justice for all 17 November 2006 07:00 AM S
Child Safe Organisation Toolkit, ECPAT 01 July 2006 02:00 AM Background document A practical child protection resource for grassroots organisations.
CCA workshop, Seoul, Korea 13 June 2006 12:00 AM Report EDAN-CCA workshop on Asian ecumenical process on life and peace for people with disability
Self study manual, ECPAT 01 June 2006 02:00 AM Background document A practical child protection resource for grassroots organizations.
"Spiritual reflections on trade", Atle Sommerfeldt 14 March 2006 07:00 AM B
Water of Life - An invitation to participate the Ecumenical Water Network 01 January 2006 08:41 PM Background document This brochure is produced by the Justice, Peace, Creation Team of the World Council of Churches to highlight the work on water concerns by many of the WCC member churches and ecumenical partners who have formed together the Ecumenical Water Network.
World Trade Game 01 January 2006 12:00 AM B The World Trade Game was initially developed in the 1990s by Action Aid, the global anti-poverty development organization. Its strength is its simplicity. Six groups of players represent two rich, two middle-income and two poor countries and each group has different resources and technological potential. National resources are represented as paper whilst technology becomes scissors, pens, rulers, etc. They manufacture shapes from paper, trade the shapes for money through a commodity trader and may also trade amongst themselves in raw materials (paper), technology (scissors, ruler, etc), skills and labour.
Blessing related to SRG2 Zero Hunger 31 December 2005 12:00 AM Liturgical text (based on Psalm 144:12-15, NRSV. Theo Gill © 2005 WCC)
Prayer related to SDG2 Zero Hunger 31 December 2005 12:00 AM Liturgical text (© 2005 WCC)
Montreal UN Climate Change Conference 09 December 2005 07:00 AM R
Statement to COP 11 and COP/MOP 1 09 December 2005 07:00 AM S
Ecumenical Water Network - Africa 11 November 2005 07:00 AM Statement: public statement Water for Life
On climate change 12 August 2005 05:45 PM M
Poem related to SDG5 Gender Equality 31 May 2005 02:00 AM Liturgical text By Rev. Ruth Bottoms. (In.: Come Holy Spirit, heal and reconcile! Report of the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, Athens, Greece, May 2005, p. 234-235.)
AGAPE background document 01 March 2005 07:00 AM B
Prayer related to SDG13 Climate Action 16 February 2005 01:00 AM Liturgical text On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into effect as international law. On that occasion, Pacific Church leaders led worship at the WCC Central Committee meeting including use of the following prayer (excerpts).
Climate Change 01 January 2005 07:00 AM B 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.
Water: preservation, responsible management, equitable distribution 01 January 2005 07:00 AM Lecture - Speech Dr Rogate R. Mshana, WCC programme executive for JPC/Economic Justice, presents an ecumenical perspective
Moving beyond Kyoto 10 November 2004 07:00 AM P
NEPAD 05 November 2004 04:00 PM
WCC-IMF-WB high-level encounter 22 October 2004 06:00 AM R
Common ground and differences of view between the Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF and World Bank) and the WCC 22 October 2004 06:00 AM P
Declaration from Woudschoten 08 October 2004 08:11 PM B
The economy of communion and justice: a suggestion 12 September 2004 04:13 PM L Presentation at the Focolare convention, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Italy 9-12 September, 2004.
UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD12) 30 April 2004 06:00 AM R
Presentation by Bishop emeritus Aldo M. Etchegoyen* 23 April 2004 06:00 AM Lecture - Speech Panel discussion on "Process of reform and change of the governance of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank".
Otin Tai declaration 11 March 2004 07:00 AM S
Ecumenical Pacific youth - climate change 11 March 2004 07:00 AM S
Just trade declaration 01 January 2004 07:00 AM S
Self-Assessment Tool:Guidelines on Child Participation 01 January 2004 01:00 AM Background document A companion tool to the WV Guidelines on Child Participation that is designed to help staff assess and improve the quality of child participation within their NO, ADP, or project area
2nd WCC-IMF-WB encounter 29 October 2003 07:00 AM R
World Climate Change Conference 03 October 2003 06:00 AM L
Ecumenical statement to WTO, Cancun 14 September 2003 06:00 AM S
WB and IMF policies 12 September 2003 06:00 AM P
Child Protection Protocols for Churches in Barbados 01 September 2003 02:00 AM Background document Child protection : “measures and structures to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence affecting children.”
WCC Report on the 11th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-11) 09 May 2003 06:00 AM R
Latin American consultation on faith, economics and society 30 April 2003 06:00 AM M
Youth and globalization seminar 27 April 2003 06:00 AM M
WCC-IMF-WB seminar 14 February 2003 07:00 AM P
Bible studies : Children of promise, World Vision 01 January 2003 01:00 AM Background document You can use these studies as written, read through prayerfully, or as group process (lectio) or Lumko Institute's "Seven steps".
8th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP8) 01 November 2002 07:00 AM S
Report on the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) 04 September 2002 06:00 AM R
Water for life - streams of justice 01 September 2002 06:00 AM B
Looking ahead 21 March 2002 07:00 AM S
Message of peace with justice 21 March 2002 07:00 AM Message from the women gathered at the consultation on Peace with Justice: Women Speak Out!, jointly organized by the WCC, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and the Conference of European Churches.
Solidarity with Victims of Climate Change 01 January 2002 08:17 PM B
Diakonia 01 January 2002 04:44 PM B The following article by Teresa Joan White is the entry on diakonia from the revised edition of the Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement published jointly by the World Council of Churches and the Wm. Eerdmans in 2002.
Globalization and climate change 01 January 2002 07:00 AM B
Staying engaged for justice 01 January 2002 07:00 AM M
Protecting Children, a biblical perspective on child rights, World Vision 01 January 2002 01:00 AM Background document World Vision is determined to bring a Christian response to the needs of children suffering exploitation, abuse, violence, and trauma.
Lead us not into temptation: Churches' response to the policies of International Financial Institutions 31 December 2001 07:06 PM B Edited by Rogate R. Mshana in 2001
Education in religion for the community 04 December 2001 05:54 PM R How can religious education promote good relationships in the community? Consultation for educators in religion Aya Napa, Cyprus 29 November - 4 December, 2001
World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, 26 August - 7 September 2001 07 September 2001 07:42 PM Statement: public statement Concluding statement issued by the World Council of Churches delegation
Oral statement of the ecumenical caucus at the WCAR 05 September 2001 06:00 AM M
Statement of the ecumenical caucus to the WCAR 05 September 2001 06:00 AM M
Submission to UNHCHR re WCAR draft declaration 15 August 2001 06:00 AM M
International Ecumenical Consultation on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict 07 August 2001 06:00 AM Report convened by the WCC August 6-7, 2001 - Geneva, Switzerland
Report of delegation to Israel/Palestine 06 August 2001 06:00 AM Report The WCC general secretary sent an ecumenical delegation to Jerusalem and the West Bank from 27 June to 1 July 2001 to meet with the Patriarchs and Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem as well as key local clergy and laity, church-related and ecumenical organisations including Israeli and Palestinian human rights and peace activists. This was an exploratory and consultative mission as part of a preparatory process for an international ecumenical meeting to be convened in Geneva.
Dossier: Economic Globalization - A critical view and an alternative vision 01 August 2001 06:00 AM B
Intervention to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations 27 July 2001 06:00 AM M
Networking in Peace Education 24 June 2001 03:53 PM R Report of a consultation for and with peace educations, St Clement, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 18-24 June 2001.
Messengers of Peace - DOV launch 04 February 2001 10:53 PM Liturgical text Liturgy of a service held in the Gedächtniskirche of Berlin, Germany, on 4 February 2001 to launch the Decade to Overcome Violence.
List of major meetings: 1969-2001 01 February 2001 10:32 PM Background document WCC programme on Interreligious dialogue and cooperation
Teaching Christianity in dialogue with other faith traditions 23 October 2000 05:45 PM Report Consultation report of a 19-23 October 2000 consultation in Geneva on "Concepts of teaching and learning in religions: teaching Christianity in dialogue with other faith traditions", held in cooperation with the German Comenius Institute "At this point in history, two main trends - globalization and pluralism - are the focus of the ecumenical movement, and are decisive elements influencing societies and all areas of education all over the world. Both trends present challenges and opportunites for intercultural and interreligious exchange and learning."
Statement from Pacific Indigenous People's workshop 14 September 2000 06:00 AM M
Search for better tomorrow 15 July 2000 06:00 AM R
NGOs call on the UN to withdraw endorsement of "A Better World for All" document 28 June 2000 06:00 AM M
The time to act is now! 01 June 2000 06:00 AM S
There are alternatives to globalization 01 June 2000 06:00 AM B
Yaoundé declaration 12 January 2000 09:58 PM A sub-regional seminar on "Debt in Central Africa" was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 10 to 12 January 2000. The seminar falls within the framework of the Accra, Lomé, Johannesburg and Lusaka meetings. It was jointly organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the Federation of Protestant Churches and Missions of Cameroon (FEMEC) and the Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP), Cameroon. Apart from nationals of Central African countries and Mauritius, the seminar equally saw the participation of resource persons from various organisations of the North and the South that advocate debt cancellation (Eurodad, Uganda Debt Network, Jubilee 2000 South Africa, Jubilee 2000 London Africa Initiative). There was a consensus on the following leading ideas: 1. The debt of poor countries should be completely cancelled! This is a main prerequisite for poverty and misery alleviation and for regaining their dignity; 2. The struggle for debt cancellation is a struggle for social justice. It aims to free the human person from the yoke of everlasting economic domination and slavery. The fight concerns all of us. All the components of civil society, without exclusion, should contribute to the fight; 3. Debt is not only an economic problem. It is a fundamentally moral and ethical problem which requires various solutions -political, legal and social.
Motorised Mobility, Climate Change and Globalisation 01 January 2000 08:24 PM S
WTO Ministerial Round 03 December 1999 07:00 AM B
No patenting of life! 25 July 1999 06:00 AM S
Statement on debt crisis 09 June 1999 06:00 AM A
WCC dossier on globalization and debt 01 June 1999 06:00 AM B
Lusaka declaration 29 May 1999 06:00 AM A
Tegucigalpa declaration 27 January 1999 09:58 PM S Declaration from a meeting with Latin American and Caribbean Jubilee 2000 coalitions (Honduras, January 1999).
Understanding racism today dossier 31 December 1998 04:18 PM B
The effects of globalization on culture in Africa in the eyes of an African woman 01 January 1998 07:00 AM A Economic growth without social and cultural justice cannot be our idea of development. It is imperative that development is measured in terms of the quality of human life, which can be reflected in, for example, better education, health and life expectancy for every single member of society. This is only possible if men and women are equally empowered, in theory and in practice. And the North has a crucial role to play in this process. Anything that falls short of restoring peoples' dignity, sense of identity, continuity and security should never be accepted. Africa needs to learn to respect the dissenting voice of its own people.
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession, related to SDG5 Gender Equality 31 December 1997 12:00 AM Liturgical text Prayers from the Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women (as published in “Celebrating the Decade” © 1997 WCC, and “I will pour out my Spirit” © 1992 WCC)
Prospects of Sustainable Mobility 27 March 1997 08:18 PM S The following study paper has been drawn up by an international group of experts meeting at Bad Boll near Stuttgart, Germany, from March 23th to 27th 1997. The consultation was organized as a joint initiative of the World Council of Churches and the Evangelical Academy Bad Boll near Stuttgart, Germany.
We can help each other 10 August 1996 04:30 PM Report Based on discussions at the World Council of Churches consultation on children, 19-21 May 1996.
Prayer for Peace by Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy 01 January 1991 07:00 AM L The following prayer authored by Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy was used in many places in inter-religious worships around the time of the Gulf War in 1991.