This joint report emphasises the work of the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Ecumenical Indigenous Peoples Network Reference Group and the Working Group on Climate Change. It affirms that Indigenous perspectives are crucial not only for addressing the burgeoning climate emergency but also for navigating the way forward to a hopeful post-COVID, post-growth and post-fossil fuel future and calls on the WCC to address this at the 11th WCC Assembly and relevant preassemblies.
As people of faith, we join in committing to pray and act against hunger at this time when 811m people worldwide go to bed hungry each night, hunger has increased globally by 25% since 2019, and across the globe more than 41m people–around half of them children–are at risk of falling into famine in 43 countries.
Presentation of Dr Mwai Makoka, the World Council of Churches programme executive for Health and Healing, at the meeting of WCC, EKD, German Federal Foreign Office and TransAtlantic Network, 13 October 2021.
Präsentation von Dr. Mwai Makoka, dem Programmverantwortlichen des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen für Gesundheit und Heilen, beim Treffen von ÖRK, EKD, deutschem Auswärtigen Amt, TransAtlantic Network, 13. Oktober 2021.
This webinar on 8 October 2021 will provide an opportunity for critical analysis and feedback on the UN Food Systems Summit process and summit. (Pre-summit took place in July and the Summit on 23rd September).