World Council of Churches

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World Environment Day webinar: ‘biodiversity an urgent existential issue’

World Environment Day webinar: ‘biodiversity an urgent existential issue’

The National Council of Churches in India and the World Council of Churches (WCC) cohosted a webinar on 4 June under the theme “Sustainable Environment: Churches in action.”

Resource guide will help religious communities protect the rainforest

Resource guide will help religious communities protect the rainforest

The rainforests of the world are pivotal to the global ecology, to the health and sustainability of our planet, and for indigenous people whose livelihoods and cultures depend on them. But today rainforests around the world are at escalating risk of destruction and collapse, due to exploitation of short-term interests and lack of protection by governments. To protect and to care for these precious repositories of biodiversity and Indigenous knowledge, faith communities from different traditions can play a key role in ethical and moral leadership.

World Council of Churches postpones its assembly in order to be more inclusive of the wider fellowship amid COVID-19

World Council of Churches postpones its assembly in order to be more inclusive of the wider fellowship amid COVID-19

The executive committee, on behalf of the central committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), has decided, in close consultation with the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and other host churches and local partners, to postpone the 11th assembly, originally planned for September 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany, until 2022.