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Ecumenical Review traces religious perspectives on climate change in Africa

Ecumenical Review traces religious perspectives on climate change in Africa

Many scholars have contributed to ongoing reflection on climate change in Africa, but relatively few voices have addressed the interface between religion and climate from within the African context, according to the guest editors of the latest issue of The Ecumenical Review, the quarterly of the World Council of Churches.

Noted ecumenist Keith Clements publishes memoir: Look Back in Hope – An Ecumenical Life

Noted ecumenist Keith Clements publishes memoir: Look Back in Hope – An Ecumenical Life

A memoir by noted ecumenist, Keith Clements, was launched Monday, 25 September at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva. The event celebrating the publication of Look Back in Hope: An Ecumenical Life featured an address by Clements followed by a panel discussion on the theme of the importance of history and biography for the formation of a new generation of ecumenists.

Missional formation for new contexts

Missional formation for new contexts

How can seminaries, mission agencies, and theological schools teach mission in an age of such vast turmoil and change? How can the newer, post-colonial paradigms of mission--especially "mission from the margins"--be built into curricula and begin to form the aims, attitudes, and practices of mission everywhere?

”Walking, working and praying together” - WCC publishes its Annual Review 2016

”Walking, working and praying together” - WCC publishes its Annual Review 2016

"Ecumenical work is not nostalgia nor superficial use of metaphors. It is the hard work we do in mutual accountability to one another,” says WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in his introduction to the WCC Annual Review 2016, which is now available in print and digital form online.

Ecumenical Review focuses on role of religion in development

Ecumenical Review focuses on role of religion in development

International organizations are increasingly looking to develop partnerships with faith-based organizations to promote development objectives, according to a special issue of The Ecumenical Review presented at a World Council of Churches’ (WCC) meeting in Geneva.

Ecumenical Review discusses Pope Francis’s contribution to ecumenical dialogue

Ecumenical Review discusses Pope Francis’s contribution to ecumenical dialogue

As Pope Francis marks the fourth anniversary of his election, the latest issue of The Ecumenical Review, the quarterly journal of the WCC, opens with an article discussing the ecumenical gestures that have marked his pontificate, one of the most striking being his presence at the joint Catholic–Lutheran Reformation commemoration in Lund in 2016.

The work of the Spirit and discipleship in Christian mission

The work of the Spirit and discipleship in Christian mission

In the new issue of International Review of Mission, a dozen authors from a variety of regional and confessional contexts explore the theme of the forthcoming world mission conference, to be held in Arusha, Tanzania, 8-13 March 2018.

WCC climate change group plans advocacy strategy

WCC climate change group plans advocacy strategy

Speaking at the opening of the meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Working Group on Climate Change (WGCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fkyse Tveit, WCC general secretary, emphasized the importance of facing climate justice issues with spiritual commitment and multidisciplinary collaborative preparedness. “Christians should look at climate change challenges through the lens of faith and hope in God’s love”, he reflected.

WCC book featured in UN discussion on gender, religions and health

WCC book featured in UN discussion on gender, religions and health

“Dignity, Freedom, and Grace: Christian Perspectives on HIV, AIDS and Human Rights,” a book published earlier this year by the WCC, will be among reports discussed at a 20 September event with the theme “Keeping the Faith in Development: Gender, Religions & Heath.”

Roots of religion and violence in the Middle East are explored in Ecumenical Review

Roots of religion and violence in the Middle East are explored in Ecumenical Review

The latest edition of the quarterly WCC journal features a discussion of the roots of religion and violence in the Middle East. Five presentations drawn from three WCC-sponsored conferences of recent years explore aspects of the religious concepts of “promised land,” the “theology of land” and how to go about “reading the Hebrew Bible in solidarity with the Palestinian people.”