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The WCC and eco-justice

The WCC work on eco-justice addresses the intrinsic connection between the ecological crises and socio-economic injustice.

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Bishop Rolle: for Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian “an unimaginable living nightmare”

Bishop Rolle: for Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian “an unimaginable living nightmare”

As Bishop Theophilus Rolle, living in the Bahamas, shared initial assessments with the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the WCC in turn called for prayers and solidarity across the world for the people suffering greatly during the storm.

Is God present - even amid hurricane’s wrath?

Is God present - even amid hurricane’s wrath?

Rev. Kelli Jolly, like many Bahamians, is used to living through the possibility of multiple hurricanes, year after year. She serves as itinerant presbyter with the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas, Bahamas/Turks and Caicos Islands District, Nassau Circuit of Churches.

As hurricane bears down on Bahamas, “we are going through a lot right now”

As hurricane bears down on Bahamas, “we are going through a lot right now”

Rev. Kirkland Russel, an Anglican priest from Grand Bahama, spoke with the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 2 September as slow-moving Hurricane Dorian lingered over the island, bring-ing a threatening storm surge and trauma to many people.

Substantial breakthroughs for faith perspectives at World Water Week

Substantial breakthroughs for faith perspectives at World Water Week

At a well-attended showcase in Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday afternoon, the Ecumenical Water Network took a step further towards achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 by bringing together faith actors with key people from the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector.

“Season of Creation” means focusing on our interconnectedness

“Season of Creation” means focusing on our interconnectedness

As the world readies to observe the “Season of Creation” from 1 September to 4 October, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said that people’s prayerful observations and determined actions are vital to addressing the current climate change emergency.

WCC eco-justice team helps lead international eco conference for Church of South India

WCC eco-justice team helps lead international eco conference for Church of South India

More than 300 environmentalists - among them professors, students, scientists and religious leaders - gathered for the 5th International Eco Conference organized by the Church of South India.

“There are no spare parts for whales”

“There are no spare parts for whales”

It is midnight and the sun just about hides for a little while beneath the horizon. The calm sea is scattered with icebergs in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Some are like five-story buildings, with vertical sharp-edged walls rising high above the surface. Others are more like snow-capped hilltops, slowly ploughing through the blank water.

WCC Executive Committee:  global biodiversity crisis reaches urgent level

WCC Executive Committee: global biodiversity crisis reaches urgent level

The World Council of Churches Executive Committee, in a statement, said that the global biodiversity crisis has reached an urgent level, and called for structural change to address it.

WCC remembers lost colleagues

WCC remembers lost colleagues

During a service of remembrance and celebration in the Ecumenical Centre Chapel on 24 May, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Executive Committee commemorated the lives, witness and ministry of Rev. Robina Winbush and Rev. Norman Tendis.

WCC moderator and general secretary focus on Child Rights

WCC moderator and general secretary focus on Child Rights

Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee, offered opening remarks at the WCC Executive Committee meeting convening at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute from 22-28 May.