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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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WCC regrets rejection of youth activists’ appeal over climate crisis

WCC regrets rejection of youth activists’ appeal over climate crisis

As a US federal appeals court ordered dismissal of a lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs against the federal government over the climate crisis, the World Council of Churches (WCC) reiterated its concern about government failure to address climate change and its impacts on the world that children and young people will inherit.

Investors, asset managers, developers, churches look to bridge gap between faith and investment

Investors, asset managers, developers, churches look to bridge gap between faith and investment

Bridging the gap between faith and investments with cooperation between different groups was the focus of recent a two-day conference in Geneva. It was a rare meeting of the likes of asset managers and clergy, and the solution at the heart of success was how to collaborate for success based on Christian principles.

Church groups ready as Zambia faces food shortages in chronic drought

Church groups ready as Zambia faces food shortages in chronic drought

Victoria Falls is known locally as Mosi-oa Tunya ("The Smoke that Thunders") due to the power of the water from the Zambezi River that often flows across one of the great wonders of the world. Today it is a mere trickle.

A holistic approach to climate change

A holistic approach to climate change

It has been a long hot summer in Greenland. Not only in terms of record high temperatures but also politically in terms of outrage over US president Donald Trump’s surprise attempt to “buy” the island. That also caused a diplomatic row with NATO-ally Denmark, which Greenland has been part of since 1721.

‘Sustainability Book’ offers Christian perspective on Sustainable Development Goals

‘Sustainability Book’ offers Christian perspective on Sustainable Development Goals

A new publication, The Sustainability Book offers online texts and resources about the Sustainable Development Goals for use by congregations, gatherings, and individuals.

As Climate Summit begins, churches call for action now!

As Climate Summit begins, churches call for action now!

As states gather at the United Nations for the Climate Action Summit, taking place on 23 September, the ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation and World Council of Churches, which together represent 580 million Christians globally, are strengthening their collective call for climate justice and immediate action.

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.