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Poverty, wealth and ecology

This project brings churches and partners together to reflect on the connections between poverty, wealth and ecology; act against economic injustice; address just trade, ecological debt, decent work; and pursue work on "Alternative globalization addressing people and earth (AGAPE).

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WCC explores ecumenical diakonia as way towards renewed unity

WCC explores ecumenical diakonia as way towards renewed unity

“The invitation to a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace has presented a new opportunity for reorienting our understanding of diakonia, and to join together ecumenically in our diaconal work,” said Rev. Dr Kjell Nordstokke, speaking to the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee on 16 June.

WCC promotes Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

WCC promotes Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

The World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance and All Africa Conference of Churches, along with church-related humanitarian organizations and a coalition of church-related networks and organizations and partners, are promoting 10 June as the second annual Global Day of Prayer to End Famine to be observed in faith congregations worldwide.

WCC advocates for economic justice at UN conference

WCC advocates for economic justice at UN conference

The World Council of Churches (WCC) participated in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Civil Society (UNCTAD) Forum held at the Palais de Nations in Geneva on 24 May ahead of the UNCTAD board meeting on 4-12 June.

WCC calls for Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

WCC calls for Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

The World Council of Churches (WCC), World Evangelical Alliance and All Africa Conference of Churches, along with a coalition of other partners, are promoting 10 June as the second annual Global Day of Prayer to End Famine.

Churches build message on ethics, economy for G20

Churches build message on ethics, economy for G20

Between 17–18 May, representatives of several religious denominations, theologians, economists, and experts in development and ecumenism gathered in São Paulo, Brazil, for the 3rd Dialogue on Ethics and Economics. They aim to build a common message to G20 leaders who will meet in Argentina later this year.

Roundtable focuses on faith-based, inclusive, sustainable finance

Roundtable focuses on faith-based, inclusive, sustainable finance

Through the invitation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and as part of the Responsible Finance and Investment Summit 2018 hosted by the Responsible Finance and Investment Foundation, the World Council of Churches (WCC) participated in a roundtable on the role of faith and finance organisations in promoting sustainable and inclusive finance.

Panel addresses economic and climate injustice

Panel addresses economic and climate injustice

The 3rd meeting of the Ecumenical Panel on a New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) took place on 21-22 April in New York City to coincide with the United Nations 3rd Economic and Social Council Forum on Financing for Development on 23-26 April.

‘Sokoni’ transforms marketplace into mission

‘Sokoni’ transforms marketplace into mission

The marketplace - also referred to as a “sokoni" - became an opportunity for faith and community-based institutions to share what they do to improve the lives of people around them.

Conference in Greece focuses on economic and refugee crisis

Conference in Greece focuses on economic and refugee crisis

An ecumenical conference in Thessaloniki, Greece held 20-22 February explored the political, religious and spiritual dimensions of the economic and refugee crisis.

Voices from Colombia: “What if we have no land to till?”

Voices from Colombia: “What if we have no land to till?”

A delegation from the Oikotree movement travelled to Colombia from 2 to 5 February. Oikotree is a faith-based network initiated by the WCC, World Communion of Reformed Churches, and Council of World Mission that seeks to promote justice in the economy and ecology.