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Cooler Earth – Higher Benefits Second Edition

Actions by those who care about children, climate and finance
Frederique Seidel
Emmanuel de Martel

The second edition of this publication gives suggestions of how churches and other organizations around the world can respond to the climate emergency through investment decisions that are crucial to protect children from global warming. Contains updated tables and reports.

The third edition was published in August 2022 and is available here

Walk the Talk

A Toolkit to Accompany the "Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice"

“Walk the Talk” builds on Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice,” a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.

This toolkit aims to enthuse congregations and churches through concrete examples of communities in action as well as offer good practices and practical materials to “walk the talk” on economic and ecological justice, in each of the areas:

  • Living in Accordance with the Covenant with God and Creation
  • Renewable Energy and Climate Protection
  • Just and Sustainable Consumption
  • Economies of Life

Atteindre le consensus

Guide pour la conduite des réunions

This guide is intended to introduce the reader to consensus decision-making in the World Council of Churches and to the procedures for implementing it in the conduct of meetings. Both the rule for the conduct of meetings (Rule XIX) and these guidelines are worded so as to apply to a meeting of the assembly of the Council, and they are to be used also in meetings of all its governing and consultative bodies. Finally, the flowchart of consensus procedures outlines the different steps involved in achieving consensus during the meetings.

Pèlerins sur la route de la paix

Le Cheminement du COE de Busan à Karlsruhe (Illustrated)

This report, received by the WCC central committee in February 2022, is the accountability report of the central committee to the WCC 11th Assembly, describing and offering an assessment of the activities of the WCC, since the 10th Assembly, in Busan, Republic of Korea, in late 2013.

This illustrated version is a narrative of a fellowship of churches committed to moving together on a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, conveying something of the energy, excitement, ambition, and initiative that have marked the WCC’s journey since Busan. It aims to assist assembly delegates to understand the council’s journey in this period and help them actively participate in the assembly, and to share the ecumenical vision reflected in the WCC’s activities with member churches, partners, and the wider fellowship.

This report is available in English, Spanish, French, and German.

Livre ressource

Conseil oecuménique des Églises 11e assemblée, Karlsruhe, Allemagne, 2022

This assembly Resource Book, a documentary collection published in four separate language editions, is meant to orient assembly delegates and participants to the assembly process, convey documents and reports upon which the assembly will act, and also link participants to a variety of important background documents about the many substantive matters that will engage the gathered fellowship there.

To that end, the Resource Book will function as a ready documentary reference and resource for assembly delegates as well as other participants.

Translations to follow.

Voyant les foules - Études bibliques

When He Saw the Crowds - Bible Studies 
Und da er das Volk sah - Bibelstudien 
Voyant les foules - Études bibliques 
Al ver las multitudes - Estudios bíblicos

The plenary Bible studies are an important aspect of the work of the assembly. They give participants an opportunity to meet daily around a Bible passage to reflect on the theme and the experience of the assembly. Participants can discern together God’s purposes for themselves and the ecumenical movement. They meet in groups which are small enough to allow everyone to contribute and large enough to give a range of perspectives. The Bible study sessions provide an opportunity for participants to explore the assembly theme together in the light of the biblical texts, knowledge, and experience. To be involved in group Bible study is to be open to one another, to the Bible passage and to the Holy Spirit. It is not to win an argument or to persuade others to a particular point of view. These sessions should be a place where the participants can integrate all they have heard and done in the assembly and discover together the possibilities of transformation that God offers us.

Oasis de paix

Ressources pour la vie spirituelle

Oase des Friedens: Gottesdienstbuch
Oasis de paix: Ressources pour la vie spirituelle
Oasis de Paz: Recursos para la vida espiritual

This multilingual volume of spiritual life resources is meant to inspire the collective prayer and praise of participants at the WCC’s 11th Assembly, taking place in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August to 8 September 2022, where Christians from around the world, the whole oikoumene, are uniting to rejoice in the love of God in Christ.

Pèlerins sur la route de la paix

Le Cheminement du COE de Busan à Karlsruhe (non illustré)

For each assembly, the central committee submits an accountability report, describing and offering an assessment of the activities of the WCC between the assemblies; in this case, since the 10th Assembly, in Busan, Republic of Korea, in late 2013.

The report “Pilgrims on the Path of Peace – The Journey of the WCC from Busan to Karlsruhe,” is now available online for WCC member churches, ecumenical partners, and other global pilgrims. The WCC central committee received the report in February.

Célébrons L’amour Du Christ!

Chante et Prie

Celebrate Christ’s Love! Sing and Pray
Feiern Wir Die Liebe Christi! Singen und Beten
Célébrons L’amour Du Christ! Chante et Prie
¡Celebremos El Amor De Cristo! Canto y Oración

In four languages, a newly released publication developed by the assembly’s worship planning group, Celebrate Christ’s Love!, expands the opportunity to prepare spiritually for the assembly.

This publication contains some of the components of the final spiritual-life resource that will be used at the assembly. It invites assembly participants and the wider fellowship to celebrate the love of God that we find in Christ through prayer, song, and reflecting on Jesus’ preaching and healing as portrayed in the Gospels.

Les Robots tueurs

Guide de campagne pour les Églises
Jennifer Philpot-Nissen

Campaign guide for churches concerned about autonomous weapons systems, also known as “killer robots".
The guide is designed to introduce churches to the issue of killer robots, and help raise awareness of the need for Christians to act to ensure decision-makers agree on a pre-emptive ban on the future development of such weapons.

Les Jeudis en Noir: Aider les Enfants à Sortir de l’Ombre à la Lumière

Conjuguons nos actions pour une prise de conscience dans les Eglises et les communautés.

Church Resources For Ending Sexual Violence Against Children

Part of the Out of Shadows Toolkit

Information about the Thursdays in Black campaign, with suggestions for how to raise awareness about the risks for children, and using tools from the Out of the Shadows materials alongside the Thursdays in Black campaign.

Partenariat UNICEF-COE 2015-2021 : Exemples et temps forts des Engagements des Églises en faveur des enfants

En 2013, le COE a adopté une déclaration commune, « Placer l’enfant au centre », et il s’est associé à l’UNICEF pour renforcer les capacités de ses Églises membres et de ses partenaires oecuméniques dans les domaines : 1) de la protection des enfants et des adolescents, 2) de la promotion d’une participation significative des enfants et 3) de la mobilisation des enfants pour des initiatives de justice climatique.

L’UNICEF a conclu ce partenariat pour améliorer le bien-être des enfants en resserrant ses liens avec les acteurs religieux. En effet, ceux-ci peuvent aider les enfants les plus vulnérables, et ils possèdent souvent la confiance, l’influence morale et les moyens nécessaires pour agir. Ce partenariat permet en outre d’atteindre un plus grand nombre de partenaires locaux et sur le terrain.

Cette publication met en lumière les principales activités et réalisations de 2015 à 2021.

Aider les Enfants à Sortir de l’Ombre à la Lumière

Ressources De La Vie Spirituelle Pour Aborder Violences Sexuelles Contre Les Enfants

Ce matériel est destiné aux responsables spirituels qui souhaitent ajouter des études bibliques et des réflexions à un problème qui peut être difficile à aborder dans un contexte religieux : l'impact de l’abus sexuels des enfants, et comment nous, en tant qu'église, devons aider à protéger les enfants contre ce mal.

Les Églises au Service de la Promotion de la Santé

Réflexions sur la santé et la guérison pour les églises lors des Journées mondiales de la santé
Mwai Makoka

This booklet includes 15 reflections on international commemorative health days from Dr Mwai Makoka WCC Programme Executive for Health and Healing, who emphasises that he is not a theologian, but “ a lay Christian who is a medical professional and keen to promote health and healing from a Christian perspective.

Parce Que Dieu M’aime - Affirmer Ma Valeur En Christ

Un programme d’éducation chrétienne contre la violence basée sur le genre

La violence continue de se propager dans nos sociétés non seulement chez les adultes mais également chez les enfants, les adolescents et les jeunes. Cet outil pédagogique, basé sur une méthodologie ludique et une approche participative est mis à la disposition des moniteurs et monitrices pour aider au développement des relations de confiance entre les enfants et pour faire d'eux des acteurs essentiels.

L’amour du Christ mène le monde à la réconciliation et à l’unité. Réflexion sur le thème de la 11e Assemblée du Conseil oecuménique des Églises, Karlsruhe 2022

Fruit du travail d’un groupe international issu de différentes régions et traditions confessionnelles, le texte se veut une ressource pour les Églises et les chrétiens du monde entier avant la 11e Assemblée du COE, qui se tiendra à Karlsruhe, en Allemagne, du 31 août au 8 septembre 2022. Cette publication propose des réflexions bibliques et théologiques sur le thème de l’Assemblée, inspirées d’un verset biblique – «L’amour du Christ nous étreint» (2 Cor. 5:14) – sur fond de défis auxquels sont confrontées les Églises et l’humanité tout entière. Le texte est disponible en quatre langues: en anglaisfrançaisallemand et espagnol.

Voix de Lamentation, d’Espoir et de Courage

Une Semaine de prière au temps de la pandémie de COVID-19

To commemorate a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic, the World Council of Churches provides this resource for a week of prayer.
This book was designed as a resource for use in prayer groups, congregational services, personal prayer, and in the pastoral accompaniment of those directly affected in different ways by the pandemic. The prayers, messages, reflections, statistics and WCC resources have roots in faith challenged by mourning, fear and uncertainty in different contexts worldwide. 

La «guérison par la foi seule» face à l’infection au VIH

Manuel à l’usage des responsables religieux

This series of manuals emerged out of the realization that exclusive claims of faith healing in the context of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa are compromising adherence to antiretroviral therapy. It recognizes that religious leaders are strategically placed to promote adherence (following through on the use of medication as suggested by a treating doctor) to antiretroviral therapy and to challenge stigma and discrimination.

The manual consists of practical, user-friendly units designed for use with faith communities, theological institutions, and theological education by extension. It is a living document and is adaptable to different contexts.