Rooted in the Orthodox Church's ancient tradition and embraced by communities worldwide, the Feast of Creation symbolises the shared reverence for the divine act of creation and the human role in its stewardship. Through dialogue and reflection, the seminar aims to explore the ecumenical progress in celebrating this feast and consider its significance for inclusion in western churches' liturgical calendars.

There is an inseparable connection between our faith in God as creator and our relationship to non-human nature as our co-creation,” said WCC moderator Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm. Being ecumenically united in our faith in God as the creator is therefore also the seed for decisive common ecumenical action towards ecological justice in our world. This is why I am looking very much forward to this conference.”

Bedford-Strohm will be joined by Rev. Dr Kuzipa Nalwamba, WCC programme director for Unity, Mission, and Ecumenical Formation; Dr Andrej Jeftić, director of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order; Rev. Henrik Grape, WCC senior advisor for Care for Creation, Sustainability, and Climate Justice; and Dr Louk Andrianos, consultant for Care for Creation, Sustainability, and Climate Justice.

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