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As transboundary water dispute over Nile River worsens, WCC calls for prayers for peace

As tension grows in the long-running regional dispute over a giant dam built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile, one of the Nile Rivers main tributaries, World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary, Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca appealed to all WCC member churches in Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan and around the world to pray for a peaceful solution to the problem.

Diakonia: “a tool to reach abundance of life”

“Christ’s call for abundant life (John 10:10) means that the church must work to address the enormity of challenges, including access to water resources, care for creation, and adequate health care,” said Rev. Matthew Ross during a World Council of Churches (WCC) seminar on young people’s involvement in “Ecumenical Diakonia and Sustainable Development,” held in Matanzas, Cuba, July 15-20.

Sieben Wochen der Fastenzeit im Zeichen der Wassergerechtigkeit in Lateinamerika

Das Ökumenische Wassernetzwerk (ÖWN) des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) lädt anlässlich der Fastenzeit zu Reflexionen zum Thema Wasser ein. Seit 2008 veröffentlicht das ÖWN in den sieben Wochen der Fastenzeit wöchentlich und anlässlich des Weltwassertags am 22. März theologische Reflexionen und andere Materialien zum Thema Wasser. Dieses Jahr steht Lateinamerika im Mittelpunkt.

Seven weeks of Lent highlight water justice in Latin America

The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) invites you to use the season of Lent to reflect on water. Since 2008, EWN has been providing weekly theological reflections and other resources on water for the seven weeks of Lent and for World Water Day on 22 March. This year, the focus is on Latin America.

ÖRK ruft zum Schutz des Amazonas auf

„Der Amazonas, die grüne Lunge der Erde, ist in Trauer, und das von ihm erhaltene Leben verdorrt“ – so beginnt eine vom Exekutivausschuss des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen auf seiner Tagung in Amman abgegebene Erklärung.

Protect the Amazon, urges WCC statement

“The Amazon, the green heart of the Earth, is mourning and the life it sustains is withering,” begins a statement released by the World Council of Churches Executive Committee as it met in Amman, Jordan from 17-23 November.

Commission of the Churches on International Affairs sets its focus on Africa

The 54th meeting of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, marking its yearly regional focus on Africa. During the meeting CCIA members are discussing the commission’s previous work and its outcomes focusing on Middle East, as well as setting strategic directions for activities until 2021.

Winners of WCC photo contest announced

Between 7-27 March, more than 100 images with the hash tag #7Weeks4Water were posted by Instagram users who joined the World Council of Churches (WCC) contest. Most of them told stories about water justice, illustrating the Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water,” promoted by the WCC Ecumenical Water Network annually since 2008.