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Applications open for WCC Eco-School

The fourth edition of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice will be held 18-24 January 2021 in the Pacific region in five countries (Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Tuvalu & Solomon Islands).

WCC congratulates World Food Programme on receiving Nobel Peace Prize

The World Council of Churches (WCC) welcomed and celebrated the award of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the UN World Food Programme. “We express our gratitude and congratulations to the leadership and each staff member of the World Food Programme,” said Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, WCC interim general secretary. “This vital multilateral organisation comprises many dedicated people, working in the remotest and most vulnerable regions of the world, affected by conflict, climate catastrophe and economic crises.”

El CMI felicita al Programa Mundial de Alimentos por el Premio Nobel de la Paz

El Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) celebró la concesión del Premio Nobel de la Paz 2020 al Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas. “Queremos agradecer y felicitar a los dirigentes del Programa Mundial de Alimentos y a cada miembro de su personal”, dijo el Rev. Dr. Ioan Sauca, secretario general interino del CMI. “Esta vital organización multilateral está integrada por muchas personas que trabajan con gran dedicación en las regiones más remotas y vulnerables del mundo, afectadas por conflictos, catástrofes climáticas y crisis económicas”.

Webinar explores "Reconnecting in faith with creation, land and water”

A 28 July World Council of Churches (WCC) webinar entitled "Reconnecting in faith with creation, land and water” explored the ways in which we tie our faith to living responsibly on earth. Participants explored together why and how a sustainable future must be based on the interdependency of the whole creation, not an anthropocentric understanding in which human beings are the dominant species.

South Sudan cleric highlights biting hunger in a “triple pandemic” as African churches confront food insecurity

South Sudan church leaders are among African clerics who are highlighting a painful “hunger pandemic” in their countries, as experts warn of aggravated food insecurity in regions due to coronavirus.

Fr James Oyet Latansio, general secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches, said the disease had devastated families, creating a “triple pandemic” including COVID-19, gender-based violence and severe hunger.

Mientras la COVID-19 deja a millones de personas al borde de la inanición, un líder de la iglesia africana afirma que el hambre es un desafío superable

Al tiempo que la ONU advierte que la pandemia del coronavirus está llevando a millones de personas al borde de la inanición en una “hambruna generalizada de proporciones bíblicas”, un alto dirigente cristiano de África ha subrayado que es posible vencer el hambre, un yugo que esclaviza a muchas personas en su continente.

Martin Khor Kok Peng, “friend of the poor,” passes away

It is with deep sadness that the global ecumenical movement marks the passing away of Martin Khor Kok Peng on 1 April. An economist trained at Cambridge University and the University Sains Malaysia, Martin Khor had led the civil society movement in Malaysia and internationally for decades, on issues of economic, ecological and health justice, founding and leading several key organisations and mentoring various leaders around the world.

Faces of help: WCC offers resource people to accompany during COVID-19 pandemic

The WCC is offering member churches some resources with a human face during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of eight resource people has been made available to consult on how churches can discern their roles during the coronavirus pandemic, how they can adapt as faith communities, and how they can connect and share with each other.

Los rostros de la ayuda: El CMI ofrece a sus especialistas para brindar apoyo durante la pandemia del COVID-19

El CMI está ofreciendo a las iglesias miembros algunos recursos con rostro humano durante la pandemia del COVID-19. Se ha puesto a disposición un equipo de ocho especialistas para consultar cómo pueden las iglesias discernir sus funciones durante la pandemia del coronavirus, cómo pueden adaptarse en cuanto comunidades religiosas, y cómo pueden relacionarse entre ellas y compartir experiencias.