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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.

WCC: יחס ישראלי בלתי-מקובל לנציגים בנמל התעופה

לאחר הגעתם אל נמל התעופה בן גוריון בתל אביב בשבוע שעבר לצורך פגישה על צדק אקלימי, אנשי צוות ושותפים של ה-WCC (מועצת הכנסיות העולמית - World Council of Churches) נעצרו או גורשו באופן אשר לדברי Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, המזכיר הכללי של ה-WCC, היה חסר תקדים ובלתי-נסבל.

A community of young Christians, Muslims and Jews works for climate justice

Amidst the reality of tensions often fueled by religions, a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish youth has formed a multi-faith community. As part of an interfaith summer course sponsored by the WCC, this community wants to work for the protection of creation – a concern they say is common to all faith traditions.

Israeli attacks have worsened water systems in Gaza

The recent air strikes by Israel on the Gaza Strip have crippled the water distribution system. Dinesh Suna, coordinator of the Ecumenical Water Network of the WCC, shares that an already challenging water situation in Gaza has recently worsened because of the violence, threatening the fundamental human right to water and sanitation.