Bedi Racule, is an interning ecumenical enabler for climate justice with the Pacific Conference of Churches. She took time to reflect on her experience at COP28, and how her faith is an integral part of her climate justice work.
In a session held at COP 28's Faith Pavilion, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Green Hope Foundation collaborated to shed light on the urgent need for interfaith feminist actions addressing climate change's disproportionate impact on women and girls.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) planning group met on 23-25 November, praying together and envisioning the future with a focus on the WCC Strategic Plan.
The World Federation for Mental Health held a seminar, hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC), that celebrated the 75th anniversary of both organizations, as well as the strong and dynamic partnership between them.
Fifteen young people from 10 countries across Europe and North America are taking part of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece, 11-18 November, exploring water, food, and climate justice.
Brian Muyunga, a youth member of the World Council of Churches central committee representing the Anglican Church of Uganda and executive secretary of youth at the All Africa Conference of Churches, shared an uplifting message in a gathering of over 120 African lawmakers from 40 countries.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on Health and Healing held its inaugural online meeting on 20 October, where 23 of the 26 members participated. The newly-established commission will foster deeper engagement of WCC member churches in WCC's work on holistic health and healing. It will also assist the council in calling the attention of member churches and ecumenical partners to gaps and challenges on health and diaconal matters and suggest ways Christians may act effectively upon those issues in their respective communities.
Entitled "Climate Emergency & The Giant Leap—Faith Responses,” the webinar is organised by the Interfaith Liaison Committee, a platform co-chaired by the World Council of Churches (WCC). The online event will happen on 31 October and feature prominent voices in the field in a conversation on climate action and the role of faith communities.
In a letter to the United Nations General Assembly, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joined other global Christian organizations in reiterating a call for a New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA).
The World Council of Churches (WCC)—along with the World Health Organization, World Federation for Mental Health, World Psychiatric Association, and other partners—hosted a webinar on 11 October, the day after World Mental Health Day.
To coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the World Council of Churches' (WCC) announces its 13th Global Ecumenical Health Network Meeting on 11 October. This year's theme stresses, "Mental health is a universal human right," spotlighting the vital role of faith communities in mental wellbeing.
In a video interview, Rev. Dr Peter Cruchley, director of the World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), reflects on what mission and evangelism mean, the structure of the commission, and the vision for its work.
On a recent morning walk right before dawn, I could still see the stars. I saw the Polaris Star, or North Star, which is the brightest star in its constellation. It reminded me of the Underground Railroad and the network of people in North America who led Black people from southern bondage to northern freedom by following the North Star.
Speaking at a workshop on “Churches becoming Blue Communities” during the ongoing Lutheran World Federation Assembly on 16 September, World Council of Churches (WCC) moderator Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm introduced the concept of Blue Communities, emphasizing the importance of respecting the human right to water, resisting water privatization, and reducing the reliance on bottled water.