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Morning Prayer for Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Creator-Redeemer-Sustainer, God of here and now: Stir within our lives...

This week in the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, we are praying with the people and churches of East Timor (Timor Leste), Indonesia, and Philippines.

This week marks World Toilet Day (19 November) which celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

This week also marks World Children’s Day on 20 November.

Ecumenical movement

Youth eco-justice efforts expand

Youth engagement in eco-justice is expanding in scope and sophistication, says Marcelo Leites, Latin American and Caribbean regional secretary for the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF).

Altmann affirms signs of hope in the ecumenical movement

"The WCC can be and still is prophetic today,"€ said the Rev. Dr Walter Altmann, moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee, reflecting on highs and lows in the ecumenical movement and on the identity of the WCC.

Working together for social justice and decent work

The dignity of work and workers is a common value among the faith traditions. It is also the focus of a policy handbook titled Convergences: Decent Work and Social Justice in Religious Traditions , for which the World Council of Churches (WCC) has collaborated with the International Labour Organization (ILO) .