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COP28 Side-events

30 November - 12 December 2023

Events with involvement of the World Council of Churches and ecumenical partners at the COP28 conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 November - 12 December.

COP28, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

L’Église de Suède et l’Église épiscopale renforcent leur partenariat et la mission commune

«Nos deux Églises partagent plus de 200 ans d’histoire en Europe et aux États-Unis. Cet accord de pleine communion est un signe supplémentaire de la communauté bien-aimée dont nous avons tant besoin de nos jours. Notre partenariat répond à l’enjeu des changements climatiques, soutient les réfugié-e-s et la justice raciale nous engage encore davantage à participer aux efforts œcuméniques mondiaux», déclare le révérend Michael Curry, évêque président et primat de l’Église épiscopale.

Church of Sweden, Episcopal Church deepen the partnership and a common mission

“Our two churches have more than 200 years of shared history in Europe and the United States. This full-communion agreement is one more sign of the beloved community that we so need in these times. Our partnership in addressing the challenges of climate change, supporting refugees, and racial justice binds us even more deeply to worldwide ecumenical efforts,” said Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. 

GPS360º: A virtual assembly

Thanks to a new digital tool, you can experience the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) 11th Assembly online - whether you were present in Karlsruhe or not.

Water as a divine gift, and justice issue

The importance of water for Christians around the world cannot be overemphasized.  From Genesis 1:1, where we read that “a wind from God swept over the face of the waters” to its sacramental role in baptism and the Eucharist, water is integral to the faith.

Plenary challenges WCC to embrace unity through youth, reconciliation, and love of one another

Speakers during a World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly plenary under the theme “Christian unity and the churches’ common witness” on 7 September reflected on unity, mission, and reconciliation in the fellowship and ecumenical movement. The plenary theme included conversation on accomplishments and challenges to Christian unity and mission since the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, and mutual accountability and witness to the love of Christ in a changing landscape and looking forward.

Assembly participants come together as church families

With over 3,500 participants from all over the world, opportunities for “encounter” are rich and continuous at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) taking place in Karlsruhe, Germany. Intentional gatherings – from small “home” groups to regional meetings also help to connect participants and bring different perspectives to the concerns and hopes being raised under the Assembly theme, “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”.

Faith based organisations underline creation justice in Stockholm+50 webinar

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) co-hosted  a hybrid event on 2 June at Stockholm+50. Exploring the theme “Climate Action and Water for Life towards Creation Justice!” the event  reflected on the current scenario of the climate emergency and global water crisis which are interconnected and impact each other as well as the sustainability of the earth. 

Online panel looks back to 50 years of environmental concerns

Titled Faith for Stockholm+50,” a panel convened on 4 March by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in partnership with the Centre for Earth Ethics and the Swedish Ministry of Environment brought together faith leaders to reflect on the achievements and challenges of attaining sustainable development.