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Sustainable Environment: churches in action - a NCCI/WCC webinar

04 June 2020

The theme for World Environment Day, 5 June 2020 is biodiversity — a call to action to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of the natural world. One million plant and animal species risk extinction, largely due to human activities. According to the WWF, Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970.

WCC Eco-School begins in Thailand

Twenty-seven young people from 11 countries across Asia officially began the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The school will run from 4-17 November, exploring water, food, and climate justice.

WCC Child Safeguarding Policy

Adherence to the WCC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and its Child Safe Code of Conduct is a mandatory requirement for all staff, volunteers, consultants, interns, contractors, representatives, partners and those invited by the WCC to visit projects (hereafter referred to as staff and others) serving programmes in which interactions with children may take place (such as, but not limited to, EAA, EAPPI, EDAN, EHAIA, EWN, Indigenous Peoples, Child Rights, etc.).

WCC Programmes

Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice

01 - 12 November 2018

The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN), in collaboration with the WCC Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) and WCC’s Economic and Ecological Justice programme, is organising the second edition of the Eco-School for up to 25 young people from Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss the nexus between water, food and climate justice.

San Salvador, El Salvador

#WCC70: A prayer about health and healing

Dr Erlinda N. Senturias, from the Philippines, gives thanks that WCC has created safe spaces for the churches to talk about HIV and AIDS. She asks that the ecumenical movement continue to be a beacon of support for this ongoing journey of health and healing.

Re-engineering life forms: Church forum raises concerns

“What do we have the right to manipulate in creation?” The question is at the heart of a Canadian Quaker’s commitment to the process of encouraging member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC) to reflect on scientific experiments in modifying life forms known as “synthetic biology”.

Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice

24 July - 03 August 2017

At its first Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice, the WCC's Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) along with its Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance will bring together about 20 young people from the Africa region. Over a period of 10 days, in an ecumenical setting, participants will have the opportunity to study the local, regional, and international manifestations and causes of the water crisis and food security affected by climate change. They will examine the situation and challenges from a perspective of faith and ethics, and search together for possible ecumenical responses to these challenges.

Lilongwe, Malawi

Kenya: un rassemblement pour éliminer la stigmatisation liée au VIH à travers l’amour et le dialogue

Plus de 120 responsables religieux et spirituels, travailleurs sanitaires et jeunes gens se sont réunis les 7 et 8 février derniers pour mettre l’accent sur le renforcement du combat mené contre la stigmatisation au titre de la riposte au VIH au Kenya. Des représentants du gouvernement kényan, d’organisations de la société civile, de réseaux de personnes vivant avec le VIH, ainsi que des partenaires de développement se sont joints à eux dans le cadre d’un événement à Nairobi. Axée sur le thème «Faith on the Fast Track: Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination Through Love and Dialogue» (La foi pour accélérer la riposte: éliminer la stigmatisation et la discrimination par l’amour et le dialogue), la réunion visait à évaluer l’impact de la méthodologie du «Framework for Dialogue» (Cadre pour le dialogue), une initiative mise en œuvre dans plusieurs pays depuis 2013. L’événement était organisé par INERELA+ Kenya (le Réseau international des responsables religieux vivant avec ou affectés par le VIH, Kenya) et l’EAA-COE (l’Alliance œcuménique «agir ensemble» du Conseil œcuménique des Églises), avec notamment l’appui du Programme commun des Nations Unies sur le VIH/sida (ONUSIDA).