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Methodist Church in Fiji COP23 Statement

As the world convenes in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Methodist Church in Fiji issued a statement calling for Methodists around the world to join in prayer for the country’s leadership and for the talanoa process of negotiations which will take place at COP23.

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Fijian Methodists call for prayers for COP23

As the world convenes in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma issued a statement calling for Methodists around the world to join in prayer for the country’s leadership and for the talanoa process of negotiations which will take place over the next two weeks.

Les méthodistes de Fidji appellent à prier pour la COP23

Alors que la communauté internationale se réunit à Bonn, en Allemagne, pour la 23ᵉ Conférence des parties à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (COP23), l’Église méthodiste de Fidji a publié une déclaration appelant les méthodistes du monde entier à prier ensemble pour les responsables de leur pays et pour le cycle de négociations talanoa qui se déroulera au cours des deux prochaines semaines.

Responsible agriculture investments theme of WCC session

Promoting responsible agricultural investments was the theme of a session organised by the WCC at the Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings held in Washington DC from 9-13 October. “There is no doubt we need to invest more in agriculture – it feeds us all and remains an important source of employment, especially for the world’s poor,” said Athena Peralta, WCC programme executive for economic and ecological justice.

In Zambia, foreign investors complicate “economy of life”

To witness and attempt to understand contrasting narratives of foreign investment-linked development and socio-economic injustice, participants of the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life (GEM School) visited a mining company on 22 August.

Les investisseurs étrangers compliquent l'«économie de la vie» en Zambie

Pour essayer de comprendre les récits contradictoires concernant le développement et les injustices socio-économiques liées aux investissements étrangers, les participants de l’École œcuménique de gouvernance, d’économie et de gestion pour une économie de la vie (GEM School) ont visité, le 22 aout, une société minière.

Patriarch of Jerusalem: “Enough is enough”

At a 12 August press conference in Amman, the Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, All Palestine and Jordan Theophilos III said that a decision delivered on the 7 August by Israel’s Jerusalem District Court regarding two hotels near the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City has “crossed the lines of justice and reasonableness.”

"We have our work cut out for us"

If women will not support each other to step up to the pulpit or become engaged in politics, then gender equality will not be a priority issue for leaders both in the church and in government, says Eppie Marecheau, Christian educator and president of the Christian Council for Caribbean Women. In July, she participated in a seminar organized by the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN), at the WCC's Ecumenical Institute Bossey.

Llamamiento a la acción: los líderes del G20 deben encabezar la lucha contra el hambre

En el marco del Llamamiento a la acción emitido justo antes de la reunión anual de los líderes de las mayores economías del mundo, el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), ACT Alianza y la Conferencia de Iglesias de Toda el África (AACC), instaron a los líderes del G20 a tomar medidas para eliminar el hambre y promover la justicia y la paz en el Cuerno de África.

Call to Action: Act now for children and adolescents living with HIV

Through this Call to Action, religious leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations remind governments of their commitments agreed in the June 2016 United Nations’ Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that there should be “special emphasis on providing 1.6 million children (0-14 years of age) with antiretroviral therapy by 2018,” while also committing themselves to act for children living with HIV and tuberculosis.

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El Comité Ejecutivo del CMI se centrará en la unidad

El Comité Ejecutivo del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) se reúne esta semana en el Instituto Ecuménico de Bossey del 7 al 12 de junio, centrándose en la unidad, la renovación del plan estratégico y la estrategia financiera del CMI, el proyecto inmobiliario, los preparativos de la XI Asamblea y la celebración del 70º aniversario del CMI.