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Weekend of Prayer and Action against Hunger

16 - 17 October 2021

Observing a Weekend of Prayer and Action against Hunger on 16-17 October 2021, the World Council of Churches and a range of ecumenical organizations and partners invite people and churches around the globe to pray and act for an end to hunger.

Worldwide

Faith and Science: An Appeal for COP26

On 4 October 2021, faith leaders representing the world’s major religions joined scientists at the Vatican to call on the international community to raise their ambition and step up their climate action ahead of COP26. Almost 40 faith leaders signed a joint Appeal, which was presented by Pope Francis to COP26 President-Designate, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma, and the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Luigi Di Maio.

Ecumenical movement

Let the food systems nourish people and the planet rather than feed the profits of the privileged

The food system is a complex web of activities involving production, processing, transport, and consumption. Key issues concerning the food system include how food production affects the natural environment, the impact of food on individual and population health, the governance and economics of food production, its sustainability, and the degree to which we waste food.

Thursdays in Black Bible Series- Profound Poverty and Structural Inequity Examined through Ruth (Ruth 1:1–22)

Dr. CL Nash is ordained in the American Baptist Church and has a PhD in historical theology. She has published in various theological blogs including with the Centre for Religion and Public Life, and the University of Leeds; in journals including the Journal of Theology for Southern Africa; and magazine articles with Mutuality Magazine. In addition to several articles and chapters being released throughout 2021, her first book is scheduled for release in 2022 with SCM Press. Visit her website here

Christliche Gläubige, Seelsorgende und die Kirchen sind die Leidtragenden der Angriffe von Kriminellen im Bundesstaat Kaduna in Nigeria

Im Bundesstaat Kaduna im Nordwesten Nigerias sind es die christlichen Gläubigen, die unter Unsicherheit und Gewalt  infolge der Angriffe von Banditen auf Häuser, Dörfer und Kirchen leiden. Die Angreifer töten Menschen oder kidnappen sie, um Lösegeld zu erpressen.
Im Mittelpunkt dieser  Gewaltausbrüche auf lokaler Ebene stehen religiöse Verfolgung, territoriale Ansprüche und ethnische Säuberungen in der Region, in der sich Gemeinschaften entlang religiöser Trennlinien niedergelassen haben, wie Pastor John Joseph Hayab berichtet, Landesdirektor der Global Peace Foundation, Nigeria.
 

Why the life of Philip Potter is so relevant for the new generation—and how to find out more

Stephen Brown is editor of The Ecumenical Review. Below, he reflects on the legacy of Phillip Potter, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary from 1972 to 1984. An upcoming webinar on 23 August will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Potter’s birth, as well as introduce him to a new ecu-menical generation, that they may be inspired by his legacy, his passion, his commitment, his spirituality and his love for the Bible.