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Seven Weeks for Water 2024, week 3: "Celebrating Jesus’ life in water through the lens of justice”

The third reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2024 series of the WCC Ecumenical Water Network is written by Very Rev. Dr Augustinos Bairactaris. In this reflection, he underscores that the water justice issue is a theological task for all, and that the health of the water is vital to human civilization, and for the stability of the worlds climate and biodiversity. He urges all Christians to pray, fast, and act together for a sustainable environment and planet, especially during Lent.

Der ÖRK ist ein Wegbegleiter im Heiligen Land

In Zeiten des Krieges, der Not und des Leidens begleitet der Ökumenische Rat der Kirchen (ÖRK) die Kirchen und Menschen in Palästina und Israel auf ihrem Weg des Gebets, der Taten und der Hoffnung auf eine bessere Zukunft.

Seven Weeks for Water 2024, week 1: Water for peace in the Middle East region

The first reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2024 series of the WCC Ecumenical Water Network is written by Dr Munib Younan,* bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and former president of the Lutheran World Federation. In this reflection, the author, as a Palestinian, in line with this year's theme of "leveraging water for peace,” reflects on Isaiah's promise of free water for the thirsty in the context of the ongoing Israeli war in Gaza that has worsened the water situation in Gaza to catastrophic levels.

Moderator`s address - Faith and Order commission meeting, Indonesia, February 2024

I am pleased to offer a word of welcome at this historic moment, the gathering of the new Faith and Order Commission here in North Sulawesi in Indonesia. As far as I know, this is the first time our Commission is meeting in Indonesia. We are thankful for the opportunity to gather here, and immensely grateful for the hospitality the local church is offering to us.

Commission on Faith and Order

Pfarrer Serge Fornerod reflektiert über die Überschneidungen zwischen seinem persönlichen Glauben und seinem beruflichen Werdegang.

Serge Fornerod war bis Juni 2023 Mitglied des ÖRK-Zentralauschusses und des Koordinierungsausschusses "Green Village". Er ist der neue Präsident der FAP, Fondation d'aide au Protestantisme réformé. Er hat gerade ein Buch veröffentlicht, "Les Fornerod, une famille au service de l'Eglise", in dem sich sein persönlicher Glaubensweg und sein beruflicher Werdegang kreuzen. 

Rev. Serge Fornerod reflects on crossroads of personal faith, professional life

Rev. Serge Fornerod is a former World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee, a member of the Green Village steering committee, and the new president of the FAP Foundation for Reformed Churches. He recently published a book, Les Fornerod, une famille au service de l’Église” that details the intersection of his personal faith and professional life[1].