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Reaktion der Kirchen auf die zunehmenden humanitären Bedürfnisse in der Ukraine und in den angrenzenden Ländern

Flüchtlinge aufnehmen, Essen verteilen, Krankenhäusern helfen und Kirchenglocken läuten als Warnung, wenn Bombenbeschuss droht: Dies sind einige der vielen Arten, wie die Kirchen in der Ukraine und in den angrenzenden Ländern auf den Krieg reagieren. Über zwei Millionen Menschen haben die Ukraine bereits verlassen, und laut Schätzungen von Hilfsorganisationen werden 18 Millionen Menschen – ein Drittel der Bevölkerung – auf humanitäre Hilfe angewiesen sein.

Churches respond to growing humanitarian needs in Ukraine and bordering countries

Hosting refugees, providing food, helping in hospitals, and ringing church bells as a warning when shelling starts—these are some of the many ways churches are responding in Ukraine and bordering countries as the war continues. More than two million people have poured out of Ukraine, and estimates from relief groups show that 18 million people—a third of the countrys population—will need humanitarian assistance.

Voices of hope and faith - Sharing visions of living in harmony with nature

28 February 2022

The World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are proposing a panel discussion to highlight the work of faith communities and especially indigenous, women and young faith leaders in mobilizing collective global action to protect nature and biodiversity and deliver critical reflections on enhanced biodiversity governance for climate resilience and posterity.

Church and religious leaders worldwide pay tribute to Desmond Tutu’s life

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, one of the people who followed in the footsteps of Desmond Tutu as archbishop of Cape Town and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa announced the death of the Arch” as he was affectionately known on 26 December, fittingly celebrated in South Africa as the Day of Goodwill.”

Book launch webinar: “Contemporary ecotheology, climate justice and environmental stewardship in world religions”

14 December 2021

Book Launch webinar with title “Contemporary ecotheology, climate justice and environmental stewardship in world religions” (ECOTHEE. VOL. 6) from the 6th edition of Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics (ECOTHEE) conference, that was held under the Auspices of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and with the support of the World Council of Churches (WCC) programme on Care for Creation, sustainability and climate justice (Ecological and Economic Justice) at the Orthodox Academy of Crete.

NIFEA E-Conference: Degrowth - Living Sufficiently and Sustainably

01 October 2021

Organised by the Council for World Mission (CWM), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), World Council of Churches (WCC) and World Methodist Council (WMC) under the New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) initiative, the NIFEA E-conference on “Degrowth - Living Sufficiently and Sustainably” will be a space to discuss and unpack various visions of “de-growth” or “post-growth” with a view to addressing the urgent eco-crisis and pandemic of inequality besetting the planet today.  

ÖRK gratuliert Pastorin Anne Burghardt, der neuen Generalsekretärin des Lutherischen Weltbundes

Der geschäftsführende Generalsekretär des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen, Priester Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca, hat Pastorin Anne Burghardt anlässlich ihrer Wahl zur neuen Generalsekretärin des Lutherischen Weltbundes (LWB) herzlich gratuliert. Mit der Wahl von Pastorin Anne Burghardt wird erstmals eine Frau und erstmals eine Geistliche aus der Region Mittel- und Osteuropa diese Führungsposition im LWB übernehmen.