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Seven Weeks for Water 2024: "Thirst for justice: a Dalit women’s perspective on water rights"

The  fourth reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2024 series of the WCC Ecumenical Water Network is written by Rev. Dr Anupama Hial.  In this reflection, she recalls her struggles in the past as a Dalit woman in India to get access to clean water.  She challenges churches to be a catalyst for fulfilling the promise of Isaiah to provide free water to all who are thirsty, especially to the Dalit women. 

Seminar: The Feast of Creation and the Mystery of Creation: Ecumenism, Theology, Liturgy, and Signs of the Times in Dialogue

15 - 16 March 2024

The World Council of Churches (WCC), with the Laudato Si’ Movement and other partners, will cohost a seminar in Assisi, Italy, on 15-16 March. Entitled "The Feast of Creation and the Mystery of Creation: Ecumenism, Theology, Liturgy, and Signs of the Times in Dialogue,” the event aims to deepen the collective understanding and appreciation of the Feast of Creation, observed on 1 September.

Cittadella Laudato Si’ (known as “Cittadella”) – Via degli Ancaiani 3, Assisi

WCC and partners to host seminar in Assisi on Feast of Creation

The World Council of Churches (WCC), with the Laudato Si’ Movement and other partners, will cohost a seminar in Assisi, Italy, on 15-16 March. Entitled "The Feast of Creation and the Mystery of Creation: Ecumenism, Theology, Liturgy, and Signs of the Times in Dialogue,” the event aims to deepen the collective understanding and appreciation of the Feast of Creation, observed on 1 September.

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.

Treffen von Kirchenoberhäuptern aus Heiligem Land mit ÖRK, „allein Licht und Leben können wahrhaftig und langfristig bestehen“

Der Generalsekretär des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK), Prof. Dr. Jerry Pillay, ist am 17. Februar mit Jerusalemer Patriarchen und Kirchenoberhäuptern zusammengekommen; er würde „in dieser für alle Menschen in der Region und insbesondere für die christlichen Gläubigen im Heiligen Land schwierigen und komplizierten Zeit“ mit großer Dankbarkeit empfangen, wie es Seine Seligkeit Theophilos III, der Patriarch von Jerusalem, in seiner Begrüßungsansprache formulierte.

Rencontre entre les responsables ecclésiaux et le COE: en Terre Sainte, «la lumière et la vie ont une existence véritable et durable»

Le secrétaire général du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE), le pasteur Jerry Pillay a rencontré les Patriarches et les Responsables ecclésiaux à Jérusalem le 17 février et a été reçu avec gratitude «à ce moment difficile et compliqué pour tous les peuples de la région, et tout particulièrement pour la communauté chrétienne de Terre Sainte», a déclaré Sa Béatitude Théophile III, Patriarche de Jérusalem, dans son discours de bienvenue.

In Holy Land, “light and life have a true and enduring existence” as heads of churches gather with WCC

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay met with the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem on 17 February, and was received with gratitude at this difficult and complicated time for all the peoples of this region, and especially for the Christian community of the Holy Land,” said His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem, in a welcome address. 

WCC at peace dialogue table with UN Security Council in Colombia

Members of the United Nations Security Council have completed a visit to Colombia, during which they received firsthand impressions of the ongoing Colombian peace process, and participated in dialogues with many organizations, including the World Council of Churches (WCC).