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Webinar - “People on the Move: Solidarity and Advocacy”

12 November 2020

A 12 November webinar entitled “People on the Move: Solidarity and Advocacy” will highlight the experiences and often untold stories of refugees, stateless persons, seasonal and migrant workers, and undocumented persons, with a particular focus on ways they have been affected by COVID-19.

https://www.oikoumene.org/live

Zacchaeus Tax and Jubilee Now! - GEM School 2020 Public Webinar

14 September 2020

The webinar will be an opportunity to explore how taxation, reparations and debt cancellation could contribute to shaping an Economy of Life in the current landscape marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, widening socio-economic inequalities and a burgeoning climate emergency. The event will offer faith-rooted and gender-just perspectives as well as share concrete proposals as part of the ecumenical #ZacTax and Jubilee campaigns.

Webinar series: Human Rights and Climate Change

17 June - 01 July 2020

This series of short webinars are promoted by the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights (comprised of World Council of Churches, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Franciscans International, the Lutheran World Federation, and Soka Gakkai International) on the occasion of the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council.

Regional Webinar on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination in North America

09 September 2019

The thematic focus of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) in 2019 is Racism.The WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), organises a series of eight WCC CCIA regional expert Webinars on the issue of racism and racial justice from August to December 2019. The aim of the webinars is to explore how racism manifests itself in the respective regions, learn about the work that churches and ecumenical partners are doing in this respect, identify synergies and avenues for possible collaboration.

Online

Taxation and reparations – tools for promoting equity, climate justice and an economy of life

11 July 2019

The side-event will be an opportunity to explore how taxation and reparations can contribute to “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality,” the theme of the 2019 High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs (08-17 July 2019, New York). Rising inequality – often rooted in historical injustices – and runaway climate change are fuelling poverty, social disintegration and conflicts around the world.

Church Center for the United Nations, New York

18th Building Bridges Seminar

11 June 2019

The eighteenth Building Bridges Seminar will meet 11–15 June 2019 in the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey in Geneva, Switzerland. An international circle of scholars will engage in close reading and dialogue on the topic of freedom—between humanity and God, different religions and politics, personal conviction and public order, and between individuals— exploring the historic role of faith communities in addressing freedom.

Ecumenical Centre, Route des Morillons 1, Geneva

Worship on the Occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality

21 January 2019

During the week of 18-25 January, we celebrate two important events: the Week of Action to Fight Inequality and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which has as its theme for 2019, “justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16, 18-20). As Christians, we are a diverse, worldwide family. Jesus calls us to be the light of the world, to preach the good news to those that have less. Where can our worldwide network serve as a light in a world of tremendous inequalities? Where can the Holy Spirit help us to come together as one and discover our potential for enacting change?

Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith Based Organizations in International Affairs

29 January 2019

On Tuesday, 29 January 29 2019, the Fifth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs will focus on financing for sustainable development and build on this vision of an economy of life as the flourishing of all life. Panel discussions will consider the broad issues of economic justice as addressed in the course of human rights-based development, governance and accountability in the global financial architecture, the implications for environmental sustainability, gender justice and financing social protection.

Conference Room 2, United Nations secretariat, New York

Forum on the situation of Indigenous Communities confronting plunder and militarism

28 November 2018

On the occasion of the 7th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights (26-28 November, Geneva), you are warmly invited to a forum convened by the Indigenous Peoples’ Movement for Self-determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) and the World Council of Churches on the situation of Indigenous communities struggling against transnational extractive operations, energy projects and agro-industrial plantations.

Visser 't Hooft Hall, Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

Education for peace in a multi-religious world

10 December 2018

A panel debate will be organized by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue and the World Council of Churches on the impact of peace education to promote mutual understanding and cooperative relations between people and societies.

United Nations Office in Geneva, Room XXV

Interfaith Gathering in the Spirit of Talanoa Dialogue at COP24

02 December 2018

The 24th Conference of Parties (COP 24) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, is a crucial moment for governments to adopt the guidelines for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. We believe that faith communities have made significant contributions in addressing the immense challenges posed by climate change through advocacy, mobilisation, capacity building and education. While gathering around the COP 24, there will be a moment of sharing together.

We invite all faith-oriented participants of COP24 to participate in this informal gathering.

Katowice, Poland

Water and faith communities towards achieving SDG 6

11 July 2018

This official side event of the United Nations High Level Political Forum aims to foster stronger partnerships and dialogue between faith-based organizations and the broader water sector to achieve SDG 6 (water and sanitation) together in the context of Synthesis Report on SDG 6.

Presbyterian Church of Covenant, 310 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

World Conference on Religions, Creeds and Value Systems

25 June 2018

The first World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights” will be held on 25 June 2018 under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.

Room XVI Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland