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WCC general secretary reflects on preventing violence against children

At an event hosted by the Lutheran World Federation and focusing on Faith Based Actors and Prevention of Violence against Children,” World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca offered opening reflections that focused on, among other efforts, the WCCs initiative ChurchesCommitments to Children” in partnership with UNICEF.

Les églises devraient-elles faire davantage d’efforts pour lutter contre la désinformation ? Oui, disent les penseurs de la justice numérique

Si la justice numérique commence par la connectivité, on peut probablement affirmer qu’elle se termine lorsque cette connectivité est accaparée par des régimes oppressifs et des extrémistes, ou qu’elle sert à diffuser de fausses informations et des discours de haine. Une conversation multipartite, réunissant des théologiens, des politiciens, des responsables de communication de l’Église, des militants, et des journalistes du monde entier, a été organisée le 13 septembre autour de la question – à la fois courte et extrêmement complexe : « Instruments numériques – bénédiction ou malédiction ? »

Should churches push harder to resist untruths? Yes, say digital justice thinkers

If digital social justice begins with connectivity, perhaps it ends when that connectivity is usurped by oppressive regimes, extremists, fake news and hate speech. A press club”-style conversation on 13 September found theologians, politicians, church communicators, activists and journalists from around the world weighing in on the short but exceedingly complex question, Digital instruments – Blessing or Curse?”

Le COE et l’Alliance évangélique mondiale renforcent leur collaboration

Le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) et l’Alliance évangélique mondiale se sont réunis le 25 août à Genève pour discuter et explorer les secteurs potentiels de future coopération.

Les deux organisations ont fait part de leurs plans actuels et ont débattu des possibilités d’une collaboration plus étroite dans certains domaines thématiques tels que la défense des causes et l’édification de la paix, l’urgence climatique et les questions relatives aux membres. 
 

Walk the Talk

A Toolkit to Accompany the "Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice"

“Walk the Talk” builds on Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice,” a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.

This toolkit aims to enthuse congregations and churches through concrete examples of communities in action as well as offer good practices and practical materials to “walk the talk” on economic and ecological justice, in each of the areas:

  • Living in Accordance with the Covenant with God and Creation
  • Renewable Energy and Climate Protection
  • Just and Sustainable Consumption
  • Economies of Life

WCC, World Evangelical Alliance strengthen collaboration

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) met on 25 August in Geneva to explore and discuss possible areas of future cooperation.

The two organizations shared current plans and discussed possibilities for closer collaboration on thematic areas such as advocacy and peace building, the climate emergency, and membership matters.