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Les enfants étant plus vulnérables que jamais à la violence, la modératrice du COE réfléchit au rôle vital des Églises

Dans le cadre d’un appel continu aux Églises du monde entier à travailler ensemble pour prévenir la violence de genre, en particulier à l’égard des femmes, des enfants, et des jeunes, la modératrice du Comité Central du Conseil œcuménique des Églises, Dr Agnes Abuom, réfléchit ici à certaines des raisons pour lesquelles cette violence a augmenté, et au rôle vital que les Églises peuvent jouer dans la création d'espaces sûrs pour les personnes les plus exposées.

Cooler Earth - Higher Benefits

Actions by those who care about children, climate and finance.
Frederique Seidel
Emmanuel de Martel

The publication gives suggestions of how churches and other organizations around the world can respond to the climate emergency through investment decisions which are crucial to protect children from global warming.

L’évêque Heinrich Bedford-Strohm et le cardinal Reinhard Marx réfléchissent à leur travail commun pour l’unité, la justice et la paix

L’évêque Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, président du Conseil de l’Église évangélique d’Allemagne, et le cardinal Reinhard Marx, archevêque de Munich et ancien président de la Conférence des évêques allemands, ont reçu le prix de la paix d’Augsbourg 2020 pour leur «volonté inconditionnelle de vivre ensemble en paix».

WCC executive committee maps future with hope in uncertain times

During its online meeting, 9-13 November, the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee addressed vital international developments, approved plans for 2021 and pledged support and solidarity with churches across the world at a time of multiple concurrent crises.

WCC executive committee to convene online 9-13 November

The executive committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will meet online 9-13 November to address plans and budget for 2021, review planning for the WCC 11th Assembly in Germany in 2022, and the ongoing implications of COVID-19 on the life and work of the fellowship. The leadership body will also discuss current world situations on which public statements may be needed.

Driven by God’s grace and a sense of duty

When Rev. Dr Antje Jackelén became its first female archbishop in 2014, a major milestone was reached in the history of the Church of Sweden. It took 850 years and 69 male predecessors to get there. Jackelén also happens to be the first immigrant, at least in modern times, to occupy the highest chair of her church. That, however, she regards as a coincidence of lesser significance. For her, as a devoted Christian, the baptism matters more than the passport.   

For International Orthodox Christian Charities, global partners build “information sharing, collaboration, and funding”

The World Council of Churches is publishing a series of interviews that portray insights and reflections from the leaders of faith-based global and regional humanitarian and development organizations. Constantine Triantafilou is executive director and CEO of International Orthodox Christian Charities, which offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond.

Rev. Dr Hans-Ruedi Weber dies at 97

During his long career, Weber, who passed away on 18 October, made the Bible come alive for thousands of people through Bible studies that he coordinated with groups from many different cultures, contexts and situations.

Le COE rend hommage à Hendrew Lusey-Gekawaku

Le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) rend hommage à Hendrew Lusey-Gekawaku, décédé le 13 octobre 2020. Infirmier diplômé et professionnel de la santé publique, cet œcuméniste a apporté une contribution considérable aux actions œcuméniques et interconfessionnelles contre le VIH/sida.

In a COVID-stricken world, “everyone is important”

A webinar held 22 October gave space for persons with disabilities to share their reflections. Entitled “From Lamentation to Transformation,” the event, first in a series of webinars on COVID-19 perspectives, highlighted hope through stories, practical support, and social change as experienced by persons with disabilities.

WCC mourns passing of Hendrew Lusey-Gekawaku

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is mourning the passing away of Hendrew Lusey-Gekawaku on 13 October 2020. He was a registered nurse, public health practitioner and ecumenist who contributed enormously to ecumenical and interfaith HIV and AIDS responses.