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European church projects bring forward solutions to current environmental challenges

To share information about European churches’ work on care for creation, and to promote their environmental projects through networking, representatives of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) visited Belarus from 30 September to 2 October 2019. The group included ECEN Secretary Rev. Dr Peter Pavlovic and ECEN moderator Per Ivar Våje from the Church of Norway. “We have been impressed by interest and quality of some church projects....

Hope Cathedral - Interreligious climate pilgrimage 2.6.2019

7 June 2019
Arrival of the participants of the Interreligious climate pilgrimage at Isegran. They were welcomed by, among others, Mayor of Fredrikstad, Jon-Ivar Nygård and Bishop Atle...

First performance of a Song for the Season of Creation

4 June 2019
The choir of St Bride’s Church Fleet Street gave the first ever performance last Sunday of A song for the Season of Creation written for...

A new "green" route appeared in the village of Bohina in the Braslaŭ district

3 June 2019
An ecological trail 700 meters long runs along the local Bohinskaje Lake. The trail is equipped with stations, on each there is an information stand...

WCC augments Vatican’s call to address climate emergency

30 May 2019
As global youth protests and scientific reports alike underscore the urgency of addressing climate change, the World Council of Churches (WCC) joined in the increasingly...

WCC Executive Committee: global biodiversity crisis reaches urgent level

28 May 2019
The World Council of Churches Executive Committee, in a statement, said that the global biodiversity crisis has reached an urgent level, and called for structural...

Between despair and hope - What can be done, and how do we do it?

26 May 2019
That is how we do it - at the workshop of "Hope Cathedral" in Fridrikstad, on the 2nd day of the conference arranged in cooperation...

Church of Scotland: General Assembly rejects divestment call

23 May 2019
The General Assembly has recognised that the world is in the grip of a climate and ecological emergency but rejected calls for divestment. Commissioners voted...

Churches for Future - Solidarity with "Fridays for Future"

23 May 2019
Aktion „Churches for Future“ unterstützt Klimaproteste „Churches for Future“ ist eine Initiative von Mitträgern des Ökumenischen Netzwerks „Klimagerechtigkeit“, der sich bereits mehr als 16 Landeskirchen,...

United Nations initiative highlights faith’s key role in environmental protection

17 May 2019
As centres of change and strong stakeholders in achieving sustainable development, places of worship must set the example in adopting green infrastructure and energy, a...