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Churches must intensify action on the climate emergency

A message from the conference “Churches contribution to a sustainable society”, Oslo, May 25-28 2019. The conference, organised jointly by the Church of Norway and European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN), gathered representatives from Churches and ecumenical organisations from eleven countries across Europe. The challenges we face are overwhelming. Climate change, accelerating decline of biodiversity, pollution of water sources and....

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...

“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation

16 May 2019
Over 30 seasoned theological educators, emerging theologians and researchers, church ministers and practitioners engaged in grassroots adult education gathered at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, near...

Report on the 3rd climate pilgrimage 2018 to Katowice

10 May 2019
The idea of climate pilgrimages was developed in the framework of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace launched by the World Council of Churches at...

Green Reformation: seeds of hope for an ecological theology

10 May 2019
An international consultation on "Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement,” organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) department...

Juncker insists 2030 climate target is EU’s top priority, not 2050 plan

10 May 2019
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday (9 May) that the EU should “concentrate on immediate and urgent” climate policies for 2030 rather than a...