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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....

Statement on the Global Wildfires His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

30 August 2019
In recent weeks, our planet has witnessed extreme heatwaves and expansive wildfires throughout the world—from the rain forests of the Amazon and desert regions of...

Brazil, Our Common Home Aflame

30 August 2019
“The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons and daughters […] but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like...

Church leaders: Amazon’s fire must be addressed as an international crisis

28 August 2019
Fires in the Amazon region must be addressed as a national and international crisis, states general secretary of the World Council of Churches Rev. Dr...

Ökumenischer Tag der Schöpfung: 6. September 2019

6 August 2019
Das Motto des diesjährigen Schöpfungstages lautet "Salz der Erde". Es will dafür sensibilisieren, dass der Mensch, der nicht ohne Salz leben kann, auch nicht losgelöst...

Season of Creation: CEC and CCEE reaffirm responsibility for creation and invite to pray

2 August 2019
Press Release No: 19/19 issued jointly with the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences 1 August 2019 Brussels The following is a joint statement titled “Season...

Vilnius hosted the ‘School of Youth Ministry’ dedicated to the environmental issues

1 August 2019
The School of Youth Ministry was held in Vilnius on 1-4 July, 2019. It was not the first Youth Ministry School for the Department of...

Nachhaltig durch das Kirchenjahr

22 July 2019
„Meine Hilfe kommt von Gott“ Psalm 121,2 Materialien für Andachten und Gottesdienste zu den Nachhaltigkeitszielen der Agenda 2030. You can download the pfd version here...

Hungarian Protestants expressed commitment for climate-neutral Europe

22 July 2019
Reformed and Lutheran Churches’ environmental organisations sent a letter to the President in Hungary in support of the EU long-term climate strategy for a prosperous,...

The Wuppertal Call: “ecological conversion” urgently needed

25 June 2019
After 52 participants from 22 countries from different confessional and faith traditions gathered 16-19 June in Wuppertal, Germany, they have released "Kairos for Creation –...