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WCC receives delegation from Kanaky New Caledonia

A delegation from the Front de libération nationale kanak et socialiste visited the World Council of Churches (WCC), sharing concerns about human rights and self-determination for the people in Kanaky New Caledonia. 

Side event in Bonn highlights intersectional climate impacts

The World Council of Churches (WCC), in collaboration with the Brahma Kumaris, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran World Federation, and ACT Church of Sweden, co-organized a side event, ”Addressing the Intersectional Impacts of Climate Change; Bridging Gender Gaps in Climate: Faith Perspectives,” at the Climate Change Conference 2024 in Bonn. The event focused on gender justice and strategies to bridge gender gaps in climate change.

Biodiversity and climate focus of WCC executive committee statement

As two major global environmental conferences are scheduled to take place later this year—the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cali, Colombia and the UN Climate Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan—the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee released a statement noting that the systems needed for life to flourish are at extreme risk.

As WHO assembly starts, WCC reaffirms commitment to “health for all”

“The ill health and suffering experienced by the least and the most vulnerable must be felt by and responded to by all in a united, equitable, effective, and mutually accountable manner,” wrote Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary in a message to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, as the 77th World Health Assembly is taking place in Geneva.

Faith and labour organizations forge new paths in just transitions

In a consultation titled "Care is work, work is care," representatives from the World Council of Churches (WCC), Roman Catholic Church, and the International Labour Organisation convened in Rome to foster a global transformative community. The meeting aimed to address urgent labour issues intensified by the polycrisis of climate change, economic instability, and geopolitical tensions.