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A pesar de la pandemia y de las catástrofes naturales, “seguimos mirando al horizonte con esperanza”, dicen las iglesias del Pacífico

Conforme se acerca la 11ª Asamblea del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), las iglesias del Pacífico siguen preocupadas por no saber si será posible su participación debido al cierre de las fronteras internas y externas, así como a los desastres naturales. Los líderes de las iglesias de la región del Pacífico unieron sus corazones y sus mentes el 11 de febrero a través de una videoconferencia, como parte de la reunión en curso del Comité Central del CMI.

Malgré la pandémie et les catastrophes naturelles, «nous nous tenons debout avec espoir», déclare la région du Pacifique

À l’approche de la Onzième Assemblée du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE), les Églises du Pacifique s’inquiètent de leur participation en raison des changements climatiques et des fermetures de frontières à l’intérieur comme à l’extérieur. Les responsables des Églises du Pacifique étaient en union de cœur et d’esprit en ce 11 février par visioconférence, dans le cadre de la session du Comité central du COE.

11th Assembly Bible study - Lent

Part of a series of Bible studies in preparation for the WCC 11th Assembly, this third text was written by Rev. Dr Kenneth Mtata is the general secretary of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches.

La región de Asia se prepara para la asamblea con un espíritu de colaboración y unidad

La esperanza de que corran mejores tiempos tras la pandemia se hizo patente durante el encuentro virtual, el 24 de junio, entre los miembros del Comité Central del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) de la región de Asia, durante el cual intercambiaron información sobre sus experiencias recientes y se prepararon para una asamblea del CMI muy productiva, el año próximo.

Advocacy Outline - WCC Easter Initiative 2021

De-facto annexation is a reality today where Jesus walked 2000 years ago. With this Easter initiative we want to highlight the situation in the Holy Land – though the threat of formal annexation of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank may have temporarily receded, occupation continues to profoundly and negatively impact the lives, livelihoods, and human rights of the Palestinian people.

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Seven Weeks for Water 2021, week 7: "Healing the water heals the wounds of the earth and its people", by Andrew Schwartz

The seventh and last reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2021 of the WCC’s Ecumenical Water Network is written by Andrew Schwartz.* In the following reflection during Holy Week, he is using a small town in the USA as a case study to emphasise how local communities can take small initiatives to “resurrect” the contaminated or “dead” groundwater to form life giving waters.   Leaving us on a positive note, he ends by saying, “if Holy Week teaches us anything it’s that death is not final.”

Morning Prayer for Monday, 15 March 2021

O Lord, open our lips, and our mouth shall proclaim your praise...

This week in the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, we pray with the people and churches of Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Prayers were prepared in cooperation with the Lutheran World Federation.

Reflections on water

Year after year, people of faith, theologians, philosophers, environmentalists, and people from church-related grassroots organizations, as part of the WCC-EWN’s Seven Weeks for Water Lenten campaign, try to capture what is happening in their region regarding water. The editors talked to different members of the WCC-EWN about what the Seven Weeks for Water mean to them and why spiritual reflection is important as we strive for the responsible management and equitable distribution of water for all.

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Seven Weeks for Water 2021, week 1: "The rainbow color of the pilgrimage of water justice in North America", by Michele Roberts

The 1st reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2021 of the WCC Ecumenical Water Network is written by Michele Roberts*, from the Environmental Justice Health Alliance. In this reflection, the author, based on several instances of large scale water contamination in many cities in the USA, comes to a conclusion that lack of access to clean water in USA is a result of systemic racism.

Seven Weeks for Water 2021

17 February - 29 March 2021

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Water Network invites you to use the season of Lent to reflect on God’s gift of water. Since 2008, the WCC– through its “Seven Weeks for Water” campaign – has been providing weekly theological reflections and other resources on water for the seven weeks of Lent and for World Water Day on 22 March (which always falls during the Lenten period).