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“Solo el silencio puede reflejar nuestro dolor”: voces brasileñas callan en solidaridad con las víctimas de la COVID-19

Mientras los brasileños se enfrentan a tiempos más difíciles cada día con el creciente impacto de la COVID-19 en todos los niveles de la sociedad, varias organizaciones de las iglesias lanzaron el 11 de junio una campaña con la que instan a las personas a expresar su solidaridad con todos los que han perdido a familiares y amigos debido a la pandemia y sus consecuencias sistémicas en una realidad marcada por la desigualdad, como el hambre, la violencia y el racismo.

“Só o silêncio pode ecoar nossa dor” - vozes brasileiras silenciam em solidariedade às vítimas da COVID-19

Com a população brasileira enfrentando dificuldades diariamente com os crescentes impactos da COVID-19 em todos os níveis da sociedade, diversas organizações religiosas se juntaram, para lançar uma campanha em 11 de junho último. A iniciativa pede às pessoas que expressem sua solidariedade com todos os que perderam familiares e amigos devido à pandemia e suas consequências sistêmicas em uma realidade marcada por desigualdades, incluindo a fome, a violência e o racismo.

God, faith and church life under question in a time of a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the political, economic and social life of a troubled world, already suffering by the financial crisis and imposed neoliberal austerity measures. With this current crisis, a strange unity has risen; a unity in fear of illness and death, anxious uncertainty for the future and collective mourning for the tens of thousands of deaths.

Jerusalem churches send Easter message of Hope

Patriarchs and heads of churches of Jerusalem sent Easter greetings to their communities and to Christians around the world, a greeting that celebrates a renewal of hope, restoration and victory over all forms of death and destruction.

Seven Weeks for Water 2020, week 2: "What moves above the waters: fresh water challenges of the Pacific", by Nikotemo Sopepa

The second reflection of the seven weeks for water 2020 of the WCC’s Ecumenical Water Network is by Nikotemo Sopepa, an ordained minister of the Ekalesia Kelisiano Tuvalu. Married with two children, he is currently the  Mission Secretary of the Council for World Mission in the Pacific region.  In the following reflection he compares the life affirming spirit of God that was hovering on the waters in the beginning of the creation story with today’s “death dealing” spirit of commercialization of water over the waters of the pacific region which is worsening its fresh water availability.

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WCC expresses deep sadness, concern over mob violence in India

The World Council of Churches (WCC), along with its member churches in India and the fellowship of Christians all over the world, expressed deep sadness and concern over the ongoing communal mob violence in the northeast district of Delhi, which since 23 February, has led to more than 20 deaths, hundreds of injuries, and destruction of properties, with places of worship being desecrated and destroyed.

Faith-based groups create prayer chain in run up to COP26

In the ten months leading to the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26), faith-based organisations, including Christian Aid, ACT Alliance, and Lutheran World Federation are inviting people to a period of intense prayer for the climate.