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Seven weeks of Lent highlight water justice in Latin America

The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) invites you to use the season of Lent to reflect on water. Since 2008, EWN 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. This year, the focus is on Latin America.

Seven Weeks for Water 2018

14 February - 30 March 2018

According to the Christian tradition, Lent is a time to prepare for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ. During this period many people engage in fasting and practice moderation or self-denial in order to focus on repentance and consecrating themselves to God. While water has a strong spiritual significance in the Christian tradition as a gift from God, this scarce resource is threatened and denied to millions around the world.

The World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (WCC-EWN) invites you to use this season of Lent to reflect on water. Since 2008, EWN 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.

Bogota, Colombia

Essayer de faire le bien pour le monde

Lorsque le partenaire de longue date du COE, la Campagne internationale pour l'abolition des armes nucléaires (ICAN), s'est vu décerner le prix Nobel de la paix 2017, une nouvelle étape, humble mais importante, a été franchie en direction d’un monde plus sûr. Non seulement c’était la reconnaissance des efforts mondiaux visant à abolir les armes nucléaires, mais c'était aussi une confirmation du rôle que les Églises chrétiennes ont joué aux niveaux local et communautaire pour sensibiliser et mobiliser les gens contre la prolifération nucléaire.

Los dirigentes de las iglesias del mundo instan a la COP23 a tomar medidas

Tras una semana de negociaciones en la cumbre del clima de la ONU que se celebra en Bonn (Alemania), el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), la Federación Luterana Mundial (FLM) y ACT Alianza –que juntos representan a más de quinientos millones de cristianos en todo el mundo– manifestaron su preocupación por el lento progreso que los gobiernos han logrado hasta ahora.

We are called to work on a peace built on trust, not power

Security built on the assumption that the power to destroy serves the purpose of peace is unsafe security, states World Council of Churches (WCC) president for Europe and Archbishop emeritus Dr Anders Wejryd, adding that trust is necessary for a real peace.

Il G7 deve affrontare la fame nel mondo

Si sta facendo davvero troppo poco per salvare la vita dei 20 milioni di persone che soffrono la fame in Yemen, Somalia, Sud Sudan e Nigeria. Tra loro ci sono 1,4 milioni di bambini a rischio di morte imminente se, non arriveranno immediatamente gli aiuti.

El G7 debe abordar la cuestión del hambre en el mundo

Estamos muy lejos de hacer lo suficiente para salvar las vidas de los 20 millones de personas que padecen hambruna en Yemen, Somalia, Sudán del Sur y Nigeria. Entre ellos están 1,4 millones de niños, que están expuestos al riesgo inminente de muerte a menos que reciban ayuda inmediatamente.

Le G7 doit lutter contre la famine

Les mesures prises pour sauver la vie des 20 millions de personnes menacées par la famine au Yémen, en Somalie, au Soudan du Sud et au Nigeria sont très insuffisantes. Parmi les personnes en danger, on compte 1,4 million d’enfants qui risquent de mourir à court terme si l’aide humanitaire ne leur parvient pas immédiatement.

Lent is “time for water justice”

Lent is a time to think about justice, particularly water justice, said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit during a sermon on 20 March at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland.

Connected, yet disconnected: Famine in the midst of plenty

Never has humanity lived in a more connected, yet disconnected time! Connected by the endless notifications on our smartphones – alerting us to all the latest news and tidings in our social media, yet not connected deeply enough to respond substantially to people's suffering. Among the many tragedies are the human-made famines in South Sudan, Somalia, North-Eastern Nigeria and in Yemen.

Seven weeks of Lent highlight water crisis in Africa

With a prayer service on Ash Wednesday in Sealite Mihret Orthodox cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the WCC's Ecumenical Water Network began its annual Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water”. This year during Lent it will raise awareness of water justice issues in Africa.

Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace to be more inspired by the African context

With the aim of monitoring how the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace is unfolding and to develop suggestions for its various initiatives and activities, with a special focus on the Africa region in 2017, the World Council of Churches (WCC) convened a meeting of the reference group of the pilgrimage in Nigeria from 20-27 February.