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Climate-Responsible Finance - a Moral Imperative towards Children

“It is now time for financial service providers to accelerate the shift to renewables. They have the power – and the responsibility. The scientific and moral imperative is clear: there must be no new investment in fossil fuel expansion, including production, infrastructure and exploration.” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, in support to the launch of the initiative on 9 May 2022.”

General Secretary

Visiting Ghana, WCC president from North America presents “Ahead of her Time” awards and recognition of Achimota Secondary School

Rev. Dr Angelique Keturah Walker-Smith, World Council of Churches (WCC) president from North America, visited Ghana to present the Ahead of Her Time awards and the related book to renowned women leaders, past and present. She also had opportunity to visit the Achimota Secondary School which contributed to the ecumenical and leadership formation of these leaders.

WCC and the Colombia peace process “a true witness of international solidarity”

About nine months ago, In Colombia, the peace process through the Round Table of Peace Dialogues between the government and the Estado Mayor Central of the FARC-EP, formally began talks began between both negotiating parties. The bilateral ceasefire has been a crucial decision for the peace process and international humanitarian law for the people of Colombia. One exception was a lifting of the ceasefire in the southwestern region of Colombia due to acts of violence that affected the civil population.

A human rights and ethical perspective on Noneconomic Loss and Damage (NELD) in the context of climate change

01 July 2024

The World Council of Churches (WCC), as a member of the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment, and Human Rights, is co-organising a side event at the 56th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Focusing on the intersection of human rights and noneconomic loss and damage in the context of climate change, the event will take place on 1 July from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Room XXV, Palais des Nations.

Room XXV, Palais des nations and Online

Side event will explore impact of climate change on human rights

The World Council of Churches (WCC), as a member of the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment, and Human Rights, is co-organising a side event at the 56th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Focusing on the intersection of human rights and noneconomic loss and damage in the context of climate change, the event will take place on 1 July from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Room XXV, Palais des Nations.

Ecumenical International Youth Day 2024

12 August 2024

On August 12th, the United Nations observes International Youth Day. Since 2019, the World Council of Churches has introduced its own Ecumenical International Youth Day through the Youth Engagement desk. Throughout the years, the EIYD has addressed pertinent social issues for young people, such as mental health, issues with indigenous groups, and climate justice. Last year's theme focused on Young People’s Voices from the War zones.  

Online Event- CET time zone

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.

Statement on Ecumenical Solidarity with Sudan

It has been more than a year since large-scale fighting broke out between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). This conflict between two former allies in the 2021 military coup that toppled the previous transitional government has almost destroyed a country whose people had already suffered through many years of protracted and multidimensional crises.

Executive committee