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WCC General Recommendations for UN PFPAD Third Session (16-19 April 2024)

The World Council of Churches (WCC), a global fellowship of 352 churches representing more than half a billion Christians from around the world, has been deeply involved in the work of the United Nations from as early as 1946 through its Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA). The WCC is a platform for common action by churches on issues that negate or threaten the dignity of all people. 

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Voice of churches vital during UN women’s rights talks

As the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) drew to a close, a look back shows that, this year, the World Council of Churches (WCC), through its Ecumenical Office to the United Nations, brought many voices to the table to speak on gender equality, women's rights, and empowerment. 

WCC brings voice of communities to Commission on the Status of Women

How do we end exclusion, racism, economic injustice? Voices from across the world brought stories—and solutions—via online events hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in conjunction with the Commission on the Status of Women, the UNs largest annual gathering on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Site Semanas por el Agua 2024: La Tierra que gime necesita la resurrección del “agua de la vida”

La última reflexión de la serie, Siete Semanas para el Agua 2024, de la Red Ecuménica del Agua del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), está escrita conjuntamente por la Revda. Audra Hudson Stone y Jacob Stone. Sostienen que las catástrofes naturales ya no son naturales, sino provocadas por el ser humano. Estas catástrofes son el gemido de la Tierra, que llama nuestra atención para que enmendemos nuestros actos. Los Stones tienen la esperanza de que, al igual que Jesús se liberó de las cadenas de la muerte, la Madre Tierra también se liberará de su desesperación, sufrimiento y muerte a través del “agua de la vida”: Jesucristo. Para ello, ¡tenemos que favorecer y practicar la “resurrección” de la Tierra!

Seven Weeks for Water 2024, final refection: "Groaning earth needs resurrection through 'water of life'"

The last reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2024 series of the WCC Ecumenical Water Network is jointly written by Rev. Audra Hudson Stone and Jacob Stone. They argue that natural disasters are not natural anymore; rather, they are human-induced. These disasters are the groaning of the earth, which is drawing our attention to mend our ways. The Stones are hopeful that, as Jesus rose from the shackles of death, the mother earth, too, will rise from its despair, suffering, and death through the water of life”—Jesus Christ. To that end, we need to facilitate and practice resurrection” of the earth!

Trois commissions du COE clôturent une réunion historique sur une note d’espérance dans les travaux à l’avenir

Le 8 mars, à Genève, lors de la clôture de la réunion de trois commissions du Conseil œcuménique des Églises — la Commission des Églises pour les affaires internationales, la Commission pour la santé et la guérison et la Commission sur la justice climatique et le développement durable — un sentiment de détermination collaborative émanait des participant-e-s pour relever les défis du monde avec espérance et actions concrètes.

«Soyons celles et ceux qui font montre d’une réelle volonté», déclare le président de la commission pour le climat du COE

Le président de la Commission pour la justice climatique et le développement durable du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE), l’archevêque Julio Murray Thompson, livre ses réflexions lors d’une entrevue vidéo donnée au COE sur les défis que doit relever la commission, les partenariats qu’elle compte nouer et la manière dont elle prévoit d’impliquer les jeunes.

Advocacy and prophetic witness for metanoia

The Kanak concept of “Do Kamo: the authentic human in a permanent becoming”, emphasizes that true human nature is not a fixed state—not something one is born with, but rather an ongoing process of maturation. This is a metaphor for personal growth and transformation, as individuals let go of their past selves and embrace their true identities. This transformation symbolizes shedding our primitive natures and embracing the qualities and potentials of a Do Kamo.

Site semanas por el agua 2024, semana 5: "Discernir los signos de los tiempos en medio de lluvias y tormentas"

La quinta reflexión de la serie Siete Semanas para el Agua 2024, de la Red Ecuménica del Agua del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), está escrita por la Rvda. Jane Stranz. En esta reflexión, se detiene en el texto en el que Jesús calma una tormenta, mientras sus discípulos estaban aterrorizados. Nos insta a que pasemos de ampararnos en un Dios con poderes mágicos a tener fe en un Dios que nos llama a participar activamente en el milagro de vencer el miedo. Jesús nos llama a participar en la interpretación de los signos de los tiempos y a emprender juntos una acción responsable por el Reino. Un claro toque de atención en nuestra defensa de la justicia hídrica y la justicia climática.

Seven Weeks for Water 2024, week 5: "Amid rain and storms, discerning the signs of the times"

The fifth reflection of the Seven Weeks for Water 2024 series of the WCC Ecumenical Water Network is written by  Rev. Jane Stranz. In this reflection, she dwells on the text where Jesus calms a storm, while his disciples were panicked.  She calls for a conversion from relying on a God with magical powers to having faith in a God who calls us to take an active part in the miracle of overcoming fear. Jesus calls us to share in interpreting the signs of the times and take responsible action together for the kingdom.  A clarion call indeed in our advocacy for water justice and climate justice.