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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.

Des banques plus responsables pour le climat: les organisations d’inspiration religieuse encouragées à prêcher par l’exemple

Le 3 juillet, lors d’un événement en ligne intitulé «Sauvez la vie des enfants: des services bancaires plus responsables pour le climat», il a été expliqué qu’investir dans de nouveaux projets d’expansion des combustibles fossiles menace le bien-être des enfants, des jeunes et des générations à venir. L’objectif était également d’encourager à agir pour demander des comptes à celles et ceux qui investissent dans les combustibles fossiles.

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.

Interfaith Forum addresses human rights impact of climate-related losses and damages at UN event

The World Council of Churches (WCC), as part of the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment, and Human Rights, co-hosted a side event at the 56th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, titled "A Human Rights and Ethical Perspective on Noneconomic Loss and Damage in the Context of Climate Change," emphasized how non-economic losses—such as the loss of life, health, cultural heritage, and flora and fauna—pose serious threats to the enjoyment of human rights and social wellbeing, and demand remedial action.

Neuer Bericht und Nebenveranstaltung unterstreichen Akteure, die aus dem Glauben heraus handeln, und ihre Rolle im Raum für gesellschaftliches Engagement

Am 18. Juni ist im Rahmen einer Nebenveranstaltung während der 56. Sitzung des Menschenrechtsrats in Genf ein neuer englischsprachiger Bericht mit dem Titel „We have values that are needed: Faith Actors and their role in Civic Space“ (Wir haben Werte, die gebraucht werden: Akteure, die aus dem Glauben heraus handeln, und ihre Rolle im Raum für gesellschaftliches Engagement) von Dr. Elisabet Le Roux, gemeinsam herausgegeben von DanChurchAid, ACT Alliance und dem Ökumenischen Rat der Kirchen (ÖRK), öffentlich vorgestellt worden.

Un nuevo informe y un evento paralelo destacan la importancia de los actores religiosos y su papel en el espacio cívico

Un nuevo informe, titulado “We have values that are needed: Faith Actors and their role in Civic Space” (Tenemos valores que son necesarios: los actores religiosos y su papel en el espacio cívico), a cargo de la Dra. Elisabet Le Roux y auspiciado por DanChurchAid, ACT Alianza y el Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI), fue presentado el 18 de junio en un evento paralelo celebrado en el marco del 56o período de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos en Ginebra.

Les acteurs religieux et leur rôle dans l’espace civique mis en lumière dans un rapport et lors d’un événement parallèle

Un nouveau rapport intitulé «Nos valeurs sont nécessaires: les acteurs religieux et leur rôle dans l’espace civique» (We have values that are needed: Faith Actors and their role in Civic Spaced’Elisabet Le Roux présenté par DanChurchAid, l’Alliance ACT et le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) a été publié le 18 juin à l’occasion d’un événement parallèle lors de la 56e session du Conseil des droits de l’homme à Genève.

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.

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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.