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MESSAGE by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the UNFCCC COP-23 Session

Bonn, Germany November 6-17, 2017 The 23rd session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change provides occasion to recall with introspection and reflect with integrity on the state of our world, but also on where we have come and where we are headed as a global community, especially in light of the urgent call of the Paris Agreement. Last November, our message to COP-22 was that we “hold nations accountable to resolutions r....

Prepare for the World Water Day 2017

21 March 2017
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living...

Creation is not for sale, Final Statement

20 March 2017
Final Statement of the Seminar organized by the Commission on Globalization and Environment, on the occasion of the celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the...

A prayer at a lake

20 March 2017
I watch you, black-throated diver, hearing your voice at the darkening lake the message from millions of years ago. You were here long before me,...

Weisheit in Gottes Schöpfung

20 March 2017
Der Herr schuf mich, seines Waltens Erstling, als Anfang seiner Werke, vorlängst. Von Ewigkeit her bin ich gebildet, von Anbeginn, vor dem Ursprung der Welt...

10th Assembly: Energy and Climate Change - the Churches' Role and Voice'

20 March 2017
Letter to Church leaders and the Churches of Europe The Churches and faith communities of Europe have a role and a voice in responding to...

Creation is not for sale, seminar report

20 March 2017
‘Liberated by God’s Grace’ is the theme of the celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. If salvation is not for sale, then neither...