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Churches must intensify action on the climate emergency

A message from the conference “Churches contribution to a sustainable society”, Oslo, May 25-28 2019. The conference, organised jointly by the Church of Norway and European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN), gathered representatives from Churches and ecumenical organisations from eleven countries across Europe. The challenges we face are overwhelming. Climate change, accelerating decline of biodiversity, pollution of water sources and....

Churches for Future - Solidarity with "Fridays for Future"

23 May 2019
Aktion „Churches for Future“ unterstützt Klimaproteste „Churches for Future“ ist eine Initiative von Mitträgern des Ökumenischen Netzwerks „Klimagerechtigkeit“, der sich bereits mehr als 16 Landeskirchen,...

United Nations initiative highlights faith’s key role in environmental protection

17 May 2019
As centres of change and strong stakeholders in achieving sustainable development, places of worship must set the example in adopting green infrastructure and energy, a...

“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation

16 May 2019
Over 30 seasoned theological educators, emerging theologians and researchers, church ministers and practitioners engaged in grassroots adult education gathered at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, near...

Report on the 3rd climate pilgrimage 2018 to Katowice

10 May 2019
The idea of climate pilgrimages was developed in the framework of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace launched by the World Council of Churches at...

Green Reformation: seeds of hope for an ecological theology

10 May 2019
An international consultation on "Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement,” organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) department...

Juncker insists 2030 climate target is EU’s top priority, not 2050 plan

10 May 2019
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday (9 May) that the EU should “concentrate on immediate and urgent” climate policies for 2030 rather than a...

Anglican Consultative Council passes environmental resolution

10 May 2019
The 17th Anglican Consultative Council, convened last week in Hong Kong, passed an environmental resolution recognizing that there is a global climate emergency and requesting...

Kirk must be at the forefront of leading changes to tackle climate change

2 May 2019
The Church of Scotland must be at the forefront of leading changes to tackle climate change. Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Church and...

WCC climate justice project selected as finalist for Keeling Curve Prize

2 May 2019
The World Council of Churches (WCC) intergenerational climate justice project has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Keeling Curve Prize, a recognition for initiatives...