Joining in Prayer during COP28
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Joining in Prayer during COP28 The ecumenical community of churches in Hungary invites Christian communities to join together in prayer as one body during COP28. The purpose of prayer is to bring the cry of the Earth and the poor to the ears of decision-makers and to make bold, committed decisions to alleviate the inequalities and pain of our world. The ecumenical community is organising a joint ecumenical online prayer event for the evening of 30 November 2023. Representatives of different denominations will pray together for our common home. editor Thu, 23.11.2023 - 18:50 ..read more
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Statement on COP28's Responsibility for Climate Justice
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Statement on COP28's Responsibility for Climate Justice The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee, meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, from 8-14 November, released a statement on COP28’s responsibility for climate justice.  Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.  (Amos 5:24) As 2023 draws towards its close, climate scientists are projecting that this year will break all previous records of global warming, and will prove to have been the hottest year in the past 125,000 years. The climate crisis, driven by greenhouse gas emissions from ..read more
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COP28 Faiths for Biodiversity Briefing
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COP28 Faiths for Biodiversity Briefing A briefing organized by the Faiths for Biodiversity coalition about how we will be engaging with COP28 in  Dubai. During this briefing, we will cover: 1. Biodiversity policy priorities for COP28 2. How to track and stay informed of negotiations during the COP 3. Events and sessions during COP, including a daily online live-stream The 40-minute briefing will take place on Tuesday, 28th November, at 10 am ET. Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5288392946?pwd=NEJpbUl3UHZhdWNnOWtNeEh5aXlYdz09&omn=82959344912     editor T ..read more
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Climate change, pollution, biodiversity, peace: on the side of sustainability The message of the new generations towards COP28 30 November - 12 December 2023, Expo City Dubai
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Climate change, pollution, biodiversity, peace: on the side of sustainability The message of the new generations towards COP28 30 November - 12 December 2023, Expo City Dubai Webinar 16 October 2023 at 18.30 Since its inception, the annual UN Consultation on Climate Change (it was in 1995 the first Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, the first international environmental treaty to deal with global warming) has been followed by non-governmental organisations including the Ecumenical Council of Churches, which has also involved other faiths in the process. Among the effects of the mobilisa ..read more
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Season of Creation 2023 - Closing Service
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Season of Creation 2023 - Closing Service On Wednesday, October 4, as we celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and remember the first anniversary of the release of the film The Letter, we will close the Season of Creation with an online ecumenical prayer service. Join us through our YouTube channel Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_29c-dY95RwSG3qqHrFkpXw#/registration editor Wed, 27.09.2023 - 09:39 ..read more
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Which eco-management schemes for churches exist in Europe?
European Christian Environmental Network
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Which eco-management schemes for churches exist in Europe? Nordic countries ·         Denmark: Grøn Kirke – Website – Checklist (in English !) + other programs exist for cemeteries, organizations, schools ·         Norway: Gronn Kirke – Website – Checklist ·         Sweden: Kyrkansmiljödiplomering - Website – Church diploma ·         Finland: Webs ..read more
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A Sacred Season of Creation: Beginning with a Prayer Service
European Christian Environmental Network
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A Sacred Season of Creation: Beginning with a Prayer Service In a deeply moving and spiritually enriching gathering, over 800 people from different walks of life came together in a profound ecumenical prayer service to initiate the Season of Creation 2023. This ecumenical event, adapted from the ecumenical prayer service found in the 2023 SOC Celebration Guide, focused on the importance of reflection, understanding, and healing through prayer and connection with the Earth through the voices of the following faith leaders: Rev Dr Jerry Pillay, General Secretary o ..read more
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At European Christian Environmental Network Assembly, Rev. Dr Kenneth Mtata reflects on climate justice
European Christian Environmental Network
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At European Christian Environmental Network Assembly, Rev. Dr Kenneth Mtata reflects on climate justice World Council of Churches (WCC) progamme director for Public Witness and Diakonia Rev. Dr Kenneth Mtata spoke at the European Christian Environmental Network Assembly, currently convening in Roskilde, Denmark. Mtata spoke on why we need to see the climate crisis as an issue of justice. “The most responsible countries are not acting on global agreements, not because they are not able but because they don't prioritize this,” he said. “Where there was political will, we saw huge investments in ..read more
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Season of Creation opens with prayers to “let peace and justice flow”
European Christian Environmental Network
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Season of Creation opens with prayers to “let peace and justice flow” The Season of Creation officially began with a global ecumenical prayer on 1 September. World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Jerry Pillay shared prayers and readings. “Your spirit hovered over the face of the primordial waters and was breathed into humankind after you made us equally in your image,” he read. “We have devalued the fine ecological net that you wove with so much love. We have uprooted your tree of life and sold it as logs.” Suzana Moreira, from Brazil and co-chair of the Season of Creation ..read more
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ECEN invites to WCC Eco-School for Europe and North American Region
European Christian Environmental Network
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ECEN invites to WCC Eco-School for Europe and North American Region The fifth edition of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School on Water, Food, and Climate Justice, will be held 11-18 November in Crete, Greece.  When: 11-18 November 2023 Where: Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece Download the brochure of the Eco-School 2023 Download the application guidelines Download the application form Deadline for application: 16 September 2023 Convening in-person in the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece, the event is open to young people under 30 years of age from the Europ ..read more
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