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The document on ecumenical diakonia is meant to clarify the understanding of diakonia and provide a common platform for acting and reflecting together. – The Vesper Church in Stuttgart has been a venue for local diaconal action. Photo: Gottfried Stoppel
24 May
New ecumenical study aims to strengthen diakonia
Diakonia, Diakonia Network, internally displaced people, Refugees, WCC, ACT Alliance
24 May
A new document on Ecumenical Diakonia, fruit of the collaboration by ACT, LWF, and WCC, aims to clarify the understanding of diakonia and provide a common platform for acting and reflecting together.
Berta Caceres stands at the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region. Photo: Tim Russo/Goldman Environmental Prize
30 Nov
Ecumenical groups join in UN forum on business and human rights in Geneva
Human Rights, Advocacy, WCC, ACT Alliance, land rights, Diakonia
30 Nov
LWF, WCC and ACT Alliance arrange side-event on meaningful dialogue with communities
Photo: WCC/Sean Hawkey
13 Nov
Global church leaders urge COP23 to take action
COP23, Climate Justice, WCC, ACT Alliance
13 Nov
The needs of the most vulnerable countries must be prioritized
Rev. Dr Philip Potter and his wife, Bishop-emeritus Bärbel Wartenberg-Potter, in 2006. Photo: Igor Sperotto/WCC
16 Apr
A Life-Long Commitment to Ecumenism
WCC, Obituary
16 Apr
LWF Lauds Rev. Dr Philip Potter (1921-2015)
Panelists at the LWF-WCC side event at the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, in New York, 12 March. Photo: Mikka MacKraken/ELCA
13 Mar
Gains and Challenges for Churches, 20 Years after Beijing
women's advocacy, United Nations, Women, WCC, Gender Justice
13 Mar
LWF Jointly Hosts Side Event at UN Commission on Status of Women
Side-event on Ebola Crisis during the 27th UNHR Council meeting. Photo: LWF/M. Spangler
25 Sep
Faith Groups Essential in Fighting Ebola
Ebola, United Nations, ACT Alliance, WCC, Humanitarian Response
25 Sep
Panel on Socio-economic and Human Rights Implications
Church of Norway pastor Rev. Tore Johnsen (right), at the Lutheran confessional meeting during the WCC Central Committee. Photo/WCC Marcelo Schneider
11 Jul
“Don’t let our gifts be outside the pilgrimage”
WCC
11 Jul
Lutherans Voices at WCC Central Committee Meeting
Polling place in Yverdon, Switzerland, 22 November 2010 Photo: Olivier Anh, under Creative Commons license (non-commercial, share alike)
20 Feb
Deep Concern over Impact of Swiss Vote on Massive Immigration
Staff, Communion Office, WCC, ACT Alliance
20 Feb
LWF and Geneva-Based Ecumenical Organizations Seek Meeting with Authorities
“If it is God’s world, we cannot close our eyes to the injustice that is taking place in it.” Bishop emeritus Dr Zephania Kameeta of ELCRN speaks out on economic justice. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
22 Jan
Churches Are Advocating for an Economy of Life
Economic justice, LWF Council, WCC
22 Jan
Bishop emeritus Dr Zephania Kameeta Speaks Out on Being the “Yeast to Make the Bread Rise”
Interfaith press conference at COP19. Photo: LWF/Sean Hawkey
22 Nov
“People of Faith Stand Together”
COP19, Climate Change, Interfaith, WCC, Justice, Fast for the Climate, Climate Justice
22 Nov
Interfaith Fasting Initiative for the Climate Continues