Member Church News: Ecology, Elections, Ecumenism

Online global ecumenical prayer marks the start of Season of Creation 2023: Faith leaders from across the globe will lead a time of prayer and reflection, emphasizing the call to embrace climate and ecological justice and to advocate for vulnerable communities disproportionately affected by climate injustices and biodiversity loss.

In an interview, Kupakwashe Mtata, director of the United Theological College in Harare, Zimbabwe, gives an assessment of the situation in Zimbabwe during the presidential election season.

Oppenheimer sets all eyes on Ghost Ranch: Presbyterian conference and retreat center’s spectacular setting is primary location for the acclaimed film.

In an article for Reformed Worship, Carol Bechtel explores the ecological witness of the Psalms.

World Council of Churches programme director for Public Witness and Diakonia Kenneth Mtata delved into the heart of “Theology of Work” in a keynote address during the opening of the New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) Consultation on Labour, hosted 21-23 August by the National Council of Churches in Malaysia.

The Taiwan Ecumenical Forum organized a webinar themed “Light after Darkness – Becoming a Community of Solidarity and Resilience” to the challenges faced by Taiwan with the spread of misinformation. The webinar drew participation from over 60 ecumenical leaders from various countries, featuring prominent speakers such as former Minister of the Ministry of National Defense Taiwan, Michael Tsai, who spoke about the need for a regional alliance.

World urgently needs transformative ecumenism, keynote speaker notes as consultation opens in Nairobi: Convened by the Council for World Mission in partnership with the All Africa Conference of Churches , the consultation brought together 60 participants from different faith-based organizations, theological institutions, churches, and civil society organizations from 26 countries.

Happy 75th anniversary to the World Council of Churches!

The Middle East Council of Churches calls for an end to the blockade of Artsakh.

Image: Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

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