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Lack of Water Justice Endangers Peace and Good Life: The World Council of Churches Climate Change Meeting

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.11.2017 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Rev. Ilkka Sipilainen Albin Hillert, Communication Officer at the World Council of Churches We two theologians, Rev. Dr. Grac...

Book Review: Many Yet One? Multiple Religious Belonging

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 02.02.2017 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

As someone born into an interfaith family, I am attracted to synergy, hybridity, complexity, and convergence.

Paris Attacks, COP21 and the WCC: Embracing the Other

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.26.2016 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the fear-filled atmosphere that has broken hearts and led spirits to despair, many people are nervous about attending COP21 and afraid of the future. Some politicians try to use this attack to close their countries' doors to refugees.

President Trump and Sec. Palin Vs People of Faith on Care of Creation

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.11.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Palin has long argued that the world's resources are a gift from God to be plundered. Climate change? Palin doesn't believe that humans could impact the climate. People of faith have a special responsibility here because we are charged by God to be stewards of creation and thus far we have failed to live out our responsibilities.

Climate Justice: Lausanne Creation Care Conference

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 08.07.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As Christians and as world citizens, it is urgent that we come together to care for the earth that God entrusts to us. It doesn't take one church or one organization, it takes all of us to save the planet.

View From Latin America: Pope Francis Winning Over People in the Streets and in the Pews

David Briggs | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Scholars, religious leaders and journalists already see signs Pope Francis is making a difference.

Global Divestment Comes of Age

Dave Pruett | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Dave Pruett

Because of the likelihood that a large fraction of today's known fossil-fuel reserves will become "stranded," fossil fuels no longer represent safe investments. Thus, continued reliance on fossil fuels is neither safe environmentally nor safe economically.

Care for the Whole Creation: The World Council of Churches at COP20 in Lima

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We need to reflect on our own lifestyle and the way we live, understand the impact our living has on the planet and on our brothers and sisters and consider how we need to change our ways.

Work for Climate Justice: United Nations 20th Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

For the sake of creation, for the sake of our sister and brothers, for the sake of the planet, and for own sake, is is important to work for justice and continue to fight to reverse climate change.

Investing in Our Children's Future: Divestment, Sustainability and Climate Justice

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Climate change affects all people but it especially endangers the lives of our sisters and brothers who live in poverty around the world. Because of this, climate justice is an economic, social, and political as well as environmental issue.

Mountaintop Experience and a Prophetic Call for Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As we come down from the mountaintop, let us join in action and reflection. Without a sustainable planet, we stand without food or energy, as if we stood beside a burnt down house in the desert.

Climate Justice: World Council of Church's Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

This is not only an environmental issue, but also an economic and social issue. Communities, churches and individuals need to become and involved in working towards climate justice. The time to act is now. Tomorrow is already too late.

Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

J. L. Morin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks.

For the Good of Our Shared Earth: The World Council of Churches and 'Religions for the Earth'

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

If everyone does their part, we can move towards cleaning up the earth and living sustainably. Each person, community and religious organizations must work toward saving the earth.

'Green News Report' - July 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Huge Christian organization divests from fossil fuels; Germany pledges $1...

Group Representing Half A Billion Christians Divests From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.29.2014 | Religion

The World Council of Churches, which represents over 500 million Christians in more than 110 countries, has decided to divest from fossil fuels, repor...

Come Into the Madang: World Council of Churches and Climate Justice

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We all need to call out to the God of life and ask God to lead us to justice and peace. We need to join together and work for social justice as the earth is crying out and pleading with us.

Advocacy and Action on Climate Change: World Council of Churches

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Failure to recognize the reality of climate change can be due to one's views on the Bible and faith. Others believe that it is not the role of the church to address climate change, feeling that it is not religion's job to engage political issues.

Environmental Injustice and Economic Issues: WCC's Working Group on Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is becoming ever more important to recognize the urgency of climate change within our religious outlook on life. We cannot continue to ignore the topic of climate change while all of God's creation is suffering.

World Council Of Churches And The Urgency Of Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We have often misunderstood Genesis 1:28, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground" to legitimize human domination of the earth and reinforce our own selfish agenda.

A Christmas Message Of Hope

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

We recommit ourselves to the Christian faith at Christmas time and then are called to live out that faith into the world.

Jaweed Kaleem

Coalition Of Christian Groups Issues Guidelines For Missionaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion

A coalition of major Christian denominations issued a set of guidelines Tuesday for missionary work with the aim of gaining converts without gaining e...

NFL's Latest Family Feud: Jim Brown vs. the Cleveland Browns

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

Famous running back Jim Brown could score one last touchdown by reminding everybody that equal opportunity does not exist in the current world economic order.

World Council Of Churches To Meet In Cleveland To Tackle Racism

Religion News Service | By Michael O'Malley / The Plain Dealer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michael O'Malley / The Plain Dealer Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS) Members of the World Council of Churches, representing more than 560 mi...

Cancel Haiti's Debt

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There is a quickly growing movement to forgive Haiti's $1 billion in outstanding debt and to insure that aid to earthquake victims takes the form of grants, not more loans.