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European church projects bring forward solutions to current environmental challenges

To share information about European churches’ work on care for creation, and to promote their environmental projects through networking, representatives of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) visited Belarus from 30 September to 2 October 2019. The group included ECEN Secretary Rev. Dr Peter Pavlovic and ECEN moderator Per Ivar Våje from the Church of Norway. “We have been impressed by interest and quality of some church projects....

Hungary will not prevent the EU 2050 Climate Goal

10 September 2019
Hungarian protestant environmental groups have successfully promoted to reach EU carbon neutrality by 2050. After an unfortunate veto of Hungary, Czech republic, Poland and Estonia...

“Season of Creation” means focusing on our interconnectedness

9 September 2019
As the world readies to observe the “Season of Creation” from 1 September to 4 October, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr...

Message oF His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Payer for the Care of Creation 1 September 2019

2 September 2019
“And God saw that it was good” (Gen 1:25). God’s gaze, at the beginning of the Bible, rests lovingly on his creation. From habitable land...

Solidarity of Churches and organizations with “Fridays for Future”

1 September 2019
In 2018 the Ecumenical Network for Climate Justice was founded, in which 21 Catholic dioceses, Protestant Regional Churches, church organisations and initiatives, as well as...

Statement on the Global Wildfires His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

30 August 2019
In recent weeks, our planet has witnessed extreme heatwaves and expansive wildfires throughout the world—from the rain forests of the Amazon and desert regions of...

Brazil, Our Common Home Aflame

30 August 2019
“The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons and daughters […] but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like...

Church leaders: Amazon’s fire must be addressed as an international crisis

28 August 2019
Fires in the Amazon region must be addressed as a national and international crisis, states general secretary of the World Council of Churches Rev. Dr...

Ökumenischer Tag der Schöpfung: 6. September 2019

6 August 2019
Das Motto des diesjährigen Schöpfungstages lautet "Salz der Erde". Es will dafür sensibilisieren, dass der Mensch, der nicht ohne Salz leben kann, auch nicht losgelöst...