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Let justice roll down like waters…
Justice and peace have been high on the agenda of the churches for a very long time. In their pursuit of peace, churches are inspired by Jesus Christ, the ...
On the inaugural address of one of the greatest world leaders in human history
“See I set before you today two ways in which you can walk, the way of life or the way of death, the way of blessing or the way of curse.” During the last few ...
Connected, yet disconnected: Famine in the midst of plenty
Never has humanity lived in a more connected, yet disconnected time! Connected by the endless notifications on our smartphones – alerting us to all the latest ...
When farmers go hungry
During the night of 3-4 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew tore through the southwest region of Haiti. Powerful winds and torrential rains washed away fields, ...
A church that cares for its youth in the midst of HIV and AIDS
The old chapel of the United Evangelical Church "Anglican Community in Angola" in the neighborhood of Golf 1 in Luanda turned out to be quite small for the ...
The water we “eat”
The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has been observing World Water Day since its inception. It is an important occasion ...
Who feeds the cities?
With mega cities "mushrooming" all over the world, one must wonder how they can be supplied with enough, and healthy, food. Ideas range from an increased rural ...
Intercultural community garden “Rainbow Land”
In Landskron, where I am a pastor of the Lutheran Church in Austria, we have a dynamic, growing and socially engaged congregation. Our town hosts hundreds of ...
The World Council of Churches works for environmental justice
Christians have a long tradition of dominating other peoples and other faith traditions and even some variant Christian groups. From the early church times, ...
A “pilgrimage” to Colombia
“Prayer is our only answer.” Salvador and Samuel are crystal clear about it. Their faith is their defense against the violent threats they are suffering from ...
Dignified and sustainable work for the common good
The environmental crisis and climate change are part of a more general economic, socio-political and spiritual crisis. The topic of work plays a central role ...
Of unbalanced diets and lopsided systems
One in eleven adults is diabetic. I happen to be one of those 422 million adults. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of those affected by ...
Global water community introduced to Season of Creation
For the past 26 years, the global water community is gathering in Stockholm for a week in August or September, at the World Water Week, organized by the ...
Prophetic voices and the AIDS epidemic
Now, perhaps more than at any time in the history of the AIDS epidemic, the world needs strong prophetic voices from Christians as well as from people of other ...
A Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Korea: Exodus from division and nuclear threats
The summer in Korea is a lush and attractive season for vacationers. Yet it is far more than that. It is a period haunted by heavy historical memories. June 25 ...
The Resistance of Biblical women and the leadership of Mrs. Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela
When I was a young adult I visited the home of Mrs. Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela. I was blessed to meet her and a few of her family members. I also heard ...
Tax justice in a time of COVID-19 crisis
When the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, was recently admitted to hospital with COVID-19, spending a few days in intensive care, a number of British ...
Porto Alegre +10: pilgrim’s memories from the 9th Assembly of the WCC
I was standing in the control booth at the back of the auditorium when the moderator of the WCC Central Committee declared the 9th Assembly open, in Porto ...
Vatican conference and ecumenical echoes on nuclear arms and human development
A ground-breaking pontifical critique of nuclear weapons affirms the new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. By linking possession and use, Pope Francis is offering ...
What could the World Council of Churches do regarding global migration?
It's true: migration is a common phenomenon in human history. People have always been moving from one place to the other either forced by circumstances or by ...