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Joining Blue Communities, WCC turns from bottles to taps

Joining Blue Communities, WCC turns from bottles to taps

WCC is casting out its bottled water and has joined the Blue Communities Project. Maude Barlow, co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, on 25 October awarded the WCC a “blue community certificate” and launched tap-based public water fountains at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

WCC photo among Green Cross International exhibits at UN in Geneva

WCC photo among Green Cross International exhibits at UN in Geneva

Green Cross International has launched a new edition of The Future We Want photo exhibition for 2016 at the United Nations in Geneva. It features a number of its new partner organizations from around the world, including the WCC.

New guide on climate justice and water released

New guide on climate justice and water released

“Water, food and climate justice are key to a sustainable future.” This was one of the key messages from the WCC Ecumenical Water Network at the recent general assembly of the Council of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches of Latin America, in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in mid-August. As part of its work on climate change and access to safe drinking water, AIPRAL released a new pedagogical tool at the assembly: the book “We are on Time”.

Faith to play key role in achieving SDGs, says panel at World Water Week

Faith to play key role in achieving SDGs, says panel at World Water Week

How can religion and faith communities contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Setting out to address this very question, a panel of faith representatives gathered at World Water Week in Stockholm on 29 August, introduced by keynote speaker Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace at the Vatican. The panel was also welcomed by Rt. Rev. Thomas Söderberg, Church of Sweden.

World Social Forum sows seed of hope in global north

World Social Forum sows seed of hope in global north

A delegation from the WCC attended the 12th World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada, which concluded on 14 August. More than 30,000 participants from around the world gathered to discuss global issues based on their local experiences, network with others working on similar problems, and create new joint initiatives advancing a progressive path forward.

Water in a sustainable future

Water in a sustainable future

More than 80 people from 23 European countries travelled to Helsinki for the 11th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network.

Winners of WCC photo contest announced

Winners of WCC photo contest announced

Between 7-27 March, more than 100 images with the hash tag #7Weeks4Water were posted by Instagram users who joined the World Council of Churches (WCC) contest. Most of them told stories about water justice, illustrating the Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water,” promoted by the WCC Ecumenical Water Network annually since 2008.

هند خوري: يناضل الفلسطينيون من أجل تحقيق عدالة المياه  لأن الإسرائيليين يهيمنون على موارد المياه

هند خوري: يناضل الفلسطينيون من أجل تحقيق عدالة المياه لأن الإسرائيليين يهيمنون على موارد المياه

من وجهة نظر السيدة هند خوري أن مسألة تحقيق عدالة المياه هى مسألة بسيطة للغاية.

Palestinians fight for water justice as Israelis dominate resources, says Khoury

Palestinians fight for water justice as Israelis dominate resources, says Khoury

For Hind Khoury the issue of water justice is quite simple. She believes there is no water justice in Palestine because access to clean water for drinking and sanitation exists in Israel but not in the Palestinian territories it occupies.

Conference calls for ecological reformation of Christianity

“An ecological reformation of Christianity is a matter of repentance, conversion and renewal for all Christian traditions,” reads the “Volos Call,” a statement issued after a meeting of church representatives from different traditions and all continents, held in Greece, between 10-13 March.

يتحدث المطران يونان قائلا : إن حل أزمة المياه في فلسطين قائم على تحقيق العدالة في المنطقة

يتحدث المطران يونان قائلا : إن حل أزمة المياه في فلسطين قائم على تحقيق العدالة في المنطقة

عندما يتحدث المطران الفلسطيني منيب يونان عن أزمة المياه فأنه يربط حل الأزمة بتحقيق العدالة في كل من فلسطين وإسرائيل.

Thirst in Palestine linked to justice, says Bishop Younan

Thirst in Palestine linked to justice, says Bishop Younan

When Palestinian Bishop Munib Younan talks about the thirst, he links it with a quest for justice in both Palestine and Israel.

 وفرة المياه في البرازيل لا تعني ان هناك سهولة للجميع في الحصول على المياه النظيفة

وفرة المياه في البرازيل لا تعني ان هناك سهولة للجميع في الحصول على المياه النظيفة

على الصعيد العالمي تأتي البرازيل في المرتبات الأولي بين بلدان العالم ذات المياه الغزيرة.

Brazil’s plentiful water does not mean there is easy access to clean water for all

Brazil’s plentiful water does not mean there is easy access to clean water for all

On the world scale of countries with plentiful water, Brazil comes out in the top league. It has 12 percent of the world’s fresh water supplies. Yet Magali do Nascimento Cunha does not see her country scoring so well when it comes to water and sanitation distribution.

تحيط المياه جزرتونغا من كل الجوانب  ولكنه ليس أمرا مفروغا منه!

تحيط المياه جزرتونغا من كل الجوانب ولكنه ليس أمرا مفروغا منه!

نرى الكثير من موارد المياه في تونغا ، ولكن لا يوجد بالضرورة الكثير من الناس الذين يستهلكونها.

Tonga, surrounded by water, yet can’t take it for granted

Tonga, surrounded by water, yet can’t take it for granted

In Tonga there is lot of water to see, but not necessarily a lot for people to use. Mele’ana Puloka, a member of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, is World Council of Churches president for the Pacific, living on the islands that have a population of about 106,000.

Water is a gift, and a right for all, says WCC moderator

Water is a gift, and a right for all, says WCC moderator

Water is often presented as life. But it is also a gift and a right which must be available to all, says Agnes Abuom.

تآكل شبكات المياه في فلينت يطلق شرارة الجدل حول عدم الإنصاف في توزيع الموارد في الولايات المتحدة

تآكل شبكات المياه في فلينت يطلق شرارة الجدل حول عدم الإنصاف في توزيع الموارد في الولايات المتحدة

الولايات المتحدة تمتلك أكبر اقتصاد على كوكب الأرض. لكن ما يثير قلق القسيسة الدكتورة سوزان هنري-كرو هو أن هذا اللقب لبلدها لا يعني دائما أن الموارد متوفرة للمواطنين بطريقة عادلة.

WCC holds photo contest

WCC holds photo contest

Do you have a photo that tells a story about water justice? As part of the Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water”, the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) is promoting a photo contest on Instagram encouraging people to share images of water in their daily lives.

Water justice campaign highlights range of issues, focuses on Palestine this year, says EWN coordinator

Water justice campaign highlights range of issues, focuses on Palestine this year, says EWN coordinator

The WCC’s Seven Weeks for Water Lenten campaign through its ecumenical initiative — Ecumenical Water Network — has gained much attention recently, but the campaign is not new.