Category - Environment

  • October 23, 2013

    The “Green Village” project has won the architectural competition for the development of the Geneva site of the Ecumenical Centre and offices of the World Council of Churches.

  • September 29, 2013

    As part of its work for the protection of climate refugees, the World Council of Churches is joining the 'Postcards from the Frontlines' campaign.

  • August 28, 2013

    Critics say the government's badger cull will prove bad for farmers, taxpayers and wildlife, as well as flying in the face of scientific evidence.

  • August 27, 2013

    Back on Sunday 14 October 2012, The Observer newspaper published a letter from some of the world's leading animal scientists, explaining why they believe that the badger cull started by the UK government this week risks becoming a costly distraction from nationwide TB control.

  • August 23, 2013

    A book launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last month reinforced debate on the theme of eco-theology in Latin America.

  • August 18, 2013

    Sacred Earth offers a singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and humanity - one that is under pressure or even threat in many parts of the globe at the moment. Welcoming the artistic production, Simon Barrow looks at the philosophy, art and indeed theology that may underpin a respect for the world and the relations embodied in it.

  • August 3, 2013

    Citizens concerned about the risks of deep sea mining targeted the Deep Sea Mining Industry Summit last week, picketing the Cumberland Hotel in London.

  • July 3, 2013

    The WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit shared reflections on diakonia at the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly, which is being held in Berlin 1 to 8 July.

  • June 25, 2013

    What are the Big Ideas that will change the world? Friends of the Earth is inviting answers as part of its new project which launched online on 24 June.

  • June 9, 2013

    The grim facts of environmental degradation are causing worldwide economic loss and that means greater poverty and health problems, says Fr Shay Cullen, focusing on the ecological and financial cost of coal, and upon the impact on East Asia. Time and again short term benefits are mostly for the rich while the environmental damage hurts the poor, he says, citing a report commissioned by the G8 and the United Nation's Environmental Programme.