In the city of Calvin where Reformed and Protestant roots run deep, migrant churches are bringing a new dimension to the theological and church situation. Recently, more than twenty churches, most from migrant backgrounds, came together to raise concerns of migrant communities support their efforts for integration and reflect on the evolving ecclesial landscape in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights is an informal group of faith-based NGOs that gathered in September 2011 to reaffirm the responsibility of each faith and spiritual tradition to care for the environment and to play a role in addressing climate change and its impact on the human rights of the world’s population. This is its call for action.
Two aid and development groups, both Geneva-based, with similar names and backers, have announced they are to unite and will formally launch in March 2010 as the ACT Alliance, which will have access to billions of dollars.
The world is losing the war against AIDS, says Sister Sheila Flynn, an English-born Irish nun who works with HIV-affected women in South Africa, as she urged churches to mobilise a collective effort to tackle the pandemic.
The World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Institute in the Swiss countryside has been the setting of a major month-long global dialogue on the state of religion in the world - an invitation to honesty, deeper understanding and the renewal of conversation.
Geneva's International Museum of the Reformation has been awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2007. The president of the council's parliamentary assembly prsented the award earlier this week.