23 July 2020
A four-step webinar series promoted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) titled “Churches on the Road to an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice” will feature concrete examples of churches and faith communities engaged in efforts for transforming their local context.
The activities are inspired by the WCC’s “Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice,” a resource rooted to the congregational level of churches’ engagement in ecological and economic justice. Launched in 2019, the roadmap addresses the question of how churches can ‘walk the talk’ on economic and ecological justice in their everyday activities and operations.
Starting on 28 July, the webinar series will bring together diverse experts and practitioners as well as encourage interactive discussion in the following areas:
28 July: “Reconnecting in faith with Creation, land and water”
4 August: “Confessing for just and sustainable consumption”
11 August: “For life, not profit – Churches as alternative economic actors and spaces”
18 August: “Powered by faith – Churches promoting renewable energy and climate protection”
The webinar inputs and discussions are expected to lead to the development of user-friendly tool kits.
The webinar series is a joint undertaking between the WCC’s economic and ecological justice project, WCC’s Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance – Food for life and the Ecumenical Water Network.