Friday, December 18, 2009

World Council of Churches - News Release
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"The present day reality shows that our sincere efforts have not been enough to bring in the age of social justice and peace," according to a statement delivered to the plenary of high-level segment of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark on Friday, 18 December on behalf of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and its ecumenical partners.

"As people of faith we beg and urge you to journey together on the basis of unilateral ambitious, convincing and trust building moves in order to speed up the global process toward a visible and verifiable improvement of life on earth in every continent, in every country, in every place," said Christian Friis Bach, international director of DanChurchAid, presenting the WCC statement to the plenary.

"The result we expect must be imbedded in justice, equity, solidarity, ethics and love: love for you yourselves, for your families, for your neighbour, for your offspring and for our life-sustaining planet," the statement continues. "It will be a sign of hope for the future, and it will bring peace on earth to people of good will, today and for the years to come."

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