Despite our rich diversities there are elements in our spiritual traditions which converge significantly; not least though our harvest-related festivals which have a strong element of gratitude and honouring of the Earth and an element of generosity towards others. Skills Member churches need to acquire specific skills in peace building, mediation and conflict transformation in order to practice and become effective messengers of peace. Organize experience-sharing activities among the member churches in Africa and within the LWF Communion. High-Level Expert Workshop Food Crops for Agriculture in Changing Climate: an Expert Communiqué 22 September 2014 15.00 -18.00 United Nations Headquarters New York City Room CR-D (tbc) Concept note THE ISSUE In the coming years, global food production faces unprecedented challenges. Other perspectives from indigenous groups and the Brahma Kumaris uphold that stewardship calls for respecting the dignity of the soil which is aligned with recognising the dignity of the soul. Many of our spiritual traditions underscore the interconnectedness of all life. 2 Communiqué We, the participants at the Workshop on Establishment of a Continental Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Africa held at the African Union New Compound Conference Complex, … Member churches in Africa take cognizance of their own situations to adapt, contextualize and learn without losing their identity. Communique from the Regional Workshop on Peace Building, Mediation and Conflict Transformation for Resilient Churches and Communities in Africa 10-16 November 2019 - Abuja, Nigeria. 1 Route des Morillons 2395. What are the ethical, moral and spiritual undergirding of just transitions? Dear members, do you have a mountain of cool ideas that Communique can transform into reality? We manage the process, meet your objectives, deliver engaging content, and create memorable experiences. Communique from the Regional Workshop on Peace Building, Mediation and Conflict Transformation for Resilient Churches and Communities in Africa 10-16 November 2019 - Abuja, Nigeria. … In a bid to promote regional livestock trade, USAID and AU-IBAR partnership continues . Peace Looking for peace without specifying the content and context leads nowhere. Here the issues of accountability and good governance are at the core. We have identified a series of workshops to help you develop the skills for your success and will help address common challenges. We were equally grateful to the Nigerian Government for facilitation in granting visas. Collaborative Disease … 3. Business communication skills and etiquette workshop. We work with companies across a wide spectrum, from SME’s to blue chip organisations and, quite simply, help them win more of the business that they want. Moving forward, we – as participants in the workshop – commit ourselves to: The Lutheran World Federation 150, Route de FerneyP.O. For religious communities to be agents of change we need to recognise the urgency of acting now, reminding ourselves that if we are not part of the solution we remain part of the problem! Our precarious context with its long-term debilitating effects on ecology and economy demands that attempts at just transitions strike a prudent and pragmatic balance between mitigation and adaptation-focussed initiatives. We recognise the urgent need to move away from a ‘growth-at-all-costs’ model to a ‘leave-no-one-behind’ model of economy, acknowledging that just transitions are an indispensable tool to usher in this shift. 07.07.2020 – Kampala (Uganda) – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment are convening a 2-day validation workshop in Uganda’s capital Kampala on Knowledge Management and Capacity Building on Ground Water. Jointly organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Council for World Mission (CWM), in collaboration with the National Council of Churches in Bangladesh as the local host, the workshop aimed to address the following questions: It was relevant that the workshop took place in the Bangladeshi context, given the country’s high vulnerability to the rapid effects of climate change, as well as resilient examples of struggles for, and strategies of, adaption and mitigation in different parts of the country. The ability of faith to inspire change at different levels cannot be discounted. WORKSHOP COMMUNIQUÉ AFRICAN UNION UNION AFRICAINE UNIÃO AFRICANA Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA, P. O. As part of our engagement in just transitions as faith communities we commit to: Ecumenical Centre Global Bioeconomy (IACGB) with this Communiqué define three overarching themes of global relevance for bioeconomy innovation and policy agendas. This recognises creation as a loving act of the creator to be treated with respect and gratitude. These visits and the opportunity to listen to and learn from representatives of labour unions, women’s groups, farmers’ organisations and climate-impacted communities helped our dialogue to have a strong element of diapraxis (joint action). For every communique after the first one, highlight the part of the communique where the author referenced something specific that was said in a previous communique. Use the knowledge acquired to teach and facilitate peace building, mediation and conflict transformation in our churches. A regional workshop on Peace Building, Mediation and Conflict Transformation for Resilient Churches and Communities was organized from 10 - 16 November 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria. Design Thinking Workshop : Google Students' Club teams up with Communique to train and inspire you to creatively solve common industrial problems. We are united in our affirmation that a move towards a sustainable future cannot be made at the expense of the poor and vulnerable. Framework on Overcoming Poverty and Economic Injustice in Africa). Pinterest. The LWF in collaboration with the Dialogue for Peaceful Change (DPC), a global network for conflict management, and the Ecumenical Church Leadership Forum in Zimbabwe (ECLF), sought to develop capacities of its human resources for managing different levels of tensions, disputes and conflicts and promote a culture of constructive problem solving, cooperative mediation, negotiation and dialogue, and conflict management in society. Developing approaches to mitigation, adaptation and resilience-building in solidarity with the impoverished and communities that are most vulnerable to the climate crisis; Preparing resources, both intra-faith and interfaith, that highlight the connections between our faiths, ecology and the economy, e.g. Support similar efforts by other actors towards ensuring achievement of the SDGs in particular 1, 5, and 16 through mission and diakonia work. In other words just transitions need to be shaped locally in interaction with local factors and contexts. Packed into modules, The Communiqué’s specialized technical and behavioural communication skills programs build needs-based human resource capacity by way of frameworks, competencies, and tools through training and workshops… We appreciated the hospitality we received from the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN), in making logistics possible for participants and workshop facilitators. Dependence and interdependence The impact of historical and cultural factors on the governance structures of the member churches in Africa tend to curtail the effectiveness of the churches’ initiatives in dealing with peace, mediation, conflict transformation and sustainability. income and energy sources, investments, buildings. Current Programmes and Projects. 01 Dec. Back to the Basics – Key Messages. Box 21001211 Geneva 2Switzerlandinfo@lutheranworld.org, group task by participants at Regional Workshop on Peace Building, Mediation and Conflict Transformation for Resilient Churches and Communities in Africa, © Copyright 2019 Lutheran World Federation. In such commonalities we rejoice while respecting our differences. 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