communities at WSF offer resources to overcome violence (22.01.04)
Economic globalization equals violence against women (22.01.04)
WSF delegates attend Week of Prayer for Christian Unity church service
in Mumbai (21.01.04)
an alternative world: affirming the dignity of children (21.01.04)
there be another world for slum dwellers?" young Christians ask (19.01.04)
sex trade a by-product of globalization (16.01.04)
the WCC will be present at Mumbai
Ecumenical Youth Pre Event -
Pre Event - 16 January
MarThoma Church, Santa Cruz, Mumbai)
of businesses flourish in Mumbai's huge Dharavi slum. Selling
earthern lamps is one of them. While these lamps bring light to
thousands of people Diwali, the festival of lights, those who make
the lamps remain in darkness.
ecumenical organizations, churches and related agencies have been
involved in the World Social Forum (WSF) since it began in Porto
Alegre, Brazil, in 2000.
the fourth WSF, the ecumenical community will again be organizing
a number of panels and seminars under one or another of the five
main themes of this year's forum.
the spirituality of life and human dignity will be
the WCC’s central theological message at the WSF. This theme
will underlie the five seminars that the
WCC will be running jointly with the World YWCA, the Lutheran World
Federation (LWF), Church World Service and other ecumenical organizations.
all its activities at the WSF, the WCC, LWF, Ecumenical Advocacy
Alliance (EAA) and other ecumenical organizations will endeavour
to follow an interfaith approach, given
India's multi-religious context.
local ecumenical platform led by the National
Council of Churches in India in coordination with other related
organizations will ensure that local concerns are taken into account.
It will also assist with logistical issues.
from the National Conference of Dalit Organizations (NACDOR) at the World
Social Forum light lamps, demanding dignity
on religious resources (S.no.16,
20 January, 09.00-12.00, Venue:B40)
of children seminar (S.no.15,
19 January, 13.00-16.00, Venue:B102)
debt and trade (S.no.14, 19 January,
for just, sustainable and caring trade (S.no.17,
20 January, 09.00-12.00, Venue:B32)
of life and human dignity
another world is possible, so too is an alternative demonstration. WSF, Mumbai 2004.