Activity Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 12:00 UTC
    Duration: 100 min
    Brief Description:

    The COVID-19 pandemic has produced an unprecedented human and economic catastrophe. Those in the socio-economic margins (the income-poor, women, people of colour) have been disproportionately affected, both in regard to contracting the disease and losing their livelihoods. The response of governments and their impacts have been uneven. Rich countries have announced an astounding US$11 trillion in support while many 'developing' countries are falling deeper into debt. Even as the pandemic has exposed the brokenness of the prevailing economic paradigm, it has slowed down climate change- causing emissions and offers an opportunity to radically rethink economic policies and systems with a view to building a more healthy, equitable, democratic, and sustainable planet. The war situation between Russia and Ukraine and elsewhere are an added threat to the economies around the world mostly impacting poorer countries leading to more debt traps. The online discussion will share experiences of communities, explore socio-economic, political and ecological dimensions, the climate crisis and the war threat as well as lift up local and global initiatives for an Economy of Life in a time of pandemic, climate and war.

    Language(s) of the Activity: English
    Others Proponent Organizations:

    1. Alternative Tourism Group, Palestine,
    2. Asian Pacific Institute for Integral Studies of Life,
    3. Asian Christian Life-Giving Agricultural Forum, South Korea
    4. Centre for Promoting Peace and Inclusion, India
    5. Columbia Justice for Life, Columbia
    6. Eco Life Centre, Tanzania
    7. Ecumenical Academy Prague, Czech Republic
    8. European Contact Group on Ecumenical Social Action (ECG),
    9. Ecumenical Council for Draught Action and Water Management, India
    10. Ecumenical Service for Socioeconomic Transformation (ESSET), South Africa
    11. Gyeongan Theological Graduate University (GTGU), Andong, S. Korea
    12. Gyeongan Theological University (GTU), Andong, S. Korea
    13. Institute Alternative Policies for the Southern Cone of Latin America (PACS), Brazil
    14. Kairos Europa, Germany
    15. Martin Luther King Centre, Cuba
    16. Network of Liberation Theology, Germany
    17. North American Covenanting for Justice Group,
    18. Oikos theology movement in Korea (Oikos Korea)
    19. OIKOTREE India
    20. Peace for Life,
    21. Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP), Tanzania
    22. The Caiua Mission in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
    23. The Integrated Rural Development of Weaker Sections in India (WIDA), India
    24. True Wealth Enterprises for Economic and Social Change, Tanzania
    25. United Evangelical Mission (UEM), Germany.
    26. Urban Community Mission Jakarta, Indonesia
    27. Zambia OIKOTREE Working Group, Zambia

    How to get in touch and participate in activity?: - +919849120377

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    Related information (links to videos, initiatives, websites, pads...):
    Thematic space(s) of the activity: 1. Economic Alternatives of Peoples and Socioeconomic Justice, 4. Peace Building, Migration, Strategies for dealing with Wars, 10. Struggle against Discrimination, Racism and for Self-determination
    Modality: Virtual Activity (100% Online)

    There will be chat box and Q&A facility for interaction through zoom link