ecumenism

  • June 20, 2018

    The pastor of a Protestant congregation in Geneva has welcomed Pope Francis accepting the invitation to join in celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.

  • April 21, 2018

    More than 160 people attended the WCC-Focolare joint event  on 18 April, opened by the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary, and Fr Jesús Morán, co-president of the Focolare Movement.

  • March 5, 2018

    The Vatican and the World Council of Churches have announced that Pope Francis will visit the WCC in the summer.

  • February 9, 2018

    As part of a Pilgrimage Reference Group meeting in Bogota, Colombia from 6-10 February, a WCC delegation has visited the headquarters of the Conference of Latin American Bishops.

  • December 14, 2017

    Amid continuing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Christians in Seoul are hoping the fragile light of candles will illumine a path to peace. Along with Christian groups around the world, they are holding candlelight vigils for peace during the season of Advent.

  • October 12, 2017

    The annual meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on Education and Ecumenical Formation (CEEF), is underway in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

  • August 28, 2017

    In a speech at the Wittenberg Ecumenical Assembly on 25 August 2017, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, reviewed the work of the ecumenical movement in 2017, describing “an extraordinary ecumenical chance at this point in history.”

  • June 28, 2017

    The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation.

  • June 16, 2017

    A former Vice-President of the Methodist Conference (2002-2003) and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Leeds, Professor Peter Howdle, has been awarded the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

  • May 15, 2017

    As the Lutheran World Federation gathered for its 12th Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia from 10-16 May , World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit presented greetings on behalf of the WCC, a worldwide fellowship of 348 member churches which represents more than half a billion Christians around the world.