• September 9, 2013

    A joint commission of the Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain wants renewed efforts to fulfil the hope of unity.

  • August 26, 2013

    Ecumenism, justice and peace were the focus during the World Council of Churches General Secretary's recent visit to churches in the USA.

  • July 31, 2013

    Two ecumenical councils in South Sudan and Sudan have now been established, following South Sudan’s independence from Sudan in 2011.

  • July 15, 2013

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary has welcomed the first-ever joint assembly of the Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Canada.

  • June 9, 2013

    The Iona Community is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working simultaneously for peace and social justice, the rebuilding of human bonds of collaboration locally and globally, and the renewal of worship. This past weekend it has been celebrating its 75th anniversary.

  • June 9, 2013

    Religious faith and practice can make the most committed and powerful contributions to reconciliation and to economic justice. It can also use texts and traditions to avoid responsibility and to commit selfish or harmful actions, says Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Speaking to the UN, he offers an inspiring yet honest vision of the way churches and other religious communities can make a vital contribution to building justice and peace for the whole of humanity, while being held necessarily accountable before God and the world they are intended to serve.

  • June 7, 2013

    Latin American and Cuban churches have called for 'an ecumenism of concrete gestures' at a recent regional meeting in Havana.

  • May 29, 2013

    Asserting that “We are in danger of losing what the ecumenical spirit is all about,” historical theologian and longtime British ecumenical activist, the Rev Dr Keith Clements, has argued that people and churches need to rediscover the essential “ecumenical dynamic” at the heart of the movement.

  • May 16, 2013

    Power, social injustice, the threat of extremism and Christian-Muslim relations are among the themes of a forthcoming conference on Christians in the Middle East.

  • May 10, 2013

    In a panel discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in Hamburg, the WCC General Secretary has expressed positive hopes for the leadership of Pope Francis.