faith and order

  • March 7, 2013

    A major ecumenical statement on the nature and purpose of the church, the broadest ever created, has been launched by the WCC in Geneva.

  • March 8, 2011

    A week-long inter-Orthodox consultation is continuing its work, with some forty senior church participants, in Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

  • July 12, 2010

    In a world that often values “strong” leadership and soundbite-style communication, church leaders may be tempted to promote conformity, says Savi Hensman. But this may do more harm than good.

  • May 29, 2009

    The hope that all Christians will be able to celebrate Easter on the same day in the future has been reaffirmed by an international ecumenical seminar organized by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.

  • November 26, 2007

    As churches throughout the world absorb the significance of the recent ground-breaking Global Christian Forum, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has made a new appointment to a post aimed at promoting dialogue on key issues.

  • April 16, 2007

    For years the churches have been unable to fix a common date for Easter. For many it has become a general holiday. Here we provide a guide to the issues, courtesy of the WCC Faith and Order Commission.