wcc. world council of churches

  • February 8, 2016

    The annual meeting  between the officials of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the staff of the Office for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches took place in Geneva 3-4 February. Appropriately this was during Interfaith Harmony Week.

  • February 5, 2016

    the World Council of Churches, along with the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church and the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists has promoted the 2nd Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organisations in International Affairs, under the theme of 'Religion, Violence and Extremism'.

  • February 2, 2016

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has commended the release of the Marrakesh Declaration on the Rights of Religious Minorities in Predominantly Muslim Majority Communities.

  • January 27, 2016

    A 21 January World Economic Forum session on how food choices can become a catalyst for positive change became an opportunity for World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to present “Ten Commandments” of food to the gathered business and political leaders.

  • January 21, 2016

    Following the WCC/UNl conference on the refugee crisis in Europe at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled "Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit, Reception and Refuge, A Call for Shared Responsibility and Coordinated Action”.

  • January 20, 2016

    A High-Level Conference of governments, United Nations agencies and civil society organisations in Geneva, including churches and faith-based organisations, has underlined the need for urgent action to strengthen coordination and cooperation in Europe's response to the refugee and migrant crisis.

  • January 11, 2016

    Following the recent nuclear test conducted by North Korea, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling on all parties involved in the current situation on the Korean peninsula to invest in initiatives to reduce tensions and  for peaceful co-existence on the Korean peninsula.

  • December 19, 2015

    The World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches have come together in expressing grave concern for the people of Burundi in a situation of extreme tension and escalating human rights violations.

  • December 18, 2015

    A coalition of Protestant and Catholic organisations has reached an agreement with the Italian government to provide travel and integration services for refugees from North Africa and the Middle East.

  • December 4, 2015

    Over 20 faith leaders, with youth, political and civil society representatives sat down for a unique lunch at COP21 at a table with knives and forks but no food, in a public demonstration of their hunger for climate justice.