wcc. world council of churches

  • October 14, 2016

    Governments should capitalise on years of growing concern and negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons next year, the World Council of Churches said in an inter-religious call at the United Nations on 12 October.

  • October 5, 2016

    The World Council of Churches co-organised a discussion in Geneva on 28 September entitled Rebuilding from below: The role of local civil society in South Sudan.

  • September 30, 2016

    The Grand Imam of Cairo’s prestigious Al-Azhar mosque and university, Prof. Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, is to visit the World Council of Churches to give a public lecture and participate in high-level dialogue on interreligious peacemaking.

  • September 20, 2016

    Roman Catholic and World Council of Churches (WCC) representatives are forging new ways of working together on today’s most pressing issues.

  • September 16, 2016

    At a joint consultation on the Holy Land, the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA released a statement calling for an end to the denial of rights and generations of suffering in the Holy Land.

  • September 12, 2016

    “We all sin against the Holy Spirit if we ignore climate change”, said the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, during the opening day of the 24th Pentecostal World Conference, in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 September 2016.

  • September 6, 2016

    During the World Methodist Conference this week, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev  Dr Olav Fykse Tveit invited his audience to explore with him how unity can transform the world.

  • August 30, 2016

    On 1 September, churches worldwide will come together to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and to observe the Season of Creation between that day and 4 October, a day for celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Many Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican organisations will join to encourage Christians worldwide to pray and act on ecological issues.

  • August 26, 2016

    In a letter issued on 25 August 2016, addressed to the Rev Luca Negro, president of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy, the General Secretary of the WCC  offered “heartfelt condolences to the people who lost family members and friends.” The letter follows the massive earthquake,  which hit central Italy in the morning hours of 24 August.

  • August 22, 2016

    Nigerian Christians and Muslims gathered on 19 August to open the International Centre for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony