wcc. world council of churches

  • 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

  • August 16, 2016

    Land rights, equity in development resource flows and life-enhancing epistemologies were among the themes emphasised by faith-based organisations at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, Canada on 9-14 August 2016

  • August 12, 2016

    Forty representatives of national councils of persons with disabilities from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda met in Kigali, Rwanda from 8-11 August to explore ways in which they can promote disability-inclusive development in East Africa.

  • August 5, 2016

    This year, 6 and 9 August mark the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities destroyed by atomic bombs with a combined death toll estimated at more than 225,000 people.

  • July 27, 2016

    A murderous attack on disabled people in Japan has brought condemnation and condolences from the World Council of Churches.

  • July 22, 2016

    Students of communication and theology will address questions of media and globalisation and then explore how these relate to the theme of religion in mass media, as part of a global summer school held from 23 to 31 2016 July in Jamaica.

  • July 15, 2016

    The acting General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Georges  Lemopoulos, has called for prayer and acts of common caring following a murderous attack on holiday makers in the southern French city of Nice.

  • July 11, 2016

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) has offered prayers for peace in the USA while condemning acts of violence in recent days that have shocked the nation and people around the world.