wcc. world council of churches

  • May 26, 2017

    Convening a range of international representatives and partners in Geneva on 24 May 2017, the World Council of Churches reiterated its commitment to the ministry of health and healing for all people, taking new steps towards a new Global Ecumenical Health Strategy.

  • May 23, 2017

    On 21 May 2017,  the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, millions of people from faith communities, organisations and neighbourhoods across the world prayed, tweeted, posted and talked face-to-face about the urgent action needed to aid 20 million people facing famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria.

  • May 15, 2017

    As the Lutheran World Federation gathered for its 12th Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia from 10-16 May , World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit presented greetings on behalf of the WCC, a worldwide fellowship of 348 member churches which represents more than half a billion Christians around the world.

  • May 9, 2017

    The WCC General Secretary, the Rev  Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed his concern regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. Over 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli prisons began a hunger strike on 17 April 2017, demanding improved prison conditions.

  • May 5, 2017

    The World Counci of Churches has publshed its Annual Review under the theme of 'Walking, working and praying together'.

  • April 28, 2017

    In a joint communiqué issued on 27 April 2017, delegations from the World Council of Churches and the Muslim Council of Elders  jointly emphasised the importance of valuing diversity, assuring equal rights, and of being able to build mutual relationships with others.

  • April 24, 2017

    Eighteen women theologians from Africa and Asia began a journey of reflection and action around the theme 'Women’s Mentoring for Ecumenical Leadership' during a 20-22 April consultation convened by the WCC in Bangkok, Thailand.

  • April 20, 2017

    Adolescents and young people in the West African countries of Togo and Benin are confronted by various obstacles in accessing sexual and reproductive health services.

  • April 14, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has joined the National Council of Churches in South Korea in expressing grave concern at the redeployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to the seas surrounding the Korean peninsula.

  • April 10, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has condemned the vicious attacks on innocent worshippers in St George (Mar Girgis) Coptic church in Tanta and in front of St Mark´s church in Alexandria, Egypt.