wcc. world council of churches

  • 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.

  • November 24, 2015

    A coalition of faith-based organisations are reiterating the importance of an inter-religious approach to the 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, which is observed annually throughout the world.

  • November 11, 2015

    Representatives of more than 150 faith-based organisations gathered in Bogota, Colombia on 5 November to discuss their role in the peace process in that country. The meeting was organised by the Ministry of Interior and drew participation from the World Council of Churches

  • November 5, 2015

    Participants in Manilakbayan 2015, called by some the 'Lumad caravan', have come to Manila for a month-long series of activities and protests to bring attention to human rights violations in Lumad communities of the Philippines.

  • November 2, 2015

    The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network of the World Council of Churches, with the Council for World Mission (CWM) and International Disability Alliance (IDA) have hosted a two-day seminar on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • October 30, 2015

    A group of 35 bishops and church leaders from 20 countries have gathered in Munich, Germany to discuss refugees and the role of the churches in Europe with a recommendation for safe passage to those seeking refuge.

  • October 28, 2015

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) has welcomed an initiative by the South African government to propose a resolution on 'Ethical Imperatives for a Nuclear-weapons-free World for adoption at the United Nations General Assembly in New York

  • October 15, 2015

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has called for the Climate Conference in Paris to " deliver what is needed".

  • October 12, 2015

    In an official statement issued on 12 October, the World Council of Churches has expressed grave concern over the dramatic escalation of the conflict in Syria.

  • October 7, 2015

    The Council of Christian Churches of France has issued a statement focusing on the upcoming meeting of the United Nations on climate change in Paris later this year.