wcc. world council of churches

  • July 17, 2017

    The first ever action plan specifically designed to enable religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence – the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes – was launched on 14 July  2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres at a meeting at UN Headquarters in New York.

  • July 11, 2017

    In the wake of official announcement of Mosul’s liberation from the so-called ‘Islamic State’ group, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has called for a commitment to restoring the social and religious diversity of the city and region.

  • July 6, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has reiterated the urgent appeal issued by its Executive Committee in June for “all states engaged in the perilously escalating military confrontation in the [Korean] region to refrain from further escalation and to pursue instead initiatives to reduce tensions and to create a window for new dialogue initiatives.”

  • June 28, 2017

    Faith leaders and partners from organisations linked to faith bodies have gathered this week in Nairobi, mobilising to overcome hunger and sustain justice and peace in the troubled Horn of Africa.

  • June 23, 2017

    At the Sami Church Days in Sweden, a festival held 14-16 June 2017, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, described how indigenous people lead the world in caring for creation.

  • June 16, 2017

    Participating in a new World Vision campaign called 'It takes a World to End Violence against Children', World Council of Churches Deputy General Secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri has spoken at a Geneva-based event, reflecting that churches and organisations working together can prevent and address “a tragic reality.”

  • June 12, 2017

    Writing 100 years after the Balfour Declaration and 50 years after Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories captured in the 1967 War, the World Council of Churches’ executive committee has lamented the ongoing failure of the parties to seek a just peace..

  • June 2, 2017

    The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, have called for a prioritisation of climate justice as Donald Trump issued an executive order withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement.  They express deep dismay at this development, which goes against global commitments to address climate change.

  • June 1, 2017

    In the wake of a large bomb attack that killed at least 80 people and injured 350 more in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday, the World Council of Churches  General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, reached out with condolences and prayers to those who have lost loved ones due to senseless violence.

  • 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.