wcc. world council of churches

  • December 10, 2017

    In a sermon at the Trinity Church in Oslo, Norway on 9 December 2017 , the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, reflected on peacemakers: those who create trust and foster good relations, those who try to bring out the best in us, those who attempt to solve conflicts.

  • December 6, 2017

    Trinity Church in Oslo, Norway, will host a prayers for peace ecumenical service on 9 December 2017, the same weekend that the city will host the awards ceremony for the Nobel Prize.

  • November 26, 2017

    The World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has condemned an attack at a mosque in Egypt during which hundreds of people are believed dead.

  • November 20, 2017

    Meeting in Amman, Jordanr, the World Council of Churches  executive committee has  issued a statement on recent developments in Iraq affecting the prospects for sustaining religious and social diversity, and the future of the nation and its peoples.

  • November 17, 2017

    An ecumenical delegation led by the WCC has met the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, in Bonn, to share concerns over rising sea levels and increasingly severe droughts and storms that are putting into question the very survival of people in the island of Tuvalu, an independent nation within the British Commonwealth.

  • November 14, 2017

    “The threat of use [of nuclear weapons], as well as their very possession, is to be firmly condemned”, Pope Francis told 400 clergy, diplomats, campaigners and Nobel laureates gathered in the Vatican on 10-11 November.

  • November 10, 2017

    As the 'city of peace' observed Geneva Peace Week from 6-10 November 2017, a special panel discussion held on 8 November explored the role of religion in preventing violence.

  • November 7, 2017

    As the world convenes in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Methodist Church in Fiji issued a statement calling for Methodists around the world to join in prayer for the country’s leadership and for the talanoa process of negotiations which will take place over the next two weeks.

  • November 6, 2017

    Organisations representing more than half a billion Christians worldwide are issuing a united call for action on climate justice, the largest call of its kind in history.

  • October 31, 2017

    For the first time in its history, the World Council of Churches  has initiated a formal dialogue with Confucians. The dialogue commenced on 27 October in Seoul with an interreligious consultation on Christian-Confucian relations.