world council of churches

  • April 19, 2011

    For the first time since 1915, April 24 falls on Easter Sunday in the Armenian church calendar - also Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

  • April 14, 2011

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has urged Christians to give this year’s celebration of Easter a clear ecumenical profile.

  • April 6, 2011

    The WCC, Conference of European Churches and the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe have expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in Libya.

  • April 6, 2011

    Christians and churches across the world are being encouraged to plant trees and to use social media to share the peace message with others.

  • April 5, 2011

    The World Council of Churches is concerned that the deteriorating situation in the Ivory Coast “is on the verge of inflaming religious conflicts.”

  • April 2, 2011

    Is the churches’ current theological reflection on stewardship and climate change ready for the rapid shifting of winds, weather, and life on earth as we know it, asks Marcelo Schneider. How can a renewed eco-theology reshape our attitudes, beliefs and actions to reflect the Christian priority of planetary justice?

  • March 24, 2011

    As recovery efforts in Japan proceed, the full impact of the earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago continues to be felt by the churches there.

  • March 17, 2011

    The WCC and church organisations on both sides of the Atlantic are urging NATO to remove all United States nuclear weapons still based in Europe.

  • March 16, 2011

    The upcoming International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) was officially pre-launched at a ceremony in Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday 15 March.

  • March 10, 2011

    Scholars from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany are exploring the “globalisation” of Christian churches through a research project focusing on inter-regional dynamics and their effect on churches, particularly from the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s to the development of the WCC Programme to Combat Racism and other social justice emphases through the 1970s. The project has culminated in an international conference on the theme at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute.