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The theme for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Korea, will be “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”.
Iraqi Christians continue to flee because their safety cannot be guaranteed and there is little hope - but the church will not give up, its leaders have said.
The World Council of Churches has challenged Britain's refusal to recognise access to safe sanitation as a legally-binding human right.
African religious leaders have praised ecumenical Christian bodies for helping create "the miracle" of southern Sudanese independence.
The World Council of Churches needs a “gender policy” to ensure full participation by women, a meeting of its main governing body has been told.
Leaders of the churches in Iraq met with members of the World Council of Churches Central Committee and others in Geneva this week.
The huge growth of Pentecostalism is changing the global landscape of Christianity but also putting disparities into sharp relief, the WCC has been told.
The top official of the World Council of Churches has praised the Egyptian people for demonstrating that change is possible through non-violent means.
The moderator of the WCC Central Committee says that unity, justice and peace should be the common theme for the next assembly of the world’s largest ecumenical body.
Experience reinforces the conviction that churches are “called to be one” in both faith and action for a just peace with dignity for all. says the General Secretary of the WCC.