World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

The ecumenical movement remembers Rubem Alves, 1933-2014

Rubem Alves of Brazil, one of the foundational thinkers behind Latin American “liberation theology”, died at the age of 80 on Saturday 19 July. This scholar, teacher, activist, psychotherapist and author is being commemorated by colleagues, former students, journalists and others, including heads of state.

“We are called by conscience to say, ‘Enough’ in Gaza,” say U.S. churches

It is time for the U.S. to condemn Israeli bombardment of civilian centers and the blockade just as strongly as it has condemned indiscriminate rockets from Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups into Israel, say member churches of the WCC in the United Sates, in a letter to President Barack Obama.

Solidarity with Dutch churches over Malaysia Airlines disaster

In a message from the WCC to its member churches in the Netherlands, sincere condolences were conveyed to the families of some 193 Dutch passengers who lost their lives in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine last week.


04 - 22 August 2014 Building an interfaith community

01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation