World Council of Churches

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

Trying new ways that can save lives from HIV and AIDS

When a WCC meeting on ecumenical HIV and AIDS response concluded last week in Limuru, Kenya, its message to the global HIV and AIDS community was terse: traditional ways of tackling the pandemic have failed.

Religious leaders meet French president to advocate for climate justice

A statement calling for a binding agreement on climate crisis, and a call for two degrees rise in temperature, the internationally-agreed target for limiting global warming, was presented to the French president Francois Hollande by representatives of the Conference of Religious Leaders of France on 1 July at the Elysée Palace in Paris, France.

Everyone urged to join Zero Hunger Challenge

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an initiative of the WCC, is calling churches and individuals to join in a world-wide “zero hunger” challenge.


27 July - 14 August 2015 Building an interfaith community

18 - 25 January 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity