World Council of Churches

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

Churches are asked to pray for Ukraine

Prayers for peace in Ukraine, and for the success of peace talks now underway in Geneva, Switzerland, have been requested by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the Geneva-based WCC.

Baptisms mutually recognized in European and American churches

In an ecumenical harvest, a spate of European and North American church bodies are entering agreements recognizing each other’s baptisms.

Ensuring “just peace” in occupied Palestinian territory

APRODEV and CIDSE, two church-related organizations, have condemned in a recent statement the forced displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank, which they say is “uprooting any chance of a just peace”.