World Council of Churches

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

Workshop at ACT Alliance assembly focuses on “diakonia”

“When we talk about assets-based ‘diakonia’, we mean building and strengthening fellowship among churches and their ecumenical partners,” said Rev. Dr Dongsung Kim, WCC programme executive for diakonia and ecumenical solidarity, in a workshop at the 2nd General Assembly of the ACT Alliance, held in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic.

WCC general secretary highlights WCC and ACT Alliance collaboration

“We are moving together. We are moving in faith. We are moving with a purpose and with shared values.” These were the words of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, who in his address at the 2nd General Assembly of ACT Alliance stressed the significance of strengthening cooperation between the Council and the ACT Alliance.

Christians and Hindus discern common ways of working for justice and peace

In South Asia, where conflicts are often fueled by religion, a WCC conference stressed the role of Christians and Hindus as eminent stakeholders in their common search for justice and peace – beyond majority and minority politics.

Events

01 November 2014 Fast for the Climate

17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity