World Council of Churches

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

Worship service in Pyongyang focuses on peace and reunification of Korean peninsula

Prayers for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula were held at the Bongsu Church in Pyongyang, North Korea on 15 August, with participation from a nineteen-member delegation organized by the National Council of Churches in Korea, comprised of representatives from member churches of the WCC and ecumenical organizations from South Korea, including women and youth delegates.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew speaks against violence in Iraq

The targeting of tens of thousands of Christians and other religious minorities can never be justified in the name of any religious creed or conviction, said Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in a statement issued on 13 August.

A community of young Christians, Muslims and Jews works for climate justice

Amidst the reality of tensions often fueled by religions, a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish youth has formed a multi-faith community. As part of an interfaith summer course sponsored by the WCC, this community wants to work for the protection of creation – a concern they say is common to all faith traditions.

Events

04 - 22 August 2014 Building an interfaith community

01 September 2014 Fast for the Climate

21 - 22 September 2014 Interfaith Summit on Climate Change