World Council of Churches

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

Interfaith declaration on climate change

As hundreds of thousands of people flooded through the streets of New York City on 21 September in a march for action on climate change, 30 faith leaders representing nine religions signed their names to a statement calling for concrete actions to curb carbon emissions.

Heal the earth, fight against climate change

Two phoenix sculptures hung suspended from the ceiling, their bodies dotted with lights and their tail feathers unfurling above the heads of the faith leaders and adherents who gathered in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for an interfaith service on 21 September in New York.

WCC general secretary invites prayers and action for “just peace” during World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

To commemorate the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI) this year, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has encouraged and invited expressions of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners unjustly detained in Israeli jails.


01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation

01 October 2014 Fast for the Climate

17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity