World Council of Churches

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

WCC general secretary calls for climate justice both from the South and the North

“Climate changes can only be addressed in a fair and sustainable way if it is proper dynamic between the care for the environment and the need for more justice,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC. “Neither in the North nor in the South can the challenges for the globe and the one humanity be seen primarily only from one of these perspectives,” he said.

WCC urges responsibility for and support to the refugees in Europe

In the wake of recent crisis with the refugees in Europe, it is “absolutely and critically necessary that all European states take their proper responsibility in terms of reception and support for people seeking refuge, safety and a better future for themselves and their families. This cannot be left only to the states where they enter first,” says the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a statement issued on 4 September in Colombia, the WCC delegation travelling through Latin America as part of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.

Brazil: general secretary reflects on violence, human rights, climate justice, mission

Interview with the WCC general secretary, who is currently in Brasilia, about violence committed in the name of religion, human rights and climate justice in Brazil.


01 September - 04 October 2015 Time for Creation

11 - 18 October 2015 Churches’ Week of Action on Food