World Council of Churches

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

Mary Ann Swenson: It is time to abandon all support for retaining nuclear weapons

“It is time to abandon all support for retaining nuclear weapons. It is time to refuse to accept that the mass destruction of other people can be a legitimate form of protection of ourselves,” said Bishop MaryAnn Swenson, addressing the Anglican-Catholic Peace Memorial Service at the Catholic Peace Memorial Cathedral in Hiroshima.

Pilgrimage for climate justice continues in Norway

Norway’s largest church festival took on a green tint this year, as climate justice became a major focus there on 1 August in Trondheim. A presentation about the situation of a country deeply affected by climate change, a popular workshop on church engagement in climate justice, and a speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, himself a Norwegian pastor, were among featured events.

WCC invites churches to pray for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula

WCC invites churches to pray for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula

The World Council of Churches invites its member churches to join in prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula on Sunday, 9 August.

Events

27 July - 14 August 2015 Building an interfaith community

18 - 25 January 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity