World Council of Churches

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

WCC expresses solidarity with churches and people in Ferguson shooting

In the wake of a racially charged police shooting in the state of Missouri, United States, “the efforts of the churches, faith communities, ecumenical and interfaith partners and civil society organizations and coalitions that have called for prayer, calm, peaceful protest, and open and honest dialogue on racism and issues of class” have received support and encouragement from the WCC.

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.

Events

04 - 22 August 2014 Building an interfaith community

01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation

01 September 2014 Fast for the Climate

21 - 22 September 2014 Interfaith Summit on Climate Change