World Council of Churches

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

COP21: “A moment of truth”

“The political leaders of the world are speaking like preachers. May they continue as believers,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, as he attended the opening sessions of the UN climate talks in Paris on 30 November.

Japanese churches discuss minority issues

Some 200 people from more than 20 Japanese churches and minority right networks — as well as 20 overseas partner churches and organizations — gathered for a third international conference on minority issues and mission held 18-21 November at the Korean YMCA in Tokyo, Japan.

Patent agreement welcomed as step to improve HIV treatment

As we mark World AIDS Day 2015, the World Council of Churches-Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (WCC-EAA) welcomes a license agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) for daclatasvir, an important direct acting antiviral that is proven to help cure multiple genotypes of the hepatitis C virus (HCV).


25 November - 10 December 2015 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

01 December 2015 Fast for the Climate

18 - 25 January 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity