World Council of Churches

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

Indigenous faith leaders reflect on resilience and climate change

Indigenous peoples have a role to play in the struggle against climate change, indigenous faith leaders said during a panel at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change held at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City.

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.

Prayers and action during World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

To commemorate the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 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