World Council of Churches

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

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 from the WCC headquarters in Geneva.

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.

WCC at International Divestment Conference in Paris

WCC at International Divestment Conference in Paris

With just two months before the crucial United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), an International Divestment Conference was held in Paris, on 1 September, where Rev. Henrik Grape represented the WCC as a key speaker.


01 September - 04 October 2015 Time for Creation

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