World Council of Churches

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

The new Arms Trade Treaty: a life-saving gift this Christmas

The world is giving itself a kind of Christmas gift this year, a serious gift and one that is long-overdue. On 24 December 2014 an international law to regulate the global trade in armaments and ammunition enters into force.

Christmas gifts are offered in a spirit of celebrating the birth of Christ

A flood of Advent contributions from congregations and individuals, as well as member churches and ecumenical partners, has been one of the greatest joys for the new WCC income manager, Doug Chial, just three months in to the job.

WCC extends sympathies to Peshawar victims

Following the massacre of dozens of students and staff in Peshawar on 16 December, the WCC general secretary extended sympathies to those bereaved or wounded, offering prayers for the victims and their families, for their communities.