World Council of Churches

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

WCC expresses solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

Observing Palestinian Prisoners’ Day on 17 April, the WCC general secretary expressed solidarity with some 5000 Palestinian men, women and children, languishing in Israeli jails.

Churches are asked to pray for Ukraine

Prayers for peace in Ukraine, and for the success of peace talks now underway in Geneva, Switzerland, have been requested by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the Geneva-based WCC.

Baptisms mutually recognized in European and American churches

In an ecumenical harvest, a spate of European and North American church bodies are entering agreements recognizing each other’s baptisms.