World Council of Churches

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

Church leaders to embark on pilgrimage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki seeking an end to nuclear threats

Church leaders from seven countries currently making historic choices for or against outlawing nuclear weapons will embark on a pilgrimage in early August to the two Japanese cities that were decimated by atomic bombs 70 years ago.

WCC acknowledges Mennonite churches’ work for peace at its assembly

Contributions by Mennonites to the ecumenical movement were acknowledged with appreciation by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC during her address at the 16th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference.

Ecumenical Water Network urges elimination of bottled water

The International Reference Group of the Ecumenical Water Network of the WCC, at the conclusion of its recent meeting in Geneva, urged churches and ecumenical organizations in Europe and North America to consider eliminating the use of bottled water due to its adverse impact on the environment and because it is an impediment to realizing the human right to water.

Events

27 July - 14 August 2015 Building an interfaith community

01 August 2015 Fast for the Climate

18 - 25 January 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity