World Council of Churches

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

Religious leaders meet French president to advocate for climate justice

A statement calling for a binding agreement on climate crisis, and a call for two degrees rise in temperature, the internationally-agreed target for limiting global warming, was presented to the French president Francois Hollande by representatives of the Conference of Religious Leaders of France on 1 July at the Elysée Palace in Paris, France.

Everyone urged to join Zero Hunger Challenge

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, an initiative of the WCC, is calling churches and individuals to join in a world-wide “zero hunger” challenge.

WCC expresses shock at killings in Kuwait, Tunisia and France

Expressing shock at the killings in Kuwait, Tunisia and France that took place on 26 June, the WCC acting general secretary Georges Lemopoulos said, “I grieve with those who have lost loved ones, and those who have been injured as a result of these appalling acts, which have marred the month of Ramadan, sacred to Muslims everywhere.”

Events

01 July 2015 Fast for the Climate

27 July - 14 August 2015 Building an interfaith community

18 - 25 January 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity