World Council of Churches

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

Religious leaders and civil society actors explore ways of ending violence against children

Religious leaders and civil society actors explore ways of ending violence against children

The vision of building a better world for children where they can be protected from violence and sexual abuse in families, schools and communities was strongly affirmed by representatives of both religious and secular organizations in a forum held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Meeting between WCC delegates and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet focuses on climate and gender justice

Meeting between WCC delegates and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet focuses on climate and gender justice

“The effects of climate change today and tomorrow will affect basic human rights,” said Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, during an audience with the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, at the Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago on 29 August.

Faith communities have potential to do more in addressing water issues

The World Water Week is a “stepping stone” in accomplishing Sustainable Development Goals related to water and sanitation – and the faith communities must be actively engaged in achieving this vision, according to Dinesh Suna, coordinator of the Ecumenical Water Network of the WCC. Suna shared these reflections following his participation at the 2015 World Water Week Stockholm held in Sweden.

Events

01 September 2015 Fast for the Climate

01 September - 04 October 2015 Time for Creation