World Council of Churches

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

WCC and CCA call for urgent action in earthquake-hit Nepal

The World Council of Churches and the Christian Conference of Asia are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic earthquake that has rocked central Nepal. Official reports confirm that at least 1800 people are known to have died in Nepal after the devastating 7.9 magnitude quake, making it the nation’s worst disaster in more than 80 years.

WCC urges South African government to demonstrate leadership after recent xenophobic attacks

The WCC has taken a clear stand against recent violent attacks against migrants in South Africa, reaffirming churches’ positions against racist, ethnocentrist and xenophobic acts of violence.

WCC commemorates Armenian genocide and affirms our common humanity

WCC commemorates Armenian genocide and affirms our common humanity

The WCC remembers today, 24 April, the 1.5 million Armenian victims – children, women and men – who died 100 years ago.