World Council of Churches

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

WCC offers condolences in wake of Taiwan earthquake

WCC offers condolences in wake of Taiwan earthquake

After a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on 6 February, the WCC offered condolences and expressed its support for relief efforts underway.

Tveit highlights unjust water resources for Palestinians

Tveit highlights unjust water resources for Palestinians

A water crisis for Palestinian people was highlighted by the general secretary of the WCC, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the launch of the Seven Weeks for Water campaign in Jerusalem.

Fleeing from – rather than to – a place

Fleeing from – rather than to – a place

“The way we handle the refugee crisis, not least the settling in and integration process, will be of utmost significance, both for the attitude towards refugees and asylum seekers in the future, and for the long-term stability and sustainability of our own societies”, said Knut Vollebaek, ambassador and former Norwegian foreign minister, in his speech at the recent WCC/UN conference on Europe’s refugee crisis.