World Council of Churches

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

Churches ask Human Rights Council to support religious minority communities in Iraq

The WCC has asked the United Nations Human Rights Council to mandate an urgent mission and joint report – including the special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief – drawing on the experiences of minority communities in northern Iraq victimized by the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (IS).

Pope Tawadros II speaks on role of Coptic Church in Egyptian society during his visit to WCC offices

Pope Tawadros II, patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt visited the WCC offices in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday 1 September. In the presence of representatives from ecumenical and international organizations, Tawadros participated in morning prayers on 1 September followed by a meeting with staff and a conversation with the WCC general secretary.

1000 years of Christianity in Sweden celebrated

Recently, a representative of the WCC, the Swedish crown princess, church leaders and thousands of others took part in the celebration of one thousand years of Christianity in Sweden held in the Diocese of Skara in southern Sweden.

Events

01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation

21 - 22 September 2014 Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity