World Council of Churches

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

WCC general secretary extends greetings on Diwali

On the occasion of Diwali, a Hindu festival known as the “festival of lights” celebrated in autumn every year, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has extended greetings to Hindus, emphasizing the need for strengthening inter-religious dialogue and collaboration for the cause of justice and peace.

WCC general secretary highlights WCC and ACT Alliance collaboration

“We are moving together. We are moving in faith. We are moving with a purpose and with shared values.” These were the words of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, who in his address at the 2nd General Assembly of ACT Alliance stressed the significance of strengthening cooperation between the Council and the ACT Alliance which, he explained, have been linked by historical ties spanning many years.

Christians and Hindus discern common ways of working for justice and peace

In South Asia, where conflicts are often fueled by religion, a WCC conference stressed the role of Christians and Hindus as eminent stakeholders in their common search for justice and peace – beyond majority and minority politics.


01 November 2014 Fast for the Climate

17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity