World Council of Churches

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

WCC general secretary invites prayers and action for “just peace” during World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

To commemorate the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI) this year, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has encouraged and invited expressions of solidarity with Palestinian prisoners unjustly detained in Israeli jails.

Church voices address statelessness at The Hague Global Forum

A set of recommendations advocating the rights of stateless persons was presented by a World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation at the First Global Forum on Statelessness organized by the UNHCR and Tilburg University in The Hague, Netherlands.

To save the earth, all must change their ways, says Ecumenical Patriarch

“If we are to respond to the ecological crisis in a responsible and substantial way, we must move beyond mere talk to practical action,” said Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in an official message to the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change to be held this week in New York City.

Events

01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation

21 - 22 September 2014 Interfaith Summit on Climate Change

01 October 2014 Fast for the Climate

17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity