World Council of Churches

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

The ecumenical movement remembers Rubem Alves, 1933-2014

Rubem Alves of Brazil, one of the foundational thinkers behind Latin American “liberation theology”, died at the age of 80 on Saturday 19 July. This scholar, teacher, activist, psychotherapist and author is being commemorated by colleagues, former students, journalists and others, including heads of state.

Solidarity with Dutch churches over Malaysia Airlines disaster

In a message from the WCC to its member churches in the Netherlands, sincere condolences were conveyed to the families of some 193 Dutch passengers who lost their lives in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine last week.

Churches call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza

Expressing grave concern over the escalation of military operations in Gaza, the WCC general secretary said, “Hostilities must cease. Israel, Palestine and the surrounding region must be offered the hope of peace: a peace based in justice, a lasting peace that may lead toward reconciliation”.

Events

04 - 22 August 2014 Building an interfaith community

01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation