World Council of Churches

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

Christian ministries of service form theme of the Ecumenical Review

“Diakonia”, or the service ministry of the church, provides the theme for the October 2014 issue of The Ecumenical Review, a quarterly journal published by the WCC with Wiley Blackwell of Oxford.

WCC statement to influence thinking in mission education

A consultation in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa has discussed creative ways of using the WCC statement in mission education and curriculum. The WCC statement, titled “Together towards life: Mission and evangelism in changing landscapes”, seeks a renewed understanding and practice of mission and evangelism.

Concern over recent developments in Pakistan’s Asia Bibi case

The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed profound concern over the rejection of an appeal against the death sentence for a Pakistani Christian woman, Asia Bibi, convicted under Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law. To promote tolerance, religious harmony and protection of the rights of religious minorities, Tveit said it is important that justice is ensured in cases like that of Asia Bibi.

Events

01 November 2014 Fast for the Climate

17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

27 July - 14 August 2015 Building an interfaith community