World Council of Churches

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

New arms treaty set to take effect soon amid rising concern at armed conflicts

Eight more governments are ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty during this week’s high-level meetings at the United Nations. The latest actions mean that 53 governments, including several lobbied by the member churches of the WCC, have ratified the new treaty. The treaty will now come into effect by the end of 2014.

New UN document opens door for churches to do more for indigenous rights

Scattered throughout the recent history of Indigenous Peoples are national treaties, declarations and laws that languish in obscurity or are brushed aside and ignored.

Indigenous faith leaders reflect on resilience and climate change

Indigenous peoples have a role to play in the struggle against climate change, indigenous faith leaders said during a panel at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change held at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City.


01 September - 04 October 2014 Time for Creation

01 October 2014 Fast for the Climate

17 - 25 January 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity