World Council of Churches

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

Churches and agencies formulate responses to Ebola outbreak

To respond to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, which has taken more than 3,000 lives, the WCC brought to the table representatives of Christian aid organizations and United Nations agencies to learn from each other and to escalate their efforts.

WCC general secretary welcomes Muslim scholars’ letter

The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has welcomed publication of an open letter by a group of 126 Muslim scholars to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (IS) and his followers.

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.

Events

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