World Council of Churches

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

Sustainability and environment: How the ecumenical movement helped mobilize ecology protest in East Germany

Churches and religious leaders are at the forefront of efforts to mobilize action for a legally binding agreement on world’s climate at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris at the end of 2015. The motivation of the WCC for its role in this arena is summarized in the title of its environmental programme: Care for Creation and Climate Justice.

Pilgrims of climate justice plan to impact COP 21 in Paris

Thousands of people are planning to embark on a pilgrimage of climate justice – either on foot or on bicycles – in many parts of the world.

WCC condemns attacks on churches in Niger

Attacks in Niger, resulting in the destruction of more than 70 churches and the killing of an undetermined number of people, were strongly condemned by the WCC. These events have come as repercussions following the Charlie Hebdo attack and the “Je suis Charlie” campaign in support of the controversial French weekly publication.

Events

01 February 2015 Fast for the Climate

27 July - 14 August 2015 Building an interfaith community