World Council of Churches

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

WCC calls for protection of church leaders in Colombia

Serious death threats to human rights defenders, many of them church leaders, have been made by a paramilitary group in Colombia. The WCC, among other international organizations has called on Colombian government to protect their lives.

Faith organizations assess COP 20 on the way to Paris

Outcomes, disappointments, as well as encouraging signs from the United Nations Climate Change Conference and the Peoples Summit held late last year in Lima, Peru, were discussed at length by representatives of faith communities.

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.

Events

01 February 2015 Fast for the Climate

27 July - 14 August 2015 Building an interfaith community