World Council of Churches

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

Churches speak against negative impact of mining at World Social Forum

The social and ecological cost of expanding mineral exploration and extraction was highlighted by the churches in a side-event at the World Social Forum held last week in Tunis, Tunisia.

Study guide to facilitate intra-church and inter-religious dialogue

To address confusions about the respective roles of intra-church and inter-religious dialogue, or dialogue among Christians as contrasted to dialogue among world faiths, a group engaged with the WCC is to prepare a short guide that will offer definitions for sometimes confusing terminology used in such dialogues, setting out different goals of the two forms of dialogue and offering practical suggestions and examples about the methodologies and issues.

WCC general secretary and Ellen Margrethe Løj discuss peace process in South Sudan

The peace process in South Sudan and efforts from churches towards reconciliation were the focus of a meeting between Ellen Margrethe Løj, special representative and head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, and Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC.


16 February - 05 April 2015 Seven Weeks for Water

01 April 2015 Fast for the Climate