World Council of Churches

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

An open and safe place: Czech Brethren Diaconia steadfast in spite of hate messages

In the Czech Republic, “HateFree” zones have been established as places for a fair approach toward every person — and expressions of solidarity poured forth from the world this week to help these zones stand strong in the face of vandalism.

Racism in US is ‘deep, wide, pervasive’ — but churches can bring hope, finds WCC delegation

Racism in US is ‘deep, wide, pervasive’ — but churches can bring hope, finds WCC delegation

After visiting the United States in a spirit of accompaniment, a World Council of Churches delegation is preparing a report on how churches can help achieve racial justice. Churches can offer a renewed and reinvigorated response to the sin of racial hatred, violence and discrimination in the early 21st century, the delegation found, while at the same time noting the intense need for change.

Atrocity crimes, healing focus of WCC co-sponsored event at UN

Atrocity crimes, healing focus of WCC co-sponsored event at UN

“The time has come for healing of memories,” said Fr Michael Lapsley, director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, South Africa, during an event held at the UN headquarters in New York, on 26 April. “This generation will not complete this task, but the next generation will be thankful for the effort.”