World Council of Churches

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Prayer cycle
Week by week, the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle enables us to journey in prayer through every region of the world, affirming our solidarity with Christians all over the world, brothers and sisters living in diverse situations, experiencing their problems and sharing their gifts.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. Pulpits are exchanged, and special ecumenical worship services are celebrated.
The ecumenical symbol was in use even before the inauguration of the WCC in 1948, and has taken several stylized variations since then. In 2001, the WCC adopted a redesigned logo in red, signalling that the WCC is looking to the future with renewed purpose and energy.
A searchable collection of official WCC documents and statements.
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A selection of interviews, presentations and comments recorded recently at various ecumenical events around the world.
Videos on the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement.
Social media
Connect with the WCC in Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube.
WCC Publications
WCC Publications is the book publishing programme of the World Council of Churches. It facilitates global Christianity’s “alternative voice” and enhances the larger visibility and cultural presence of the ecumenical movement.
This interactive tool was developed by Médias-pro, the Media Department of Reformed Churches in French-Speaking Switzerland, ahead of the WCC 10th Assembly. Available in five languages, it encourages users to identify their priorities and position themselves better on the playing field of values and beliefs with regard to ethics and spirituality.