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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.

Books, journals and reports of the World Council of Churches

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.

WCCP publishes 25 - 30 commercial titles per year, works that specifically engage religious and social issues confronting world Christianity, inform and encourage the ecumenical movement, and provide resources for research on ecumenical history and theology.

  • Religious trade books: Voices from around the world, in theology, social justice and spirituality for the general public and people in the churches
  • Academic works: Books on substantive issues – religious and theological, ethical, geopolitical – facing world Christianity
  • Anthologies, textbooks, and reference works: Indispensable resources for understanding the ecumenical movement, both historically and now
  • Convergence documents: Landmark publications for the world church reflecting strong convergence among the churches – even those outside the WCC – exemplified in these newly published statements:

In addition, WCCP publishes a dozen programme reports yearly that are distributed gratis online and by mail.

WCC Publications are available through distributors Alban Books in the UK and Europe (www.albanbooks.com) and ISBS (www.isbs.com) in North America, as well as through online retailers.

Journals: WCC also publishes three internationally respected journals – The Ecumenical Review, International Review of Mission, and Current Dialogue – two of which are published in partnership with Wiley Blackwell.

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WCC Annual Review 2014

WCC Annual Review 2014

The 2014 Annual Review of the World Council of Churches, now published and posted online, reports on the 2014 activities and projects of the council.

Christianity in China is examined by The Ecumenical Review

Christianity in China is examined by The Ecumenical Review

“Christianity in China” forms the theme of 14 articles published in the March 2015 issue of The Ecumenical Review, a quarterly journal of the WCC. According to guest editors Xiao Ping Sun and Dietrich Werner, “Although early issues of The Ecumenical Review devoted some attention to the developments in Chinese Christianity and the need for better understanding and dialogue, in recent years the journal has published few articles” describing expressions of faith in China.