World Council of Churches

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

Bossey Ecumenical Institute: Empowering students to change church and society

Bossey Ecumenical Institute: Empowering students to change church and society

The Ecumenical Institute Bossey, which Pope Francis visits on Thursday, 21 June, as part of his pilgrimage to the World Council of Churches in Geneva, is a workshop of ideas, where the future path toward Christian unity is being mapped out.

WCC seeks to de-escalate rising violence in the Philippines

WCC seeks to de-escalate rising violence in the Philippines

Noting “the worsening human rights situation and increasing violence and impunity” in the Philippines, WCC’s central committee has expressed its alarm and outrage, pointing particularly to the role of the government there.

Ecumenical Pilgrimage: Bishop Farrell looks forward to Pope Francis' visit to WCC

Ecumenical Pilgrimage: Bishop Farrell looks forward to Pope Francis' visit to WCC

Bishop Brian Farrell has been a key figure on the ecumenical scene since his appointment as secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in 2002. Over that time he has attended most of the major events in the life of the WCC, including the last assembly in South Korea and the recent Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Tanzania.