World Council of Churches

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

Prayer implores “justice, peace and equality in the Holy Land”

Prayer implores “justice, peace and equality in the Holy Land”

Gathered before a piece of the Berlin Wall on display in the Ecumenical Centre garden in Geneva, people of good will gathered for a midday prayer on 18 September in observance of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel.

Bible, biodiversity portrayed via photo exhibition in New York and Geneva

Bible, biodiversity portrayed via photo exhibition in New York and Geneva

On the eve of the Climate Action Summit in New York, four ecumenical organizations are launching a photo exhibition on the Bible and biodiversity. Titled “And It Is Good,” the exhibition pairs photos of nature and creatures with verses from the Bible, highlighting diversity in nature and affirming creation is good.

Worshipping safely: UN, faith communities unite to prevent violence

Worshipping safely: UN, faith communities unite to prevent violence

In an era in which places of worship have become, too often, targets for violence, United Nations officials and religious leaders gathered in New York City on 19 September to talk over plans for preventing attacks against people of faith.