World Council of Churches

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

Thursdays in Black campaign relaunches efforts to end rape and violence

Thursdays in Black campaign relaunches efforts to end rape and violence

While the #MeToo movement may have been trending on social networks in recent months, the World Council of Churches (WCC) has been speaking out against sexual abuse and other forms of violence against women for several decades.

Local pastor says visit by pope encourages ecumenism in Geneva

Local pastor says visit by pope encourages ecumenism in Geneva

The pastor of a Protestant congregation in Geneva is excited that Pope Francis has accepted the invitation to join in celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches. “This is a pope who is open, inclusive, and engaged and speaks about things that are important to Christians and all humanity. His visit encourages and supports unity in the body of Christ,” says Rev. Andy Willis, pastor of the English-speaking Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva. “I am personally profoundly excited by what he represents.”

“Today is a day of joy and dancing” - North and South Koreans join in symbol of unity

“Today is a day of joy and dancing” - North and South Koreans join in symbol of unity

In a powerful symbol of unity, Christians from North and South Korea sang together yesterday during celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The Koreans linked arms to sing the 600-year-old folk song Arirang that is the unofficial anthem of Korea – the united Korea that existed until civil war divided the country in the 1950s.