World Council of Churches

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

1920(1): A beautiful letter from the Church of Constantinople

1920(1): A beautiful letter from the Church of Constantinople

Was 1920 to the ecumenical movement what the ancient used to call annus mirabilis, an amazing year? If you are confined like me you may take time to think about it. We start our ecumenical tour of 1920 one year earlier.

WCC invites prayer, music submissions for 11th Assembly

WCC invites prayer, music submissions for 11th Assembly

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The World Council of Churches is inviting prayer and music submissions for its 11th Assembly to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2021. Guidelines for submissions have been released, describing how materials will ideally reflect the assembly theme "Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity."

Church leaders, WHO hold global panel discussion on COVID-19

Church leaders, WHO hold global panel discussion on COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis, the church serves the spiritual and social needs of people afflicted by the pandemic which is gripping the world, and its key role was highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO). On 31 March a panel of experienced church leaders and medical experts went on air to address the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic from a medical, moral, and spiritual perspective. Outgoing World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit moderated the televised 60-minute session as one of his last duties.