World Council of Churches

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

WCC celebrates the life and witness of Rev. Dr Philip Potter

A special tribute was paid by the WCC to the Rev. Dr Philip Potter, the third general secretary of the WCC, who served in that office from 1972 to 1984. A global ecumenical leader known for accompanying churches around the world in their struggles for unity, justice and peace, Potter died on 31 March at the age of 93 in Lübeck, Germany.

A presence to accompany vulnerable communities

They are there every day, each month of the year – as they have been for the last 13 years. They have become a natural element in the chaos of life in Israel and Palestine. Their presence is appreciated. They provide safety and stability. Their sole weapon is a pen, or a camera. They see and listen; they analyze and report back.

Churches speak against negative impact of mining at World Social Forum

Churches speak against negative impact of mining at World Social Forum

The social and ecological cost of expanding mineral exploration and extraction was highlighted by churches at the World Social Forum.

Events

16 February - 05 April 2015 Seven Weeks for Water

01 April 2015 Fast for the Climate