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Ecumenical Council of Churches in Austria

(Ökumenischer Rat der Kirchen in Österreich)

Founded in 1958.

Basis of membership: Membership is open to all churches in Austria which approve the aim of the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Austria and agree with its by-laws.

Aim: The purpose of the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Austria is to fulfill ecumenical tasks together. In particular, the council considers it to be its task to put into practice the ecumenical ideal in Austria, making it known, and deepening this ideal in the life of the congregations.

Member Of:
Associate Member Of:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Members:

Anglican Church

Armenian Apostolic Church

Bulgarian Orthodox Church

Catholic Church

Coptic Orthodox Church

Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession

Evangelical Church of the Helvetic Confession

Evangelical Methodist Church

Greek Orthodox Church

Old-Catholic Church

Romanian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church

Serbian Orthodox Church

Syrian Orthodox Church

Associate Members:
(Within the WCC membership)
Other Associate Members:


Austria Diakonia

Austrian Bible Society

Baptist Union

Ecumenical Youth Council

Evangelical Missionary Council

European Ecumenical Forum of Christian Women

National Ecumenical Committee Austria

"Pro Oriente"

Salvation Army


Vienna Community Church

World Day of Prayer