The Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) advises the WCC on critical situations in the world and on opportunities to support initiatives for peacemaking and justice. The commission helps the WCC identify challenges to the churches and guide them in shaping a coherent ecumenical response.
CCIA offers an ecumenical forum for addressing national and international problems to WCC member churches, their agencies and other ecumenical partners. The commission also provides a platform for information-sharing and joint advocacy to churches and others engaged in struggles for justice and peace.
Other tasks of the CCIA include advising on public policy and advocacy, analysis of systemic issues that underlie injustice and social transformation, promoting a peaceful and reconciling role for religion in conflicts, as well as promoting inter-religious dialogue as a framework for community building, faith sharing and understanding.