WCC Publications is the book publishing programme of the World Council of Churches. It facilitates the divers voices of global Christianity and enhances the larger visibility and cultural presence of the ecumenical movement.
WCC publishes various commercially available titles each year, works that specifically engage religious and social issues confronting world Christianity, inform and encourage the ecumenical movement, and provide resources for research on ecumenical history and theology.
Religious trade books: Voices from around the world, in theology, social justice and spirituality for the general public and people in the churches
Academic works: Books on substantive issues – religious and theological, ethical, geopolitical – facing world Christianity
Anthologies, textbooks, and reference works: Indispensable resources for understanding the ecumenical movement, both historically and now
Convergence documents: Landmark publications for the world church reflecting strong convergence among the churches – even those outside the WCC – exemplified in these published statements:
- a mission statement entitled Together towards Life
- the new ecclesiology document The Church: Towards a Common Vision,
- a pivotal document on An Economy of Life, and
- the Vatican/World Evangelical Alliance/WCC statement on missionary conduct, Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World.
In addition, WCC publishes a dozen programme reports yearly that are distributed gratis online and by mail.
Journals: The WCC also publishes three internationally respected journals – The Ecumenical Review, International Review of Mission, and Current Dialogue – in partnership with Wiley Blackwell.
Authors that have been asked to contribute to WCC publications or who are entering WCC essay competitions can find guidelines to the WCC writing, spelling and citation guidelines here.