The World Council of Churches (WCC), in partnership with the Church of England’s The Clewer Initiative (TCI), is launching a groundbreaking Lent resource addressing modern slavery. This resource aligns with WCC Churches' Commitment to Children, supporting churches and partners in their efforts to strengthen protection against exploitation.
In a COP28 side event at the Global Climate Action pavilion, WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay delivered a powerful message on the vital role of faith actors in driving practical and impactful climate action across the globe.
Julia Rensberg, a passionate advocate for youth and Indigenous Sami communities from the Church of Sweden, took centre stage at the Faith Pavilion's side event on “Interfaith Youth Dialogue on Climate Justice, Promoting Resilience and Hope.”
In a sermon during an ecumenical service at COP28, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay set the tone for faith-based involvement: churches must speak and act for climate justice.
Attending his first climate talks as the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay took time via an interview to share the key elements of the WCC’s work at COP28—and his biggest hopes.
As she spoke during a World AIDS Day event hosted by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, Gracia Violeta Ross, programme executive for WCC Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy, called for honesty, equality, and inclusivity.
As COP28 opened on 30 November, an interfaith dialogue in the spirit of talanoa — a holistic, life-affirming dialogue practice from the Pacific —brought what World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay described as “an ethical, moral, and spiritual voice” to the climate talks.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission is convening for its first full online meeting on 27 and 29 November, and 1 and 4 December, following an introductory meeting held in September.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission for World Mission and Evangelism and Programme for Overcoming Racism, Xenophobia, and Related Discrimination hosted a meeting of young Black European Christians.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) planning group met on 23-25 November, praying together and envisioning the future with a focus on the WCC Strategic Plan.
The latest issue of The Ecumenical Review, the quarterly journal of the World Council of Churches (WCC) is titled “A Living Fellowship of Churches” and marks the 75th anniversary of the WCC, which was founded in 1948 at its 1st Assembly in Amsterdam.
Ecumenical accompaniers continue to document violations of human rights in Palestine and Israel, some of the latest being reported at a school in Masafer Yatta, and in Jerusalem affecting Armenian Christians.
A new book, “Waterfall of Solidarity and Resistance—sharing the stories,” brings to life in its pages the waterfall tapestry that captured global attention during the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe.