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WCC extends greetings and appreciation to Bishop Brian Farrell

World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay extended birthday greetings to Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, commending Farrell for more than two decades of service with the dicastery and congratulating him on his retirement.

In USA, pilgrims trek for 200+ kilometers calling for ceasefire in Palestine

Sometimes the pilgrims were a couple dozen people walking on the shoulder of a nondescript rural highway in freezing temperatures. Other times their ranks swelled into the hundreds, as they rallied in US cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, and, finally, Washington, D.C., where, on 21 February, they urged President Biden to call for an end to the war in Palestine.

Welcome to the Ecumenical Centre

The Ecumenical Centre was designed by Geneva architects Henri Lesemann and the Honegger Brothers in the early sixties and was officially inaugurated at the WCC central committee meeting in July 1965.
This tour guide provides a brief overview in text and pictures of the rich ecumenical and art history of the centre.

Toward the Sixth World Conference on Faith and Order

Commemorating the Council of Nicaea: Where Now for Visible Unity?

The Sixth World Conference on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will take place from 24 to 28 October 2025 near Alexandria, Egypt, around the theme “Where now for visible unity?” The conference will be the centrepiece of the WCC’s activities to mark the 1700th anniversary of the first Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, a key moment in the history of Christian faith and for the ecumenical journey today.
This booklet provides the context for and overview of the proposed conference.

What can churches do to prevent modern slavery?

Jackline Makena Mutuma is clergy with the Methodist Church in Kenya and a student at the Ecumenical Institute at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, where her current research is related to the intersection of modern day slavery and global warming. She was also recently elected as one of the vice moderators of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order. In a WCC interview, she reflects on the urgent issue of preventing modern slavery.

WCC and partners to host seminar in Assisi on Feast of Creation

The World Council of Churches (WCC), with the Laudato Si’ Movement and other partners, will cohost a seminar in Assisi, Italy, on 15-16 March. Entitled "The Feast of Creation and the Mystery of Creation: Ecumenism, Theology, Liturgy, and Signs of the Times in Dialogue,” the event aims to deepen the collective understanding and appreciation of the Feast of Creation, observed on 1 September.

WCC to host discussion on humanitarian needs

The World Council of Churches and ACT Alliance, on 4 March, will host a 90-minute discussion on humanitarian needs. The purpose will be to hear and discuss the views of faith-based organisations on what constitutes humanitarian need” and how best to prioritize between different needs and contexts.