Displaying 1 - 20 of 65

From hostility to hospitality: Closing prayers at Karlsruhe

“The audacity to love as Christ loves,” said the Rt. Rev. Joy Evelyn Abdul-Mohan, is “an imperative, not an option” for churches in today’s world. “When we have our agenda inclusive of all, for the benefit of all, then the cooperation and the commitment of all will be assured, and Christ’s audacious love will become more real to us.”

WCC assembly delegates will have increasing roles in prayer cycle

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) continues its prayer cycle, WCC 11th Assembly delegates can expect to have increasingly larger roles in prayers and reflections. This trend will begin the week of 15 November, when the ecumenical prayer cycle focuses on the people and churches of Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.

Pacific islands in peril, local churches' leader stresses before COP26

The Pacific islands are in grave danger and at the frontline of global climate change, so that is why the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, known as COP26, in Glasgow is so important for islanders, says Rev. James Bhagwan. He is general secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, a Methodist minister based in Fiji, and visited Geneva on his way to COP26, in Scotland's biggest city, Glasgow, from 31 October to 12 November.

Joint Interfaith Statement on the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

As the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force on 22 January, the World Council of Churches joined other global faith communities in welcoming the groundbreaking moment. A joint statement endorsed by 156 organizations celebrated the milestone and, at the same time, noted that there is urgent work yet to be done to ensure a nuclear weapons-free world.

Commission on International Affairs

Morning Prayer for Friday, 13 November 2020

Eternal God, direct our lives today and every day to just and peaceful action...

With the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle we pray for the churches and people of Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. Today's order of prayer also includes material published by the World YWCA and World YMCA for their World Week of Prayer and World Fellowship.

WCC Programmes

In Japan, indigenous and ecumenical youth call for action against racism

Twenty-seven indigenous and ecumenical youths gathered together for a five-day World Council of Churches (WCC) event this week in Japan’s third-largest, western city of Osaka. Participants gathered under the theme, “WCC Continuing Formation on Youth and Racism Awareness in Asia & Indigenous Youth Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.”