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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity celebrated in southern hemisphere

The worlds largest prayer gathering—the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity—is being celebrated in the southern hemisphere from 19-26 May, drawing together churches across the globe under the theme "You shall love the Lord your God ... and your neighbour as yourself" (Luke 10:27).

Asian Regional Ecumenical Theological Institute

21 July - 17 August 2024

Applications are open for an Asian Ecumenical Institute organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Regional Ecumenical Theological Institute and the Christian Conference of Asia. The deadline is 10 June.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

WCC general secretary to Methodist General Conference: “Christian unity matters”

What is God calling Christians and the Christian Church to do today? Whose and what voices are we listening to?” asked Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in his sermon at the ecumenical worship of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) on 30 April, in Charlotte, North Carolina (US). 

2025 – An Ecumenical Year on the Pilgrimage of Justice, Reconciliation, and Unity

In seeking to renew the quest for unity of the churches and of all humanity, the WCC and the wider ecumenical fellowship find inspiration in two major anniversaries that fall in 2025, the 1700th anniversary of the First Ecumenical Council at Nicaea in 325 and the 100th anniversary of the Universal Christian Conference on Life and Work in Stockholm in 1925.

This brochure highlights WCC activities and events that will commemorate these two events, but also a number of other significant anniversaries.

Promoting harmony amidst diversity: The International Center For Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony in Kaduna, Nigeria

In a world often marred by religious strife and intolerance, there is an oasis of hope and understanding in Kaduna, Nigeria—the International Center for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony (ICIPH). Established in 2016, this centre stands as a beacon of unity, dedicated to fostering dialogue, understanding, and cooperation among people of diverse faith backgrounds.

WCC general secretary's sermon at United Methodist General Conference, Ecumenical Service (30 April 2024)

What is God calling Christians and the Christian Church to do today? Whose and what voices are we listening to?” asked Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in his sermon at the ecumenical worship of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) on 30 April, in Charlotte, North Carolina (US). 

General Secretary