World Council of Churches



September 17, 2019

The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Secretary of the General Convention, announced that The Episcopal Church has been invited to send delegates to the 2021 Assembly of the World Council of Churches, scheduled for September 8 – 16, 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The theme for the 2021 Assembly...

September 17, 2019

El Canónigo Michael Barlowe, Secretario de la Convención General, anunció que La Iglesia Episcopal ha sido invitada a enviar delegados a la Asamblea de 2021 del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias, prevista para el 8 al 16 de septiembre de 2021 en Karlsruhe, Alemania.

El tema de la Asamblea de...

June 18, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The World Council of Churches deputy General Secretary Isabel Apawo Phiri has told a Geneva-based event that churches and organizations working together can prevent and address “tragic reality” of violence against children.

As part of a World Vision...

June 11, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Expressing its deep disappointment at U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement, the World Council of Churches has urged renewed commitment by churches and praised local communities and governments for their reaffirmation of climate commitments.


April 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] World Council of Churches General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit has called for a cultural shift as he expressed deep sympathy to the families of the victims of  a suspected nerve gas attack in Idlib province in Syria. Multiple news sources have confirmed that more...

March 22, 2017

[World Council of Churches] As Great Britain continued to cope with grief and trauma in the wake of the country’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years, World Council of Churches’ general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, offered sympathy for those who lost loved ones from Great Britain and...

March 8, 2017

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches March 9 expressed grave concern about a new law passed March 8 by the Knesset which reportedly forbids granting entry visas to foreign nationals who call for economic, cultural or academic boycotts of either Israel or the Israeli...

October 20, 2016

Reports by Ellen K. Wondra

Commission on Faith and Order, June 17-24, 2015, Monastery of Caraiman, Busteni, Romania

Following the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 2013, the Commission on Faith and Order was reconstituted and had its first meeting at the Monastery of...

March 16, 2016

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches’ commitment to child rights and gender justice is manifested by its support for Together for Girls’ Every Hour Matters campaign, which was launched last week. The campaign aims to increase awareness of the critical importance of...

January 21, 2016

[World Council of Churches] Following the WCC/UN high level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January, a statement has been issued entitled “Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis, From Origin to Transit, Reception and...



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“Churches’ Commitments to Children” is an open invitation to the WCC member churches and partner