World Council of Churches



December 21, 1998

Almost a thousand delegates from over 300 members of the World Council of Churches (WCC) met in Zimbabwe for nearly two weeks to celebrate the ecumenical organization's 50th anniversary-and to chart what they hoped would be a new course for a new millenium. African drums and exuberant songs...

December 21, 1998

Over forty "padares" or meeting places provided opportunities for the issue of forcibly displaced people to be examined. Church groups from India, the Middle East, Great Britain, Belguim, Canada, the United States, Hungary, Uruguay, Switzerland, Ethiopia, South Africa and Zimbabwe relayed...

September 25, 1998

The World Council of Churches officially celebrated its 50th anniversary with church services in Amsterdam, site of the WCC's first assembly, and in Geneva, where the organization's headquarters are located.

The services were the first of several events that will culminate in the WCC's...