In a historic joint pastoral statement released on 26 March, the World Council of Churches and Regional Ecumenical Organizations affirmed the urgency of standing together to protect life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
A longtime WCC leader from the Orthodox Church in Romania will serve as the World Council of Churches’ top executive beginning April 1.
In light of concerns about the current international spread of COVID 19, the coronavirus, the leadership of the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee has decided to postpone the upcoming full WCC central committee meeting.
During Lent, a time in which ecumenical organizations intensify prayer, three organizations concerned with disaster response are encouraging all to include prayers for the climate and to influence policymakers for COP26.
The Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit will leave the World Council of Churches at the end of March after two terms as its general secretary.
During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, to be celebrated January 18-25, Christians across the world will pray and reflect on what it means to “show unusual kindness.”
The archbishop has been a critic of Israel’s actions towards Palestinians and an advocate for Christians living in Israeli-occupied territories, especially the Gaza Strip.
The Christmas message helps us to see all things and everyone that God has created as expressions of God’s will and God’s love, writes the top executive of the World Council of Churches.
The Rev. Chebon Kernell, a United Methodist clergyman, spoke to the UN Climate Change Conference’s faith section on behalf of the World Council of Churches.
A Methodist pastor in the Bahamas says that God is present during catastrophes, often in the small nudges to prayer and caring for those harmed by the storm.