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Director’s address, Faith and Order Meeting, 27 November 2023

It is often said that “Bad news travels fast.” Indeed, it is hard not to be focused on the difficulties and harsh challenges we are facing in today’s world. In a digital village that we live in, where every piece of news is spread quickly, the worst news takes center stage. “We live in a time of profound crisis”, “The world is as disunited as ever”, “Society is polarized!” are just some of the everyday remarks describing the present condition. 

Commission on Faith and Order

Keynote address by Peter Prove, director of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs at the Peace Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia

"Peace Among the People – Interreligious Action for Peace and Inclusive Communities", keynote address by Peter Prove, director of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches, at the Peace Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 November 2023.

Commission on International Affairs

Remembering the WCC 11th Assembly: one year later

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) observes one year since the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, many resources can help the global fellowship, friends, and partners take a reflective look back at a gathering that drew more than 4,500 people, including 659 official delegates from the WCCs 352 member churches.

Chrétiens et chrétiennes du Moyen-Orient: «Nous portons la croix avec dignité et espoir»

«Nous portons la croix avec dignité et espoir» C’est par ces mots que les chrétien-ne-s du Moyen-Orient ont, lors de la réunion du Comité central du Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE), ouvert leur témoignage sur les fardeaux et des difficultés – mais aussi la résilience – qu’ils et elles rencontrent au quotidien sur la terre où est né le christianisme.