Discernment process relies on group consensus to discover God’s will

by Amy Eckert Over the course of the week and a half that the General Council has gathered in Leipzig, attendees have had many opportunities to hear of discernment. But what is discernment precisely? How does the process… Read More

WCRC welcomes steps towards lasting peace for Korean peninsula

The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) welcomes the important steps toward peace on the Korean peninsula that have been made this week. Even as political progress for potential peace was happening, an international group of ecumenical leaders… Read More

Consultation strengthens communion through diversity

The 2017 General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) recognized a variety of challenges to building a better communion, including linguistic and cultural tensions, as well as differences in theological and hermeneutical perspectives. The Council… Read More

Reformed-Pentecostal dialogue focuses on mission and ecclesiology

The fourth session in the Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue took place at Alphacrucis College in Parramatta, Australia, under the theme “Ministering to the Needs of the World: Mission and Ecclesiology.” Papers from both perspectives were presented, by Gabriella Rácsok (Reformed)… Read More

WCRC: Peace, not provocation, for Jerusalem

As Jesus came near and saw the city [Jerusalem], he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” –Luke… Read More

GIT 2017: A journey of inspiration and renewal from Wuppertal to Leipzig

by Hui Jun Chia “Our time in Wuppertal was an absolutely amazing reality of the beauty of God’s diversity—from the thoughtful setting, to the imaginative worship experiences, courses, exposure visits, to the clear and loving model of leadership… Read More

World Protestant body issues solidarity message with Palestinian Christians

by Stephen Brown The World Communion of Reformed Churches has urged its more than 225 member churches worldwide to examine their mission, education and investment relationships with Israel and Palestine in the light of the witness of Palestinian… Read More

WCRC joins declaration to overcome Reformation divisions

by Stephen Brown The World Communion of Reformed Churches has formally joined an ecumenical statement with Roman Catholics, Lutherans and Methodists aiming to overcome divisions between Protestants and Roman Catholics from the time of the Protestant Reformation. “Today… Read More

Council receives newly commissioned psalm with a standing ovation

By Amy Eckert. Photo by Anna Siggelkow. Aus Tiefer Not (“From Deep Distress”), a new psalm commissioned by the WCRC for the occasion of its 2017 General Council in Leipzig, made its world premiere at the Nikolaikirche Tuesday,… Read More

General Council approves statement on ordination of women

by Laurence Villoz The “Declaration of Faith on the Ordination of Women” was accepted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) at its General Council on Monday, 3 July, in Leipzig. “We have reached a certain consensus,”… Read More