Ferguson casts vision for Communion

by Laurence Villoz In his report to the WCRC General Council, General Secretary Chris Ferguson outlined a new vision for the future, even as he noted the challenges the Communion has taken on since the 2010 Uniting General… Read More

Art Lab unites international artists around General Council

by Amy Eckert While WCRC delegates were worshiping and discerning in the Messe, a dozen artists gathered across town. Their task: To create artworks inspired by the General Council’s themes of transformation and Reformation, and to do so… Read More

Serving as a steward key to Hipp’s pastoral calling

by Amy Eckert When Joanna Hipp was invited to serve as a steward at a meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2012, she recognized the unique opportunity to learn about ecumenism. Hipp’s mentor and professor,… Read More

For two Syrian sisters, the General Council offers an opportunity to speak of difficulty…and hope

by Amy Eckert It’s difficult to live in Homs, Syria, in 2017. It’s even more difficult to live in the besieged city as an openly practicing Christian. Loujain Saad, a member of the National Evangelical Synod in Syria… Read More

The “living God” challenges death and destruction, Jürgen Moltmann tells global gathering of Reformed churches

by Stephen Brown Without a vision for the future, new scientific and technological possibilities will be used for the death and destruction of humanity, according to German theologian Jürgen Moltmann, speaking at a global assembly of Reformed churches…. Read More

Faith has a duty to promote reconciliation, says German president

by Stephen Brown German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appealed to a global gathering of Reformed churches to demonstrate the peacemaking role of faith at a time when religious beliefs are misused to justify violence. “Now more than ever… Read More

Reformation challenges church to rediscover spirit of protest, global Protestant gathering told

by Stephen Brown The commemoration of the Protestant Reformation challenges the church to undergo radical renewal and transformation, Indian theologian George Zachariah said in a keynote address to the global assembly of the World Communion of Reformed Churches… Read More

Newly commissioned Psalm part of the commemoration of the General Council in Leipzig

By Amy Eckert When the WCRC decided to commission a new musical work on the occasion of the 2017 General Council, there was quick consensus that only a psalm would do. “Psalms express sentiment in an extraordinary way,”… Read More

WCRC president urges prophetic voice to promote global renewal and transformation

By Stephen Brown A world in crisis needs a renewed commitment to justice and peace, the president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), the Rev. Dr Jerry Pillay, has told delegates attending the WCRC’s global assembly… Read More

Terence Corkin brings discernment processes to the WCRC in Leipzig

By Amy Eckert Terence Corkin, ordained minister of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) and a discernment facilitator and coach, arrived at the WCRC General Council in Leipzig with a new book in hand: The Church Guide for… Read More