WCRC supports reconciliation efforts in Korea

by Laurence Villoz The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) has called for the development of an ecumenical process to work toward the peaceful reconciliation of the Korean peninsula from 2017 to 2025, the 80th anniversary of Korea’s… Read More

Incoming President Najla Kassab speaks of gender equality and justice

By Amy Eckert “Here I stand, a Middle Eastern woman in the Pulpit of Luther.” So began the sermon delivered by Rev. Najla Kassab at the General Council worship service in Wittenberg on July 5. Now Kassab is… Read More

Peace process in Colombia is in danger, warns Council

by Stephen Brown Warning of dangers to a peace process in Colombia between the government and rebel movements, the World Communion of Reformed Churches has called on the Colombian government to ensure a negotiated end to the conflict… 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

Global Protestant gathering commemorates Czech reformer Jan Hus

By Stephen Brown With prayers, hymns and readings, the Czech reformer Jan Hus has been commemorated at a global assembly of Reformed churches on the anniversary of his being burned at the stake as a heretic on 6… Read More

World Exhibition brings Reformation to life in Wittenberg

When General Council members departed from the ecumenical service at Wittenberg’s Town Church on July 6, they discovered a city peppered with 90 Reformation-themed attractions, the World Reformation Exhibition. During this 500th anniversary year of Martin Luther’s Reformation,… Read More

Bible underlines the need to support diversity, says Palestinian Christian

by Stephen Brown The church worldwide will not survive if Christians in Africa, Asia and Latin America do not develop their own expressions of faith and theology, Palestinian Christian Mitri Raheb has told a global assembly of Reformed… Read More

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

Leipzig’s Reformed Church relishes opportunity to host Council

by Amy Eckert When Pastor Elke Bucksch learned in 2015 that the World Communion of Reformed Churches would hold its 2017 General Council meeting in eastern Germany, she couldn’t have been happier. When it was decided just a… Read More

The hipster side of Berlin

by Hui Jun Chia One could mistake the artsy, vibrant Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg in Berlin as just another bustling capital city with typical restaurants and shopping brands lining its streets. However, this very place belies a solemn history… Read More