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

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

LWF and WCRC sign the Wittenberg Witness, as WCRC joins JDDJ

“In the pursuit of communion and common witness” In an ecumenical worship service, held in the City Church in Wittenberg today, the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) signed the Wittenberg Witness,… Read More

Witnessing to the unity of the church from Wittenberg

We will be live streaming a very special ecumenical service from the City Church in Wittenberg beginning at 10 a.m. this morning. At the service both our Association agreement to the JDDJ and the Wittenberg Witness will be… Read More

Prayers for peace in Leipzig recall place of East Germany’s ‘peaceful revolution’

by Stephen Brown When delegates from the General Council took part in peace prayers at the Leipzig’s historic Nikolaikirche—St Nicholas’ Church—they joined a tradition stretching back 35 years which became a focus for a peaceful revolt against communist… Read More