Collegial leadership begins guiding Communion

The “Collegial General Secretariat,” composed of the three executive secretaries of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), officially began its leadership responsibilities on 1 September. The three executives—Hanns Lessing (Evangelical Church of Westphalia), Philip Vinod Peacock (Church… Read More

Ecumenical forum condemns attacks on religious leaders in Cameroon

The members of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace and Justice in Cameroon expressed in a statement how appalled they are by the continuing violence and targeted sectarian attacks against people and communities, including religious leaders and places of… Read More

Ecumenical service opens 2021 Season of Creation

The 2021 Season of Creation opens with an online, live streamed ecumenical prayer service on 1 September at 13:00 (CEST). The Season of Creation runs annually from 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of… Read More

Need to work together for peace in Korea remains

Participants in a meeting of members and partners of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification & Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula (EFK), held online on 25 August, emphasized the need to continue to work together for peace on… Read More

Ferguson reflects on time as general secretary

Chris Ferguson is concluding his term as general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) on 31 August. Below is an edited interview with him, reflecting on his seven-year tenure. Seven years ago you said, “Called… Read More

Reformed World returns

After a longer than expected hiatus, Reformed World, the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) theological journal, has returned with a pair of editions released simultaneously. During the two years between the last issue and now the editorial… Read More

Messages of urgency brought to “COVID & Beyond” process

The third “circle” of the World Communion of Reformed Churches’ (WCRC) “COVID & Beyond” discernment process concluded with an online meeting on Wednesday, 4 August. “We are gathering all that we have heard over the last two months,… Read More

WCRC calls for meaningful responses to natural disasters

We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labour pains until now… (Romans 8:22) The recent floods in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium have led to a catastrophic loss of life and livelihood. Accounts from member… Read More

WCRC joins in support of gender equality

In 1995, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, an ambitious roadmap for gender equality. In the last 26 years, religious actors have been working from the local to the global level to transform gender… Read More

Tax justice critical agree economists and church leaders

Addressing the upcoming G20 International Taxation Symposium, a webinar brought together economists, activists, and church representatives to explore how tax justice and reparations—as called for in the ecumenical Zacchaeus Tax (ZacTax) campaign—could help the world attain a just… Read More