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

Council called to strengthen communion

by Hui Jun Chia In his address on “Strengthening Communion” to the 2017 General Council, Rev. Dr. Collin Cowan drew out the critical question of whether the Communion’s strength was the end in itself, or if strength was… Read More

Organ concert provides experience in Bach’s home church

By Amy Eckert It was only fitting that an organ concert for the General Council on Monday would be held in Leipzig’s Thomaskirche, where organ master Johann Sebastian Bach served as cantor from 1723-1750. The beloved composer premiered… Read More

WCRC fosters dialogue between North and South Korea

Delegations from South and North Korea were able to meet at the General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Leipzig. These meetings are part of a process of dialogue for peace and reunification. by Laurence… Read More

Council challenged to practice a costly discipleship

by Hui Jun Chia “Are we facing forces which constitute a spiritual assault on the integrity and truth of Christian faith in today’s world?” This rhetorical question was posed by former General Secretary of the Reformed Church in… Read More