WCRC condemns white supremacism in USA

The “largest hate-rally of its kind in decades in the United States” was countered by a determined group of clergy and thousands of other activists over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. One counter-demonstrator was killed and more… Read More

Korean call for dialogue and prayer

The Reconciliation and Reunification Committee of the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) has sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-In urging immediate dialogue to defuse the increased tensions between the North and South on… Read More

Mount Sinabung Erupts: Prayers and Support Requested

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. (Isaiah 54:10…. Read More

Mutuality and cooperation focus at Korean peace meeting in Leipzig

The need for urgent ecumenical responses to the dangerously escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula was the focus of a meeting of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula (EFK) held in… Read More

Lebanese pastor elected as president

The Rev. Najla Kassab, a minister in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL), has been elected president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), which groups more than 225 churches in over 110 countries…. Read More

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

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