Middle Eastern church leaders gather to celebrate Reformation

Amman, Jordan – “When the West looks at Christianity of the East, they don’t look at the mosaic, they look at the Orthodox, not the Evangelicals,” said Habib Badr of the Evangelical Church of Beirut (Lebanon).  This describes… Read More

Prayers and support requested for hurricane relief

As Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean, the WCRC Reformed Partnership Fund is dispatching emergency relief money to the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba to assist in their recovery after Hurricane Irma. The church has reported extensive damage… Read More

Dialogue explores communion as an “unbreakable gift and calling”

The International Reformed–Anglican Dialogue between the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Anglican Communion met for the third time in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 31 August to 7 September 2017. The co-chairs are Elizabeth Welch (WCRC)… Read More

GEM school integrates theology and economics

With the aim of building competency in economics within churches, the second Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life (GEM School) was held from 21 August – 1 September in Lusaka, Zambia. Fifteen… Read More

WCRC internship programme accepting applications for 2018

The World Communion of Reformed Churches is accepting applications for its 2018 internship programme. The programme gives highly qualified young people an opportunity to gain valuable experience working with an international ecumenical organization. The internship will be for… Read More

New executive staff named

The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) will welcome a pair of new executive secretaries to its staff in January 2018. Philip Peacock joins as the executive secretary for justice and witness while Hanns Lessing comes on as… Read More

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