General Council approves statement on ordination of women

by Laurence Villoz The “Declaration of Faith on the Ordination of Women” was accepted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) at its General Council on Monday, 3 July, in Leipzig. “We have reached a certain consensus,”… Read More

A red thread links Council participants and artists on Leipzig’s Nikolaikirchhof

By Amy Eckert. Photos by Anna Siggelkow. Hundreds of General Council delegates joined in a silent walk from Leipzig’s Willy-Brandt Platz to the St. Nicholas Church on Saturday, July 1. In their hands they carried a portion of… Read More

Lombard Prize awarded to New Zealand’s Jordan Redding

By Amy Eckert Jordan Redding, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and a doctoral student from Dunedin, New Zealand, has been named the winner of the 2017 Lombard Prize. In association with Lombard,… Read More

WCRC members create justice-themed theatrical performance

By Amy Eckert, photo by Fritz Baarlink They arrived from five continents and 11 nations: Brazil and South Africa, Pakistan and Argentina, Canada and Ghana. Fifteen Reformed church members, none of them professional actors and all of them… Read More

WCRC witnesses to the world in Berlin

by Stephen Brown Christians have to stand against all forms of injustice in the economy and the environment, Chris Ferguson, general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), said in a sermon at a service in… Read More

Global gathering challenged to overcome church entanglement with injustice

by Stephen Brown In a world marked by injustice and discrimination, churches need to recognize how they are intertwined with structures of power if they are to promote justice and solidarity, a global gathering of Reformed Christians has… Read More

The WCRC considers a call for its members to accept the ordination of women

by Laurence Villoz While the churches deplore injustices against women, some of them perpetuate gender inequality by denying female ordination. “Gender based violence is one of the biggest challenges in the world,” said Dr. Dorcas Gordon, principal of… Read More

Ferguson casts vision for Communion

by Laurence Villoz In his report to the WCRC General Council, General Secretary Chris Ferguson outlined a new vision for the future, even as he noted the challenges the Communion has taken on since the 2010 Uniting General… Read More

Art Lab unites international artists around General Council

by Amy Eckert While WCRC delegates were worshiping and discerning in the Messe, a dozen artists gathered across town. Their task: To create artworks inspired by the General Council’s themes of transformation and Reformation, and to do so… Read More

The “living God” challenges death and destruction, Jürgen Moltmann tells global gathering of Reformed churches

by Stephen Brown Without a vision for the future, new scientific and technological possibilities will be used for the death and destruction of humanity, according to German theologian Jürgen Moltmann, speaking at a global assembly of Reformed churches…. Read More