Leipzig’s Reformed Church relishes opportunity to host Council

by Amy Eckert When Pastor Elke Bucksch learned in 2015 that the World Communion of Reformed Churches would hold its 2017 General Council meeting in eastern Germany, she couldn’t have been happier. When it was decided just a… 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

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

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

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