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

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