Faith has a duty to promote reconciliation, says German president

by Stephen Brown German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appealed to a global gathering of Reformed churches to demonstrate the peacemaking role of faith at a time when religious beliefs are misused to justify violence. “Now more than ever… Read More

Reformation challenges church to rediscover spirit of protest, global Protestant gathering told

by Stephen Brown The commemoration of the Protestant Reformation challenges the church to undergo radical renewal and transformation, Indian theologian George Zachariah said in a keynote address to the global assembly of the World Communion of Reformed Churches… Read More

Newly commissioned Psalm part of the commemoration of the General Council in Leipzig

By Amy Eckert When the WCRC decided to commission a new musical work on the occasion of the 2017 General Council, there was quick consensus that only a psalm would do. “Psalms express sentiment in an extraordinary way,”… Read More

WCRC president urges prophetic voice to promote global renewal and transformation

By Stephen Brown A world in crisis needs a renewed commitment to justice and peace, the president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), the Rev. Dr Jerry Pillay, has told delegates attending the WCRC’s global assembly… Read More

Terence Corkin brings discernment processes to the WCRC in Leipzig

By Amy Eckert Terence Corkin, ordained minister of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) and a discernment facilitator and coach, arrived at the WCRC General Council in Leipzig with a new book in hand: The Church Guide for… Read More

Stewards work behind the scenes of the General Council

By Amy Eckert Attendees may never see the work done by the WCRC’s stewards. But without their volunteer hours, the General Council couldn’t function. Before most delegates ever arrived, a team of 75 stewards were unpacking trucks, ripping… Read More

Youth Gathering Kicks off before the General Council

By Amy Eckert Long before the WCRC’s General Council delegates began to arrive—even before the Women and Youth Pre-Councils landed in Germany—a group of some 120 young adults began a period of worship, study and interaction at a… Read More

Young theologians gather for unique experience

They have come from many nations, gathering at the top of what has been called the “holy hill.” The Global Institute of Theology (GIT) officially began at the Theological College for Church and Diaconie on Saturday, 10 June,… Read More

Ferguson calls for joint LWF-WCRC assemblies

In his greetings to the Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation’s (LWF), Chris Ferguson, general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), called for consideration of a joint meeting between the organizations. “There are many things… Read More

Prize empowers women

Nominations are now being accepted for the Sylvia Michel Prize, a bi-annual award that promotes and supports projects preparing women for leadership positions in Reformed churches worldwide. The prize of US$5000 is awarded every two years by the… Read More