WCRC shares militarization concerns in NE Asia

The National Council of Churches in Korea has issued a statement of concern regarding a recent summit between the United States and Japan which would revise the “Guidelines for US-Japan Defense Cooperation.” We share the concern of our… Read More

Prayer Request: Lebanon, Syria and Iraq

In the fall of 2014 WCRC member churches in Lebanon and Syria joined other Christian churches in the region to issue an urgent appeal regarding the unfolding events in the area, including Iraq. They declared a “state of… Read More

Call for prayer against xenophobia in South Africa

A wave of xenophobic violence has hit South Africa, leaving several dead and thousands homeless. Malawi is planning to repatriate its citizens while “Zimbabwe has also condemned the attacks, blamed on locals who accuse foreigners of taking their jobs,”… Read More

Prayers for Kenya

Sisters and brothers, We join with our member churches, our ecumenical partners and all people of faith to condemn the attacks in Kenya on 2 April 2015. We ask for prayers for our sisters and brothers in Kenya,… Read More

Help needed in Vanuatu

Updated 26 March 2015 Cyclone Pam has left thousands of people homeless on Vanuatu and food in short supply in certain areas. The country needs food and relief supplies, officials said, even as attention is starting to turn… Read More

Call to prayer for kidnapped Assyrian Christians

A message from our sisters and brothers in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon states in part: “As our Armenian brothers and sisters are commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the massacre inflicted on them in early… Read More

Prayers and support needed for peace in Colombia

Earlier this month leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia, a member of the WCRC, as well as leaders in other churches, received very public death threats. A coalition of churches and peacemaking organisations in Colombia responded in… Read More

Continuing racial unrest in United States deepens need for prayer and action

A series of recent events and judicial decisions in the United States have made divisions within the country over the issue of racism starkly apparent. Our sisters and brothers in the USA are calling for prayer, peaceful protests,… Read More

Prayers for South Sudan on Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dear friends, I write today to call on you to arrange for your congregations to join in praying for South Sudan on Sunday, February 16, 2014. In doing so we join a call to prayer that has been… Read More