Pope Francis To Visit Indonesia in September

02/29/2020 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – According to Archbishop Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo of Jakarta, Pope Francis’ expected apostolic trip to Muslim-majority Indonesia next September...

A Wuhan Church Finds God’s Grace Amid Coronavirus Scare

03/01/2020 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The Root and Foot Christian Church (RFCC) is situated at the very center of the Coronavirus epidemic –...

WCC opens applications for seminar in Tonga on transformative masculinity and femininity

Applications are open to young people for participation in a June 2020 World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Continuing Formation seminar. To...

WCC general secretary: “Love opens the way to change”

Speaking in Bergen, Norway at an international conference on Sustainability and Climate in Religion organized by the Western Norway University of Applied...

How churches deal with the challenge of latecomers to worship services

The attendance will really be low today.  I looked around the worship center two minutes before the service was...

Festivities and dialogue launch new WCC journal

A lively interchange on the rapidly changing landscape of interreligious encounter marked the  launch of a new journal at the Ecumenical Centre...

Pope Francis appeals for displaced women and children in Syria

Pope Francis appealed Sunday for the protection of women and children fleeing violence in northwestern Syria, as more than half a million...

WCC looks back at Korean peace effort – and forward with inspiration for 2020

With the announcement on 6 February of a Global Prayer Campaign for peace on the Korean Peninsula, World Council of Churches (WCC)...

Cistercian nuns seek help to build new monastery in Wisconsin

Valley of Our Lady Monastery, a community of Cistercian nuns in Wisconsin, is raising funds for a new monastery complex following a...

WCC general secretary appointed as presiding bishop for Church of Norway

On 30 January, the Church Council of the Church of Norway appointed World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav...
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WCC expresses sympathy with people in Croatian capital in wake of earthquake

After an earthquake rocked Croatia's capital Zagreb, the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed sympathy with people who lost their homes. Several buildings...

CSW calls for police investigation after couple assaulted for distributing Christian tracts

CSW has called on police in Tamil Nadu, India, to take action to investigate an incident on 5 March in which a...

North Korea Produces Candy for Founder’s Birthday Amid Food Scarcity

03/21/2020 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – North Korea is preparing for the birthday celebration of its late founder, Kim Il Sung, a...