Taking part in the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Pope Francis affirmed the Catholic Church’s commitment to the ecumenical journey saying, ‘For us as Christians, walking together is not a ploy to strengthen our own positions, but an act of obedience to the Lord and love for our […]
You can catch up on the proceedings of the 2018 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) via CEC’s Facebook page which has videos of many of the sessions. The assembly took place in Novi Sad, Serbia, between 31 May and 6 June 2018, bringing together representatives of churches, ecumenical and partner organisations […]
Churches Together in England’s review of 2017 looks back at its work and issues during 2017, including the anniversaries of the Reformation and the Swanwick Declaration, Behind Closed Doors human trafficking report, They Also Served project looking at the contribution of Black African and Caribbean servicemen and servicewomen to WW1, and Church relationships. It also […]
Following the Windrush scandal and calls for the UK government to re-think its immigration policies, we continue our focus on welcoming the stranger. This week’s reflection comes from our resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018, which uses material originated by the Caribbean churches. Although many traditionally observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity during January each year, some also observe it during Pentecost.
Churches, families and individuals are being asked to join a global wave of prayer for more people to come to know Jesus Christ between 10th May – 20th May 2018. The prayer movement started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England and has grown […]
Find out about the work of the Irish Council of Churches (ICC) from the 2017 annual report. It features reports from Rt Rev John McDowell, President of the ICC; Jonathan Wilson, ICC Honorary Treasurer ; Dr Nicola Brady, ICC General Secretary; and Dr Damian Jackson, ICC Programme Officer. It also includes a report on the […]
In 1989, the churches committed themselves afresh to the vision of full visible unity, saying they were to be “no longer strangers but pilgrims together”. We are inviting you to reflect upon this journey and, perhaps more importantly, that as we make this journey with God, the walking is always to be accompanied by acting justly, being loving in all things, and being humble.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Ecumenical Review, the quarterly journal of the WCC, has published an article, address, or book chapter from each of the WCC’s seven general secretaries since 1948. ‘Each of the WCC’s general secretaries was dealing with the issues of his time’, commented editor […]
Churches Together in England (CTE) has appointed the Revd Dr Paul Goodliff as its new General Secretary, who will will take up the post in September following the retirement of the Revd Dr David Cornick. Paul is presently co-minister of Abingdon Baptist Church, having served previously as General Superintendent of the Baptist Union’s Central Area, […]
If you are observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Pentecost, resources are available to order or download. Material for 2018 was produced in the Caribbean and uses Exodus 15, a song of triumph over oppression, as the motif of the Week of Prayer. Resources Printed versions of the resources for 2018 can […]