The World Council of Churches celebrates its 70th anniversary on 23rd August 2018. Prayers and songs are available for congregations and groups to use.
Link to the main WCC website: http://www.oikoumene.org/en
Link to the WCC 70th anniversary web pages: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/wcc70/
Link to worship resources: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/wcc70/prayers-and-songs
Created in 1948, the World Council of Churches is a Christian organisation dedicated to the search for Christian unity. It is a voluntary fellowship (association) of 348 member churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour. Churches in the fellowship of the WCC pursue the vision of ecumenism as they:
- seek visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship;
- promote common witness in work for mission and evangelism;
- engage in Christian service by meeting human need, breaking down barriers between people, seeking justice and peace, and upholding the integrity of creation.
The aim of the WCC is to pursue the goal of the visible unity of the Church. This involves a process of renewal and change in which member churches pray, worship, discuss and work together.