World Council of Churches

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Staff at the World Council of Churches speak during a public launch in Geneva for a new downloadable resource to help churches take practical steps to care for the earth. The event also honored the legacy of the Rev. Norman Tendis, who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash two days earlier. From left are Isabel Apawo Phiri, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit,  Dr. Manoj Kurian and Dinesh Suna. Photo by Ivars Kupcis/WCC.

A pastor’s legacy: Roadmap for all churches

Before he died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the Rev. Norman Tendis completed a practical congregational guide to creation care, a project of the World Council of Churches.
Mission and Ministry
Children share their one daily meal at the United Methodist orphanage in Goma, Congo, in 2015. United Methodists joined other faith groups at the United Nations during a symposium to explore how best to support the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals for improving human lives. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Investing in people on global scale

United Methodists join other faith groups at the United Nations to discuss financial support of global goals to improve lives.

WCC assembly carries forward peace, unity message

For United Methodists participating in the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly, the election of Bishop Mary Ann Swenson as the first female bishop in a top leadership position was a highlight of the gathering.

Korean pastor reflects on first assembly experience

During the second week of the Oct. 30-Nov. 8 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, United Methodist News Service asked the Rev. Thomas Kim, a Korean-American United Methodist pastor from the Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference, to reflect on his experience there. Here are his responses.

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