The Ecumenical Review

Cover image for Vol. 69 Issue 4

Edited By: Stephen G. Brown

Online ISSN: 1758-6623

Associated Title(s): International Review of Mission

Society Information

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is a worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.

The World Council of Churches is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity. The WCC brings together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians and including most of the world's Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches.

While the bulk of the WCC's founding churches were European and North American, today most member churches are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific. For its member churches, the WCC is a unique space: one in which they can reflect, speak, act, worship and work together, challenge and support each other, share and debate with each other.