“Sharing faith, nurturing hope” – WCC publishes its Annual Review 2017

02 May 2018

As of 1 May 2018, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Annual Review 2017 is available for download online. The annual review records many of the WCC’s activities undertaken in 2017 and continuing into 2018.

“Over the last year, I believe that we in the fellowship of churches and the ecumenical movement have experienced stronger ties with each other and deeper engagement with the world”, reflects WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit. “This experience, occasioned by the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, now leads us to new vistas on the fellowship itself and the classic quest for visible unity.”

Tveit continues, “Grounded in the ongoing presence of the Resurrected Lord, Christian hope envisions and strives for the reign of God on earth as in heaven, with justice and life abundant for all. Let us work and walk there together.”

Download the WCC’s Annual Review 2017 (soon also available in French, German and Spanish)

Printed copies of the WCC Annual Review 2017 are available on request from WCC Communication: media@wcc-coe.org




The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 348 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 550 million Christians in over 120 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, from the [Lutheran] Church of Norway.