World Communion of Reformed Churches launches new website
Fledgling global Reformed body was created in June
October 12, 2010
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) launched its Web site, www.wcrc.ch, on Oct. 8. The site is designed to share the news of WCRC's 230 member churches representing 80 million Reformed Christians in 108 countries — most in the global south.
The WCRC was created in June 2010 through a merger of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and the Reformed Ecumenical Council (REC). Its member churches are active worldwide in initiatives supporting economic, climate and gender justice, mission, and cooperation among Christians of different traditions, as well as interfaith dialogue.
"WCRC is grateful to the Uniting Church of Australia for its generous support of the development of the site," says Kristine Greenaway, head of the WCRC Office of Communication. “The expertise and staff time the church gived made this new site possible. It has been an exciting collaboration."
The Web site offers news in English, French, Spanish and German about WCRC program initiatives, reports from the Uniting General Council, held in Grand Rapids, Mich. in June and links to the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle, videos, photos and WCRC promotional materials.
Visitors to the site can subscribe to the organization’s two quarterly periodicals: Reformed Communiqué newsletter and Reformed World theological journal. A special feature offers the opportunity to make online donations or pay membership fees.
The offices of the WCRC are in Geneva, Switzerland. Setri Nyomi of the Presbyterian Church in Ghana serves as the general secretary. Jerry Pillay of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa in South Africa is its first elected president.
Information for this story furnished by the WCRC Office of Communication.