World Council of Churches

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The World Council of Churches was formally constituted on 23 Aug. 1948 in Amsterdam. Today, member churches number over 330 from more than 100 countries.

Further Reading

  1. Castro, E., A Passion for Unity. Geneva, 1992Google Scholar
  2. Potter, P., Life in all its Fullness. Geneva, 1981Google Scholar
  3. Raiser, K., Ecumenism in Transition. Geneva, 1994Google Scholar
  4. Van Elderen, M., Introducing the World Council of Churches. Geneva, 1991Google Scholar
  5. Vermaat, J. A. E., The World Council of Churches and Politics. New York, 1989Google Scholar
  6. Visser ’t Hooft, W. A., The Genesis and Formation of the World Council of Churches. Geneva, 1982; Memoirs. Geneva, 1987Google Scholar

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