The Office of Ecumenical Relations carries out the ecumenical policy of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which includes participation in ecumenical agencies and councils, ecumenical dialogue, and development of resources. This office also serves as staff for the General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.
World Communion of Reformed Churches General Council
June 29-July 7. Leipzig, Germany
The WCRC has prepared materials for member communions and their congregants to explore the theme of the gathering: Living God Renew and Transform Us. This includes Bible Studies, articles, and theological reflections available for download on the WCRC website. The PCUSA delegation has been appointed by the 2016 General Assembly and includes Teaching Elders and lay leaders, who have already begun preparations for the Council. Join them in this journey by utilizing the materials, praying for all delegates to the General Council, or considering attending the General Council as a Visitor.
The Visitor's Programme is an organized way to learn about the host city, business before the Council, and issues facing the WCRC and its member churches. Learn more at the WCRC website. Be advised Visitors are responsible for all costs associated with their trip/stay.
If you would like to be considered for a future delegation or other ecumenical service, complete the application for Ecumenical Service and forward it and your resume/C.V. To Melissa Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press release from CUIC
Churches Uniting in Christ Issues a Statement on the Multiple Police and Civilian Shootings Across the U.S.A. Download.
CUIC, OGA video explores race and the church
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of the General Assembly has partnered with Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) to produce a video on race. Through the lens of the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri, Race and the Church: A New Call explores how CUIC member churches, including the PC(USA), are responding to the current racial climate in the United States, and challenges them to look outside themselves as they work for justice in the future.
News & Statements
Mar 22, 2017
Sometimes global ecumenical bodies such as the World Council of Churches (WCC) seem far removed from the daily lives of Christians in the United States. But 49-year-old Presbyterian minister Rebecca ...
Mar 15, 2017
Fresh out of college, Everdith (Evie) Landrau embarked on her first international experience—a month in Geneva. The visit was also her first exposure to a global ecumenical body—the World Council ...
Mar 8, 2017
A Google search while gathering material for her master’s thesis is what first connected Emily Welty with the World Council of Churches (WCC). With a Christian faith rooted in both ...
Church is called to “radical discipleship” in the face of “empire,” WCC visitors tell PC(USA) leaders
Jan 20, 2017
Early Christians spread the gospel in the shadow of the Roman empire—and Christians today are called to meet a resurgence of fascism and racism with something more powerful: the good ...
Oct 19, 2016
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that one in three women experience physical or sexual violence, most likely from an intimate partner. But a movement of churches and other groups ...