World Communion of Reformed Churches WCRC

The World Communion of Reformed Churches WCRC unites roughly 80 million Christians from 108 countries. The 230 member churches include Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed and United Churches originating from the 16th century Reformation movement.

The WCRC was established in 2012 by merging the two former global Reformed associations, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches WARC and the Reformed Ecumenical Council REC during the Assembly in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA).

The fusion of the two global Reformed associations into one global community and the WCRC’s ongoing commitment to justice, which found a clear expression during the last Assembly in Accra, determine the current key issues of ‘community’ and ‘justice.’ The plan of action, which is mostly guided by this thematic binominal, focuses on the interrelationship of these two topics: Strengthening the community only makes sense if there is also justice; fighting for justice is only possible on the basis of a strong community.

As a consequence, WCRC’s approach is twofold: it works on a theological idea of community and tries to instill a global sense of church community with common liturgical projects; and it addresses social-ethical questions of justice, based on the shared responsibility of all churches to bring positive change to the critical issues of our time: climate change, human rights, economical justice and support for one’s neighbor regardless of religious affiliation.