WCC and CCA concern upon Today Myanmar (March 4, 2021)
- WCC was Established in 1948, the WCC began as an organization with 147 members, most of which were Protestant churches based in Europe and North America. Today, with its headquarters in Geneva, the organization now has 350 member churches representing an estimated 500 million Christians around the world.
- The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures, and therefore seek to fulfill together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- WCC is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity. (https://www.oikoumene.org)
- The Christian Conference of Asia began as the East Asia Christian Conference (EACC) at Prapat, Indonesia, in 1957. Then agreed to change the name to Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in the 1973 assembly, Singapore.
- CCA has 17 Council of churches and 103 Churches as a member. CCA strives for the unity of the church in Asia, joint action in mission, Asian contribution to Christian thought and worship, sharing and fellowship among the churches in Asia. (https://www.cca.org)
Myanmar Council of Churches is a member of WCC and CCA. Now, we would like to share WCC and CCA joint statement, including prayer, encouragement, their stands for Myanmar.
The full text of the WCC and CCA joint statement can be found below:
Communion of Churches in Indonesia (CCI), a member of CCA, is also sending the solidarity letter for Myanmar through MCC.
The full text of the Letter of Solidary from CCI can be found below: