World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC)

Alliance réformée mondiale (ARM)
Alianza Reformada Mundial
Reformierter Weltbund

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History

1875, London (UK), at a meeting of 21 Presbyterian churches from Europe and North America. Registered according to UK law following first General Council, 21 July 1877, Edinburgh (UK). First International Congregational Council: 1891, London. Offices moved from Edinburgh to Geneva (Switzerland) in 1948; registered in Geneva in 1949. Originally referred to as Alliance of Reformed Churches throughout the World holding the Presbyterian Order or World Presbyterian Alliance (WPA) -- Alliance presbytérienne mondiale -- Alianza Mundial Presbiteriana (AMP). Present title and new Constitution adopted 20 Aug 1970, Nairobi (Kenya), on merger with International Congregational Council (ICC), set up July 1891, London. International Congregational Fellowship (ICF), set up July 1975, Chislehurst (UK), is a successor to ICC. Constitution amended: Aug 1989, Seoul (Korea Rep); Aug 2004, Accra (Ghana). Ceased to exist, June 2010, on merger with Reformed Ecumenical Council (REC) to become World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).

Aims

Strengthen unity and common witness of the Reformed churches; interpret Reformed tradition; promote a fully inclusive community; work for human rights, economic justice and the integrity of creation; promote dialogue with other Christian communions and other religions.

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Activities

Carries out: theological work and dialogues through Office for Theological and Ecumenical Engagement; economic, ecological and gender justice efforts through Office for Church Renewal, Justice and Partnership (including Covenanting for Justice Project); mission efforts through Mission Project. Other offices include: Communications Office; Finance and Fundraising Office.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 26 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 107 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Theology
    • Christianity
    • Protestant

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

B0040

Last News Received

4. Nov 2008
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