The United Church of Canada joins with Presbyterian, United and Uniting, Reformed, Congregational, and Waldensian churches in the World Communion of Reformed Churches. We celebrate the WCRC as a communion of churches called together in Christ to promote the renewal and unity of the church. Together with some 230 Protestant churches in 108 countries, the United Church seeks to participate with others in God’s transformation of the world. Together we say: “There can be no communion without justice and no justice without communion.”
We joined with other World Communion member churches in 2004 to make a prophetic statement called The Accra Confession. It focuses on the pressing need in our world for economic and environmental justice and encourages Christians and churches to faithful action for justice in obedience to the gospel of Christ.
The introductory letter to the confession states:
In today’s world, the divisions between the North and the South, the rich and the poor, and the powerful and the powerless, grow sharper and seek to isolate us from one another.
A decade later, those words continue to ring true, as does the need for faithful witness and action.
The United Church of Canada is bound together with the World Communion of Reformed Churches and others around the world to work for justice in the economy and the earth—in our common global context as well as our local settings. Supported by our gifts for Mission and Service, the World Communion of Reformed Churches reaches out to speak and act that all may have life. Thank you for giving generously.
Mighty and tender God, through our gifts for Mission and Service we respond to your call to mend the world.