Reformed Communion moves office from Geneva

The World Communion of Reformed Churches, which represents 80 million Christians in 108 countries, has voted to move its executive offices from Geneva, Switzerland, to Hanover, Germany, by December 2013.

The decision was taken by an e-mail vote November 5 after years of lament by ecumenists over the high cost of working in Geneva, which is the home of the World Council of Churches and other global institutions.

“Most WCRC membership fees and donations are made in Euros or Ameri­can dollars that have dropped in value in the past several years against the strong Swiss franc,” according to the Reformed news release.

The WCRC’s new office will be in Han­over’s Calvin Centre, owned by the Evan­gelical Reformed Church of Germany.