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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18 - 25 January 2017 Worldwide (southern hemisphere)

The theme for the week of prayer in 2017, "Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us", is inspired by verses from the Second Letter to the Corinthians, chapter 5. The resources for the week have been prepared by members of different churches in Germany.

Central Committee leadership meeting

01 - 28 February 2017 Geneva, Switzerland

The Central Committee is elected by the Assembly from among its delegates and serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly, meeting every 2 years. It is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the Assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and the budget of the Council.

Executive Committee meeting

05 - 10 June 2017 Bossey, Switzerland

The 25-person Executive Committee will meet at the WCC's Ecumenical Institute in Bossey. This WCC governing body, with members from churches in every region, is moderated by Dr Agnes Abuom. It meets twice a year to monitor ongoing work, supervise the budget and deal with policy matters referred to it by the Central Committee.

Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity

08 - 22 July 2017 Jakarta, Indonesia

This two-week residential training programme is for young leaders aged between 20-35 years from the WCC member churches from Asia. Centred on the theme “Passionately Christian and Compassionately Interreligious” the training will equip participants to engage in ministries of justice and peace in pluralistic contexts from an interreligious perspective.

Sharing the Faith in a Multi-cultural and Multi-faith World

31 July - 11 August 2017 Bossey, Switzerland

The multi-cultural and multi-faith realities Christians live in today confronts them, in their witness and praxis, with common challenges along with on-going differences among various Christian confessions. In a world of post-modern values and concepts, the voice of the churches remains often unheard and is hardly understood. In these contexts, the faithful members of the congregations across all confessions are getting aged and their number decreases. Other faith communities living in such contexts go through a similar experience.

Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management

21 August - 01 September 2017 Lusaka, Zambia

In order to strengthen the voice of the churches with regards to global economics, a small group of up to 15 current and future leaders representing the churches will have the chance to attend the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life in Lusaka, Zambia from 21 August to 01 September 2017.

Central Committee leadership meeting

01 - 30 September 2017 Geneva, Switzerland

The Central Committee is elected by the Assembly from among its delegates and serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly, meeting every 2 years. It is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the Assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and the budget of the Council.

Executive Committee meeting

17 - 23 November 2017 Amman, Jordan

The Central Committee elects twenty of its members to serve as the Executive Committee of the WCC, along with the Central Committee officers - moderator, two vice-moderators and the general secretary - as well as the moderators of its programme and finance committees.

Central Committee leadership meeting

01 March - 30 April 2018 Geneva, Switzerland

The Central Committee is elected by the Assembly from among its delegates and serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly, meeting every 2 years. It is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the Assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and the budget of the Council.

Executive Committee meeting

13 - 14 June 2018 Geneva, Switzerland

The Central Committee elects twenty of its members to serve as the Executive Committee of the WCC, along with the Central Committee officers - moderator, two vice-moderators and the general secretary - as well as the moderators of its programme and finance committees.

Central Committee meeting

15 - 21 June 2018 Geneva, Switzerland

The Central Committee is elected by the Assembly from among its delegates and serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly, meeting every 2 years. It is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the Assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and the budget of the Council.

Central Committee leadership meeting

01 - 30 September 2018

The Central Committee is elected by the Assembly from among its delegates and serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly, meeting every 2 years. It is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the Assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and the budget of the Council.