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Upcoming WCC Events

Executive Committee meeting

17 - 23 November 2017 Amman, Jordan

The 25-person Executive Committee is the WCC governing body, with members from churches in every region, 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.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

25 November - 10 December 2017 Worldwide

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence begin on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and end on Human Rights Day. Since 2015, a broad faith-based coalition advocates for the dignity of girls and women and highlights the crucial work that faith based actors are doing during these 16 Days, and every day, to eliminate gender based violence.

A Light of Peace - for the Korean Peninsula and a world free from nuclear weapons

03 - 10 December 2017 Worldwide

In a global campaign, the World Council of Churches invites people across the globe to extend “A Light of Peace” for the Korean Peninsula and for a world free from nuclear weapons.

Continuing formation on Health and Healing in Africa

10 - 16 December 2017 Kinshasa, D.R. Congo

The Continuing Formation on Health and Healing in Africa will give a space for young people to come together and discuss the role of the churches in addressing those issues and enabling young people to become actors of healing in their communities within the framework of the pilgrimage of justice and peace.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18 - 25 January 2018 Worldwide

The theme for the week of prayer in 2018, "Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power" is inspired by Exodus 15:6. The resources for the week have been prepared by members of different churches in the Caribbean.

Faith-based Entrepreneurs: Stronger Together

22 - 23 January 2018 Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

International Networking Conference "Faith-based Entrepreneurs: Stronger Together". The conference brings together Associations of Christian Entrepreneurs from all continents and backgrounds in order to learn from each other, connect to each other and explore and plan how to cooperate.

Global Ecumenical Theological Institute 2018

05 - 13 March 2018 Arusha, Tanzania

The Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) 2018 is a global ecumenical short-term study and exposure programme in accompaniment of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism.

Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

08 - 13 March 2018 Arusha, Tanzania

Conference on World Mission and Evangelism is the long tradition of the International Mission Council and the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), organized every decade.

Central Committee meeting

15 - 21 June 2018 Geneva, Switzerland

The Central Committee 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.