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Upcoming events

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.

4th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith Based Organizations in International Affairs

22 January 2018 United Nations Headquarters, New York

The Symposium will address cooperation among faith-based organizations, UN system entities, and other engaged regional and international non-governmental entities, and will focus on the intersections of these themes with human mobility, migration and displacement.

WCC invites applications to Central Committee Stewards Programme

31 January 2018 Geneva, Switzerland

With application deadline 31 January, the WCC invites ecumenical youth to be stewards at the 2018 Central Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. The Stewards Programme aims to bring together a dynamic and diverse group of 20 young people from all over the world from 5-23 June 2018.

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.

Religions and Sustainable Development Goals – Perspectives from Judaism, Christianity and Islam

23 July - 10 August 2018 Bossey, Switzerland

Intended for an international audience of young people interested and engaged in interreligious dialogue, the Ecumenical Institute's Certificate of Advanced Studies in Interreligious Studies includes lectures, courses, workshops and study visits to places of interreligious interest, and is accredited by the University of Geneva under the Swiss Higher Education Programme for Continuing Education.

2018 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life

19 - 31 August 2018 Mexico City, Mexico

In order to strengthen the voice of the churches with regards to global economics, a group of 18 current and future leaders representing the churches will have the opportunity to attend the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life in Mexico City, Mexico from 19-31 August 2018.