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Youth in the ecumenical movement

This project promotes the active participation of young adults in the life of churches and the ecumenical movement, helping them to network, and enabling them to express their concerns and visions.
Youth in the ecumenical movement

Youth pre-assembly celebration, 2006

Youth are the future of the church, and they are great advocates for Christian unity. The WCC wants to empower young Christians to liven up the ecumenical movement: as interns at the WCC offices in Geneva, as stewards at major ecumenical events, or as commissioners liaising between youth, churches, WCC governing bodies and WCC programmes.

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Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity

Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity

29 May - 11 June 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia

This training programme contributes to the continuing ecumenical formation of young Christian leaders from Asian churches for inter-religious engagement. The choice of name, YATRA (which is a common term for pilgrimage in many Indo-Asian religions and languages), is intended to reflect the idea of pilgrimage.

Summer School on Communication and Religion

Summer School on Communication and Religion

23 - 31 July 2016 Manchester, Jamaica

During a one-week summer school, communication and theology students will address questions of media and globalization, which are directly related to the theme of religion in the mass media. They will be introduced to different communication theories and get to know the challenges facing communication in the ecumenical movement and in interfaith dialogue.

CAS in Interreligious Studies

CAS in Interreligious Studies

25 July - 12 August 2016 Bossey, Switzerland

"What can we, as people of faith, do to respond and to overcome the pressing challenges of our time, such as violence and conflict, and build together mutually accountable societies based on respect and cooperation?" This is the question up to 30 young adults from around the world are to explore during a study course at the World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Institute in Bossey.

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