"Günther Gassmann's life and work reflect the ecumenical ideals of theological reflection based deeply in careful historical understanding of the Christian tradition, combined with sincere and open-minded work to address and overcome the historic divisions within the church”, wrote the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, upon the passing of Prof. Dr Günther Gassmann, on 11 January.
On 18 January, the first day of world celebrations of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, an ecumenical prayer service took place at the Sacré Coeur church in Geneva, Switzerland, drawing more than 70 people from various congregations and denominations.
If the worsening global inequality highlighted recently is to be tackled, world leadership must act “now”, in tangible ways, says World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, participating in the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland this week.
18 - 25 January 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
13 - 14 March 2017 Central Committee leadership meeting
05 - 10 June 2017 Executive Committee meeting
08 - 22 July 2017 Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity
31 July - 11 August 2017 Sharing the Faith in a Multi-cultural and Multi-faith World
01 - 30 August 2017 Central Committee leadership meeting
21 August - 01 September 2017 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management