Central committee, June 2022

The World Council of Churches central committee meeting, 15-18 June 2022

The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee will convene in-person from 15-18 June at the Ecumenical Center in Geneva for the first time since 2018. While solemnly acknowledging the grave crises facing the world, the WCC governing body will also bring a spirit of joyful gathering as preparations for the WCC 11th Assembly continue. 

The agenda includes review and action on the draft unity statement for the assembly, as well as on amendments proposed by the working group on constitution and rules, and by-laws for two commissions. The agenda also includes the election of a new general secretary in closed session as stipulated in the supplement to the rules. 

The only standing committee to meet will be the public issues committee, which will prepare statements on situations of concern for consideration by the central committee. A memorial prayer for the late Metropolitan Gennadios will be part of the opening day.

Central committee meeting
The 11th WCC Assembly

The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe, Germany, 31 August - 8 September 2022

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Photos from the WCC Central committee meeting, 15-18 June 2022


Pilgrims on the Path of Peace

The Journey of the WCC from Busan to Karlsruhe (Illustrated)

This report, received by the WCC central committee in February 2022, is the accountability report of the central committee to the WCC 11th Assembly, describing and offering an assessment of the activities of the WCC, since the 10th Assembly, in Busan, Republic of Korea, in late 2013.

This illustrated version is a narrative of a fellowship of churches committed to moving together on a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, conveying something of the energy, excitement, ambition, and initiative that have marked the WCC’s journey since Busan. It aims to assist assembly delegates to understand the council’s journey in this period and help them actively participate in the assembly, and to share the ecumenical vision reflected in the WCC’s activities with member churches, partners, and the wider fellowship.

This report is available in English, Spanish, French, and German.

Framework Agenda

Framework agenda of the WCC Central Committee meeting, 15 - 18 June 2022

Constitution and Rules

The Constitution and Rules of the World Council of Churches.

Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima

WCC deeply mourns loss of leader Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima, vice moderator of the WCC central committee.

In Memoriam

June 2018 - June 2022