Bossey alumni meeting at WCC 11th Assembly

Some of the participants of the Bossey alumni meeting at WCC 11th Assembly.


My Bossey experiences thus far have been amazing. I have learned and experienced so many new things such as living together, studying together, and praying together, and it has gone by so fast. I am still discovering all the opportunities that Bossey offers me. Bossey is a very welcoming place, and from the first day, I felt at home here. I have made many new friends from many different backgrounds. 

My classes are great and I enjoy every one of them, especially social ethics. The depth and detail of what we are learning are far beyond my high school experience. It is just amazing to think that even the tiniest details on the subatomic level can have such a huge impact. My other classes are also interesting because they are on different faiths, and on interfaith dialogue for understanding each other on ecumenism. 

I relived my Bossey life with some of my classmates and friends at the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany under the theme “Christs love moves the world to reconciliation and unity,” which united my Bossey classmates together at the assembly.

The assembly arranged a Bossey alumni gathering on 5 September in the Networking Zone venue, where the highlighted speakers were Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, director of the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey and WCC acting general secretary; Rev. Rita Famos, president of the Protestant Church in Switzerland; Rev. Merlyn Hyde Riley, general secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union; and Bossey alumni, including our beloved professors and generations of alumni stretching over decades. We took advantage to relive our life at Bossey by talking and sharing our experiences.

Sincere thanks to the World Council of Churches, Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Protestant Church in Switzerland, and the host church Protestant Church in Germany for arranging this unforgettable moment to create a reunion for Bossey alumni.

I am grateful for every precious moment life offers me, especially at WCC 11th Assembly. It allows me to see the miracle in each experience in life.


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