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Communications work for the 11th WCC Assembly

Thank you for your interest in communications work for the World Council of Churches in connection with the 2022 WCC Assembly. We expect to recruit both young communication trainees and more experienced communicators for services either in Karlsruhe or online from locations around the globe.  

We are currently assessing our needs more specifically, in terms of both skills and numbers, and expect to have a clearer picture of that by June this year. Recruitment procedures, role descriptions and application forms will then be available online at our website. Please keep an eye on that.

Only applications following these formalities will be taken into consideration. More information about the assembly can be found here.

Media contact:

Marianne Ejdersten,
WCC Communication director
Email: mej@wcc-coe.org
+41 79 507 6363
+41 22  791 6018

WCC: +41 22 791 61 11

WCC Communication Department: 
+41 22 791 61 11
Email: media@wcc-coe.org

WCC Visitors programme: 
+41 22 791 6010

Media advisories
  • Symposium to examine role of religion and the UN in working for gender equality in 2021

    Senior UN staff, representatives from faith groups and members of civil society will be presenting at the 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs on January 26, 2021. This year’s event will focus on “2021: A defining year for accelerating gender equality, equity and justice,” with a series of presentations and discussions on issues including multi-stakeholder collaboration to accelerate gender equality, equity and justice, the urgency for achieving it, women advancing peace and security, and multilateralism and the intersection of religion and human rights.

  • WCC general secretary heads home and says thanks to media

    After more than 30 years as a pastor, ecumenist and church leader, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit firmly believes that the church can change the world. As general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) for the past ten years, he has witnessed what Jesus Christ means to people of faith around the globe. By the end of this month he heads home to lead the Church of Norway as presiding bishop of its bishop’s conference.

Press releases

Anglican-Orthodox dialogue will be focus of third WCC webinar on bilateral dialogues

A 9 March webinar—the third in a series of seven on bilateral dialogues—will focus on “Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue: History, Results, Reception” as well as the Canterbury Statement “Stewards of Creation: A Hope-Filled Ecology,” a statement on ecology jointly published by the Anglican Communion and the Orthodox Churches in October 2020. 

WCC sends letters of concern over violence and conflict in Ethiopia

World Council of Churches (WCC) interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca sent letters to Ethiopian prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali as well as to WCC member churches in Ethiopia expressing serious concern over alarming reports of conflict, massacres and other human rights abuses, particularly in the Tigray and Beninshangul-Gumuz regions, over the last months.