Press centre

Media at the 11th WCC Assembly

Media accreditation to the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, 31 August – 8 September 2022, remains open

In times of restrictions caused by the pandemic, online solutions have emerged as viable alternatives to physical meetings. The WCC will run both onsite and online press centres throughout the assembly and provide all information online. It will be possible to fully cover the assembly, conduct interviews and participate in real-time press briefings without being present at the venue in Karlsruhe. Regardless of whether you plan to be in Karlsruhe, or participate from a distance, media accreditation is mandatory.

A media kit with updated information will soon be available for all journalists.

WCC News & Press releases

For a list of all WCC press releases, news and features, please see News. If you sign up for WCC press releases as a journalist, you will also automatically receive our latest media advisories (see below).

WCC Photos

WCC photos in high resolution: March 2018 onwards / Photos before March 2018

The WCC photos can be published free of charge to illustrate articles about the WCC or the ecumenical movement in general, provided that credit is given for each photo with the name of the photographer followed by the organization. (e.g. Photo: photographer's name/WCC)

Under no condition may the photos be further sub-licensed or sold to third parties.

Media at the 11th WCC Assembly

Assembly media accreditation opens 31 January 2022

Media accreditation to the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, 31 August – 8 September 2022, will open on 31 January 2022. Detailed accreditation procedures with links to application documents will be available online in the WCC press centre.

In times of restrictions caused by the pandemic, online solutions have emerged as viable alternatives to physical meetings. The WCC will run both onsite and online press centres throughout the assembly and provide all information online. It will be possible to fully cover the assembly, conduct interviews and participate in real-time press briefings without being present at the venue in Karlsruhe. Regardless of whether you plan to be in Karlsruhe, or participate from a distance, media accreditation is mandatory.

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

Press releases

WCC condemns escalation of violence in Gaza

World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca called for an immediate cessation of hostilities between the Israeli military and militants in Gaza.

Regarding false media reporting on Israel and Dr Pillay

Since the election in mid-June of Rev. Dr Prof. Jerry Pillay as new World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, concerns have been raised, predominantly in Jewish media, about his position on Israel and the Jewish communities and their faith.

WCC central committee statement on war in Ukraine: “war, with the killing and all the other miserable consequences it entails, is incompatible with God’s very nature”

Deploring the illegal and unjustifiable war inflicted on the people and sovereign state of Ukraine” the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee lamented the awful and continuing toll of deaths, destruction and displacement, of destroyed relationships and ever more deeply entrenched antagonism between the people of the region, of escalating confrontation globally, of increased famine risk in food insecure regions of the world, of economic hardship and heightened social and political instability in many countries.”

WCC central committee statement on sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment calls churches to challenge injustice, build awareness

The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee, in a public statement, called upon WCC member churches and ecumenical partners to condemn or reiterate their condemnation of sexual and gender-based violence and of any form of violence against women, children and vulnerable people; to declare such rejection of the equal dignity of all people and such violence a sin; and to implement guidelines for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.”