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 honoured with Geneva Engage Award

The World Council of Churches (WCC) was honoured as a top non-governmental organization for its work during 2021, receiving a third-place Geneva Engage Award on 1 February for effective and inspiring social media outreach and engagement.

Desmond Tutu: Pastor of the Nation - A Tribute

Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a unique character. His contagious sense of humour and laughter has helped to resolve many critical situations in South Africa’s political and church life. He was able to break almost any deadlock. He shared with us the laughter and grace of God many a time. He was a man of God with all the oddities that come with it. Read the tribute by Baldwin Sjollema.

WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs opens meeting in Johannesburg with focus on helping to heal the world’s deep wounds

With the welcoming sound of South African drums, the 58th meeting of the World Council of Churches Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) began this week in Johannesburg, reviewing the work of the commission between two WCC assemblies and discussing the churchesengagement in critical issues of the world today.

WCC hosts interface conference in Berlin on role of churches, faith communities in health and healing

The World Council of Churches (WCC) hosted an interface conference on 13 October between the WCC, EKD, German Federal Foreign Office, Trans-Atlantic Network and Berlin-based diplomats to discuss the vital role that the WCC, churches and faith communities around the globe play in advancing peoples health and healing, particularly in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.