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Archbishop of Canterbury visits WCC

As part of the celebrations of its 70th anniversary year, the World Council of Churches welcomes the official visit and public lecture by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury on 16 February 2018.
Archbishop of Canterbury visits WCC

Archbishop Justin Welby. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC

Event details

When

16 - 16 February 2018 16 February 2018

Where

Geneva, Switzerland / online

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As part of the celebrations of its 70th anniversary year, the World Council of Churches welcomes the official visit and public lecture by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury on 16 February 2018.

The lecture will explore new dimensions in ecumenism, including ‘the ecumenism of action’.

Where: Visser ’t Hooft Hall and Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre; 150 Route de Ferney; 1218 Le Grand Saconnex

Date: Friday 16 February 2018

Time:

  • 15:15-15:45: Service of prayer – a brief homily will be delivered by the Archbishop
  • 16:00-17:00: Public Lecture: Ecumenical Spring: from Negotiated Frontiers to Open Borders
  • 17:00-17:30: Reception

The lecture will be livestreamed, at www.youtube.com/worldcouncilofchurches/live

Media contacts:
Please contact WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten; e-mail: mej@wcc-coe.org, cell phone: +41 79 507 63 63


The 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches in 2018 is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God’s call for unity, mission, justice and peace. This event is part of a series of anniversary celebrations taking place in various locations throughout the year.