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Events of the World Council of Churches

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18 - 25 January 2020 Worldwide (northern hemisphere)

The theme for the week of prayer in 2020, “They showed us unusual kindness...” is inspired by Acts 28:2. The resources for the week have been prepared by members of different churches in Malta.

Ecumenical prayer on the occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality

20 January 2020 Ecumenical Centre

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is part of the “Fight Inequality” Alliance that aims to “build a global movement to counter the excessive concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a small elite and achieve a just, equal and sustainable world”. On 20 January, an ecumenical prayer service will be held in the WCC headquarters in Geneva as part of its involvement in the Week of Action to Fight Inequality 2020 (18 - 25 January).

Prayer Pilgrimage for Life and Peace Conference

30 January 2020 Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Prayer Pilgrimage for Life and Peace Conference “A New Era for Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia and Beyond” is organized by WCC and Bargn Nuri community from Korea.

Central Committee meeting

18 - 24 March 2020 Geneva, Switzerland

The Central Committee serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly, meeting every 2 years. It is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted by the Assembly, reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and the budget of the Council.

Teaching Ecumenism – International Conference

10 - 13 June 2020 Ecumenical Institute at Bossey (Switzerland)

From 10-13 June 2020, the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute at Bossey hosts an international conference on ‘Teaching Ecumenism in the Context of World Christianity’.

GEM School 2020: Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life

17 - 28 August 2020 Taipei

Current and future leaders representing churches worldwide are invited to apply for the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life (GEM School) from 17 to 28 August 2020, tentatively to be held in Taipei. Aim of the training is strengthening the voice of churches on global economics and their advocacy for an Economy of Life.