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Events of the World Council of Churches

Executive Committee meeting

20 - 26 November 2019 Bossey, Switzerland

The 25-person Executive Committee is the WCC governing body, with members from churches in every region, moderated by Dr Agnes Abuom. It meets twice a year to monitor ongoing work, supervise the budget and deal with policy matters referred to it by the Central Committee.

16 Days against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

25 November - 10 December 2019 Worldwide

The 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year, the World Council of Churches is highlighting the links between the household of God, and the fundamental need to make our homes safe and loving spaces.

Regional Webinar on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination in The Middle-East

25 November 2019 Online

The thematic focus of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) in 2019 is Racism.The WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), organises a series of eight WCC CCIA regional expert Webinars on the issue of racism and racial justice from August to December 2019. The aim of the webinars is to explore how racism manifests itself in the respective regions, learn about the work that churches and ecumenical partners are doing in this respect, identify synergies and avenues for possible collaboration.

Study at Bossey - apply now for 2020-2021

30 November 2019 Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

For the Ecumenical Study program at the Ecumenical Institute, which starts every year in September, the deadline for application for the academic year 2020/21 is 30 November 2019.

WCC invites applications to Central Committee Stewards Programme

01 December 2019 Geneva, Switzerland

With application deadline 5 December 2019, the World Council of Churches invites ecumenical youth to be stewards at the 2020 Central Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.