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Ecumenical Institute hosts central committee

04 September 2006

Members of central committee were able to visit the WCC's Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, just outside Geneva, on Sunday 3 September, and to learn more about the work of this unique establishment.

"The visit introduced members of central committee to the rich history and programme of Bossey, and to our vision of ecumenical formation at the service of churches, in response to the critical challenges of our time," said Rev. Ioan Sauca, the Institute's director. 

The Bossey Institute was founded in 1946 and is renowned as an international centre of ecumenical encounter and learning. Its residential student courses and thematic seminars involve church leaders and lay activists from throughout the world, often beyond the traditional boundaries of the WCC's own church membership. 

Its creative approach and open environment have made Bossey an "ecumenical laboratory" where issues facing churches have been explored in freedom and mutual respect, rooted in common prayer and fellowship. 

In recent years, Bossey has extended its programme to include post-graduate studies, and expanded its research capacity with the enlargement of its library. Among future plans are an interreligious summer school for young people, and new initiatives in the area of ecumenical formation. 

Further information is available on Bossey's website.