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WCC invites prayer, music submissions for 11th Assembly

WCC invites prayer, music submissions for 11th Assembly

The choir of the 10th Assembly of the WCC, held in Busan, Republic of Korea, 2013. Photo: Joanna Linden-Montes/WCC

01 April 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30 APRIL 2020.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting prayer and music submissions for its 11th Assembly to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2021. Guidelines for submissions have been released, describing how materials will ideally reflect the assembly theme "Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity."

WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, described the Assembly theme as an important element that will help to “focus on the ecumenical movement as a movement of love, seeking to follow Christ and witness to Christ’s love - expressed in the search for justice and peace, and unity based on that”, he said.

The assembly is the highest legislative body of the WCC, meeting every eight years. The formal purpose of the assembly is to review programmes and determine the overall policies of the WCC, as well as to elect presidents and appoint a Central Committee, which serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly.

The spiritual life is the ‘heartbeat’ of the Assembly in that the prayers and songs that are created become materials that continue to be utilized by many long after the Assembly has concluded.

Music and prayer submissions are due on 30 April 2020.

Click here to download the guidelines