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Daily Press Briefing at WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania

Daily Press Briefing at WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

13 March 2018

Under the theme ‘Moving in the Spirit called Transforming Discipleship’, the World Council of Churches is hosting a major conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania, 8-13 March.

When: We are pleased to invite you to today’s press briefings at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm respectively.

What:

13:30 Press briefing in English
Reflecting upon today’s plenary theme: ”Equipped disciples: Embracing the Cross”, as well as the conference as a whole and other issues.

Panel:

  • Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Senior Associate for Pan African and Orthodox Church Engagement, Member of National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.
  • Fr James Oyet Latansio,  General Secretary of South Sudan Council of Churches
  • Ms Nafkot Mamuye Dessalegn.  Theology student at Al Mowafaqa, Morocco

18:30 Press Briefing in English and Swahili
Closing press briefing, where the first half hour will be in English, whereafter it  continues in Swahili.

Where: The Media Hub, located down the stairs from the Convention Centre and directly to the left (follow sign on tree), Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge & Conference Centre, Arusha, Tanzania.

 

Video recording will be published on the next day: https://www.youtube.com/user/WCCworld

About the programme: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/mission2018/.

Download free photos from the CWME and accompanying events (password: WCC)

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

or Claus Grue, WCC media coordinator; e-mail: clg@wcc-coe.org, cell phone: +46 70 611 0977.

The WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism is held every decade and draws together churches from every denomination to share knowledge and engage in interfaith, secular and ecumenical dialogue. Held in Tanzania, the conference will particularly look at the challenges and seeds of opportunities for Africa today. How can Africa shape mission theology and future practice and how can Africa enhance the understanding of mission in a unique and innovative way, are questions raised.