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WCC Press Conference 20 June at 4pm

 WCC Press Conference  20 June at 4pm

We warmly welcome our new member churches, 'African Brotherhood Church' and 'Community of Baptist Churches in Central Africa' during the WCC Central Committee 2018. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

20 June 2018

What: Press Conference in English

Observing the 70th anniversary of the founding of the World Council of Churches (WCC) brings special focus and heightened attention to this year’s Central Committee meeting, 15-21 June in Geneva.

Among the Central Committee’s chief tasks are a midterm review of the council’s programmes, decisions about the venue and theme of the next WCC assembly in 2021, monitoring and evaluating the ongoing foundational work of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, updates on the emerging Green Village real-estate development, and addressing a variety of public issues.

Where: Ecumenical Centre; 150 Route de Ferney; 1218 Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva

Date: Wednesday 20 June

Time: 4pm (tbc)

Panel: Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit

The press conference will be livestreamed, at

Media contacts:
Please contact WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten; e-mail:, mobile phone: +41 79 507 63 63

The 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches in 2018 is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God’s call for unity, mission, justice and peace. This event is part of a series of anniversary celebrations taking place in various locations throughout the year.

High resolution photos from the WCC's 70th anniversary celebration and the Central Committee

70 years of the World Council of Churches

Meeting of the Central Committee of the WCC