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Round Table sponsored by WCC and Focolare movement

11 April 2013

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Focolare movement founded by Chiara Lubich will hold a round table discussion addressing the theme of “Peace and justice, fruits of unity” on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Lubich’s last visit to Geneva and five years after her passing away.

The event is open to all within the local and international community in Geneva and environs, including media and diplomatic, NGO and government staff.

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2013, 17:00 - 18:30

Theme: “Peace and justice, fruits of unity”

Location: The Ecumenical Centre

150 Route de Ferney
(free parking available)

Download programme schedule (in French)

The event will provide an opportunity for reflections on theme of the WCC’s upcoming 10th Assembly “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”. The WCC assembly will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be available.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Michel Vandeleene, theologian, and editor of Chiara Lubich's writings, presenting on "Chiara Lubich: May they all be one"
  • Ms Maria Francisca Ize-Charrin, former director at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ms Ada Marra, member of the Swiss Parliament
  • Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary is scheduled to address the event

Media contact:
Rev. Dr Martin Robra, phone +41 22 791 6209 or email: Martin.Robra[at]

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