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The Ecumenical Institute

The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey near Geneva, Switzerland, provides a space for reflection and study to students from around the world. Each student leaves prepared to return to his or her home communities and churches renewed and transformed through learning, encounter and personal exchanges at Bossey. By cooperating and working closely with churches, the institute is a foundational piece in the strengthening of the WCC fellowship and the ecumenical movement.

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WCC Ecumenical Institute invites papers for conference on ’Teaching Ecumenism’

WCC Ecumenical Institute invites papers for conference on ’Teaching Ecumenism’

With deadline 20 January 2020, the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey invites papers for an international conference on ’Teaching Ecumenism in the Context of World Christianity’.

Jürgen Moltmann, theologian who survived life under Nazi regime, entrances students with his account

Jürgen Moltmann, theologian who survived life under Nazi regime, entrances students with his account

Students sat entranced as the theologian recounted that after serving in the Hitler Youth and the German Army as a “patriot” in World War II, he turned his back on nationalism and the horrors of that conflict.

Those who make Bossey so special: The students

Those who make Bossey so special: The students

Any prospective student who intends to study at the WCC Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey, in its picturesque setting near Geneva, soon learns it is an exceptional place.

Panel explores: How do we teach ecumenism today?

Panel explores: How do we teach ecumenism today?

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation held its biannual meeting at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey outside Geneva, Switzerland, space was given for a discussion on current concerns and trends in the area of teaching ecumenism in theological institutions today.

WCC commission gathers to focus on next generation of ecumenists

WCC commission gathers to focus on next generation of ecumenists

“What do the churches need today? And what does the world need from the churches?”, asked Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) as he reflected on the shrinking space for institutional ecumenical theological education in many contexts worldwide at the opening of the biannual meeting of the WCC’s Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation, on 28 October.

The Céligny congregation, Bossey, and the memories of Arnold Mobbs

The Céligny congregation, Bossey, and the memories of Arnold Mobbs

As Rev. Marc Gallopin welcomes the new Bossey students to the Reformed congregation in Céligny, Switzerland, this sunny Sunday, 13 October, the name of another Céligny pastor comes to my mind: Arnold Mobbs.

Bossey students mark Thursdays in Black with Swedish visitors

Bossey students mark Thursdays in Black with Swedish visitors

Students at the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Institute at Bossey marked Thursdays in Black on 10 October, together with a group of visitors from Sweden.

Kenya mourns the late Prof. Samuel John Mbiti

Kenya mourns the late Prof. Samuel John Mbiti

Kenyan religious leaders, scholars, students and ordinary people have mourned Prof. John Samuel Mbiti, world-renowned Christian philosopher and writer who died on 6 October.

WCC commemorates life of former Bossey director John Samuel Mbiti

WCC commemorates life of former Bossey director John Samuel Mbiti

The World Council of Churches (WCC) fellowship joined family and friends of Prof. John Samuel Mbiti in giving thanks for his life and grieving his death on 6 October.

New Anglican director of unity sees encouraging signs

New Anglican director of unity sees encouraging signs

Rev. Dr William Adam is the new director of Unity, Faith and Order for the Anglican Communion. He is also the ecumenical adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as a graduate of the Bossey Ecumenical Institute.