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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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“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation

“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation

Over 30 seasoned theological educators, emerging theologians and researchers, church ministers and practitioners engaged in grassroots adult education gathered at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland, 12-15 May, to reflect on eco-theology and theological education.

Green Reformation: seeds of hope for an ecological theology

Green Reformation: seeds of hope for an ecological theology

An international consultation on "Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement,” organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC) department on Ecumenical Theological Education in cooperation with the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany, will take place 12-15 May, at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland.

WCC pays tribute to ecumenist pioneer

WCC pays tribute to ecumenist pioneer

On Monday 3 June the WCC hosts a half-day seminar on the legacy of one of ecumenism’s leading figures, archishop Nathan Söderblom, followed by a discussion on today’s ecumenical challenges.

Muslim from Canada and Indian Christian share sun rising over Lake Geneva praying together

Muslim from Canada and Indian Christian share sun rising over Lake Geneva praying together

The Shia Muslim student from Canada, the Presbyterian Christian student from India and some of their companions reluctantly set off for an early run on a chilly morning to the Geneva lakeside little knowing what sunrise would bring.

مسلم من كندا ومسيحي من الهند يتشاركان لحظة شروق الشمس على بحيرة جنيف بينما يقيمان الصلاة معا

مسلم من كندا ومسيحي من الهند يتشاركان لحظة شروق الشمس على بحيرة جنيف بينما يقيمان الصلاة معا

انطلق على مضض كل من الطالب المسلم الشيعي القادم من كندا، والطالب المسيحي المشيخي المنحدر من الهند، صحبة رفاقهما، لممارسة الركض باكرا خلال صباح ذلك اليوم البارد على ضفاف بحيرة جنيف، دون أن يعلما ما يحمله شروق شمس ذلك اليوم من معاني غير متوقعة.

Eager ecumenists embark on new missions

Eager ecumenists embark on new missions

Monday 28 January was a very special day for 25-year-old student Kezia Wairata from Jakarta, Indonesia. Along with 30 dedicated peers she received her diploma in advanced studies of ecumenism at the WCC Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland.

Bossey transforms the life of ecumenical students

Bossey transforms the life of ecumenical students

Almost 30 international students from the WCC's Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Switzerland, are embarking on a future of ecumenism, dialogue and unity that began with months of intense study and fellowship.

Bossey students join Pope Francis in Rome to inaugurate Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Bossey students join Pope Francis in Rome to inaugurate Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Twenty-nine students from the WCC Bossey Ecumenical Institute traveled to Rome for the annual study visit to the Vatican, and to take part in the inauguration of the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which is observed 18-25 January.

Meetings in the WCC and Bossey widen horizon for ordinands

Meetings in the WCC and Bossey widen horizon for ordinands

Twenty ordinands from the Church of Sweden accompanied by Rev. Pehr-Albin Edén, ecumenical officer, and professors from the Church of Sweden Study Institute, visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey in November. This has become a real tradition for the Swedish who come every year.

The American Academy of Religion stimulates WCC publishing plans

The American Academy of Religion stimulates WCC publishing plans

A large-scale gathering of religious scholars, publishers, and librarians in the United States has yielded promising new ideas for the publications programme of the World Council of Churches (WCC) over the next few years.