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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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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.

New academic year underway at Ecumenical Institute, Bossey

New academic year underway at Ecumenical Institute, Bossey

As of mid-September, the 2019-2020 academic year is officially underway at the WCC Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey.

Cooperation fostered between mission agencies, Bossey Ecumenical Institute

Cooperation fostered between mission agencies, Bossey Ecumenical Institute

From 4-5 September, the three general secretaries of the Communauté d´Eglises en Mission, United Evangelical Mission, and Council for World Mission met with the director of the Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Fr Ioan Sauca, and members of the faculty.

New website launched for Bossey Hotel and Conference Centre

New website launched for Bossey Hotel and Conference Centre

A brand new website now shows the breadth and quality of services offered at the WCC Hotel and Conference Centre at the Château de Bossey.