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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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Former students share their memories of the Ecumenical Institute

Former students share their memories of the Ecumenical Institute

In a collection of essays, former students of the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey share how their years at the Institute created some of their fondest memories. Their experience inspired a new understanding of Christian unity and ecumenical endeavours they have undertaken in churches around the globe.

Paul Isaak appointed as director of elections in Namibia

Paul Isaak appointed as director of elections in Namibia

A long time academic and professor of missiology at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, Dr Paul J. Isaak has been appointed as director of elections by President Hifikepunye Pohamba in Namibia. Isaak commenced his new position at the Electoral Commission of Namibia in September.

Youth build multi-faith community in Bossey

Youth build multi-faith community in Bossey

Young people of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths have created a unique community during a summer course at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey. Together they seek to break religious stereotypes, promote mutual respect and enhance their understanding of religions beyond the conflict paradigm.

Seminar invokes reflections on eco-theology and care for creation

Seminar invokes reflections on eco-theology and care for creation

A seminar at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland gathered diverse reflections on eco-theology, care for the creation and climate change, and how to build a sustainable world. The contributors included Christian theologians and activists as well as youth.

Geneva conference reflects on legacy of Chiara Lubich

Geneva conference reflects on legacy of Chiara Lubich

A conference held by the WCC and the Focolare movement founded by Chiara Lubich addressed the theme of “Peace and justice, fruits of unity” on the 10th anniversary of Lubich’s last visit to Geneva and the fifth year after her death.

Consolidated WCC library opens in Bossey

Consolidated WCC library opens in Bossey

The WCC has announced the opening of its consolidated library housed at the Ecumenical Institute, in Bossey, Switzerland, near its Geneva offices.

Bossey inaugurates its new guest house and conference hall

Bossey inaugurates its new guest house and conference hall

The Ecumenical Institute of Bossey inaugurated its recently renovated guest house and a new conference hall on 14 February, expanding its facilities for the use of churches, ecumenical bodies, local and international organizations and individual visitors.

New accreditation agreement announced for Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

New accreditation agreement announced for Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

A groundbreaking agreement was announced Wednesday making all students attending the WCC’s Ecumenical Institute at Bossey eligible to receive an accredited certificate from the University of Geneva.

Two new scholarship endowments for Bossey

Two new scholarship endowments for Bossey

The endowment of two new scholarship funds geared towards facilitating studies at the Ecumenical Institute of the WCC was celebrated at the graduation ceremony for the 61st session of the institute's Graduate School of Ecumenical Studies on 3 February.

There's value in diversity, say young people from three faiths

There's value in diversity, say young people from three faiths

Religious diversity is an unavoidable reality today – and an opportunity, according to the participants of an interfaith seminar held in July at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Institute at Bossey outside Geneva, Switzerland.