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Ecumenical vision of the WCC

This project interprets and communicates a vision, embodied in the WCC's 1998 policy statement "Towards a common understanding and vision of the WCC", that seeks both to broaden the ecumenical movement and to serve it.

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WCC Assembly Planning Committee meets in Cyprus

WCC Assembly Planning Committee meets in Cyprus

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly Planning Committee (APC) is meeting in Cyprus from 9-16 January to develop central building blocks of the WCC 11th Assembly. The APC will also discuss the allocation of seats, input to the spiritual life of the assembly, communication strategies and the local programme.

WCC staff plans year ahead

WCC staff plans year ahead

On 11-13 April, World Council of Churches (WCC) staff are gathering to develop a common work plan for the year ahead.

Area Development Plan for Green Village now in effect

Area Development Plan for Green Village now in effect

On 26 January, Geneva authorities confirmed that the Area Development Plan (ADP) for the project Green Village is now in effect. The Green Village real estate project, designed by LRS Architectes SA, sets six new buildings in a park, around a restored and renovated Ecumenical Centre building.

WCC Assembly Planning Committee convenes initial meeting

WCC Assembly Planning Committee convenes initial meeting

The World Council of Churches Assembly Planning Committee (APC) is holding its first meeting on 1-6 February in Bossey, Switzerland. The purpose of the meeting is to assist the WCC Central Committee in preparing the 11th WCC assembly in 2021.

Jürgen Moltmann leads ecumenical reflections in Geneva

Jürgen Moltmann leads ecumenical reflections in Geneva

At the start of a new year of work at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, respected German theologian Jürgen Moltmann led a day-long series of presentations and discussions as a guest of the WCC on Wednesday, 13 January. He also responded to comments and questions on his new book, The Living God and the Fullness of Life (WCC Publications, 2016).

Churches from diverse traditions to address persecution faced by Christians

Churches from diverse traditions to address persecution faced by Christians

A recent meeting of representatives from ecumenical organizations, Catholic, Evangelical and Pentecostal churches in Strasbourg, France has promised to address more effectively discrimination, persecution and violence faced by Christians around the world. This theme will be explored in depth through an international consultation to be held in 2015.

Church councils reflect on the spirit of Christian unity in a time of change

Church councils reflect on the spirit of Christian unity in a time of change

The moderator of the WCC Central Committee called for an openness to change in an era of encounter with “different types of cultures and religions”.

After Busan: A pilgrimage of justice and peace

After Busan: A pilgrimage of justice and peace

Nearly one hundred representatives of the German member churches of the WCC met from 16 to 18 January at the Evangelical Academy of Loccum in order to share their experiences from the WCC 10th Assembly and to discuss how they would continue their way together on their pilgrimage of justice and peace.

WCC and Global Christian Forum seek Christian unity together

WCC and Global Christian Forum seek Christian unity together

A seminar has marked the strengthening of relationships between the WCC and the Global Christian Forum, affirming their distinctive and complementary roles in the quest for Christian unity.

Ecumenical Review gauges the movement’s direction

The July 2013 instalment of the quarterly journal The Ecumenical Review contemplates the future, and particularly the future of the WCC beyond its 10th Assembly. The assembly is to take place from 30 October to 8 November.