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Youth in the ecumenical movement

This project promotes the active participation of young adults in the life of churches and the ecumenical movement, helping them to network, and enabling them to express their concerns and visions.

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“Growing in faith like a cedar of Lebanon” - International Ecumenical Youth Meeting in Beirut

“Growing in faith like a cedar of Lebanon” - International Ecumenical Youth Meeting in Beirut

From 23-25 March, 1,600 young people from 43 countries came together in Beirut, Lebanon with the brothers of the ecumenical, monastic community of Taizé (France). Middle Eastern and Western Christians discovered how fruitful and stimulating an ecumenical exchange can be.

International youth meeting to be convened in Beirut

International youth meeting to be convened in Beirut

The Churches of Lebanon, Middle East Council of Churches, and the Taizé community are holding an International Ecumenical Youth Meeting in Beirut from 22-26 March.

Applications open for seminar on youth and racism awareness, Japan

Applications open for seminar on youth and racism awareness, Japan

The WCC invites applications for a seminar on Youth and Racism Awareness in Asia, to be held in Osaka, Japan on 8-12 September 2019.

Thursdays in Black “Valentine’s Day” focuses on “Love heals, not hurts”

Thursdays in Black “Valentine’s Day” focuses on “Love heals, not hurts”

A special WCC campaign is tackling abuse and violence in “loving” relationships. Valentine’s Day, 14 February, falls on a Thursday this year, and is being connected to the Thursdays in Black campaign against rape and violence.

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.

WCC sends greetings as Taize youth reflect on hospitality

WCC sends greetings as Taize youth reflect on hospitality

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent greetings to hundreds of young people from the Taize community as they gathered in Madrid from 28 December to 1 January to reflect on the theme “Let Us Not Forget Hospitality!”

Younger theologians mark WCC 70th anniversary in The Ecumenical Review

Younger theologians mark WCC 70th anniversary in The Ecumenical Review

The latest issue of The Ecumenical Review, the quarterly journal of the World Council of Churches, contains a selection of articles received in response to a call for contributions by younger theologians and researchers to mark the WCC’s 70th anniversary.

WCC general secretary sends greeting to EKD synod

WCC general secretary sends greeting to EKD synod

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a greeting to the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) reflecting on the main theme of this year’s synod, “The Faith of Young People.”

WCC Eco-School encourages youth to become eco-ambassadors

WCC Eco-School encourages youth to become eco-ambassadors

“Hunger amidst plenty is the great contradiction of our time”, said Dr Ángel Ibarra, vice-minister of environment and natural resources of El Salvador, as he addressed participants of the World Council of Churches (WCC) “Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice”, being held in San Salvador, 1-12 November.