31 August 2022, Karlsruhe, Germany: WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom speaks at the opening plenary of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme "Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity."


To all accredited media


All accreditemedia are cordially invited to:

Press conference of the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly

Focus: Care of Creation

When: 1 September at 11:15 am CEST.

Venue: The studio, Gartenhalle, Karlsruhe.

Accredited media can also participate and ask questions online via Zoom.

The press conference can also be followed via live stream for unaccredited media and the public at


  1. Words of Welcome, Marianne Ejdersten, WCC director of Communication
  2. Ms Joy Kennedy, moderator of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change
  3. Ms Julia Rensberg, a delegate of the Church of Sweden, represents the Sámi Council within the Swedish Church.
  4. Mr Bjorn Warde, a delegate of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago, collaborates with mission groups in the Caribbean providing support and consultation on gender-based and family violence outreach as well as youth empowerment.
  5. Questions to the panel

The press conference will held in English and interpreted in German, French and Spanish.  

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For more information about the WCC assembly, please visit the WCC assembly website

The press conference will be livestreamed on

Accredited media onsite in Karlsruhe are also invited to follow the press conference from the press center.

For more information about media accreditation, please see:
Mandatory media accreditation for the WCC assembly

WCC Communication
Marianne Ejdersten
Director of Communication