The WCC central committee will convene at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva and predominately focus on strategies and concrete measures for achieving goals staked out by the assembly. Turning priorities into actions in all programmatic areas and further strengthening the WCC’s influence on world affairs in a spirit of pilgrimage, reconciliation, and unity, are key objectives.     

The agenda for the central committee is expected to be finalized shortly and will be available at WCC Press Centre

The central committee meets normally every two years and serves as the chief governing body of the WCC between assemblies. The central committee is responsible for implementing the policies adopted by the assembly, as well as reviewing and supervising WCC programmes and the budget of the council. The current central committee’s mandate terminates at the WCC 12th Assembly, scheduled to take place in 2030.

Media accreditation is mandatory for access to open sessions, press conferences, briefings, and seminars – onsite, as well as online.

Apply for accreditation by filling out the form.

Tentative schedule for media activities on opening day, Wednesday 21 June:

10:30 CET: Media orientation – onsite and online.

11:00 – 16:30 CET: Open sessions with onsite access to the media. 

Afternoon (time to be advised): Opening press conference with the moderator and the general secretary. 

For your convenience, the moderator’s opening address on 21 June, as well as the general secretary’s report, will be made available under embargo for accredited media from 09:00 CET on Wednesday 21 June.

Media activities during the remainder of the central committee meeting will include daily orientations, thematic briefings (topics to be advised), and more. Details will follow.

A fully equipped WCC onsite media centre will be open daily. 

More information about the WCC central committee and other governing bodies of WCC, as well as news releases and other information, can be found at the WCC Press Centre.

For further questions and inquiries, please email our media inbox: [email protected]

You are also most welcome to contact:

Marianne Ejdersten,

WCC director of Communication, [email protected], +41 79 507 6363.

Claus Grue, WCC communication consultant and media coordinator, [email protected], +46 70 611 0977.