24 June 2023, Geneva, Switzerland: Stacey Duensing Pearce of the Reformed Church in America engaged in conversation during a Pilgrimage plenary on Reconciliation underway at the World Council of Churches central committee, which gathers in Geneva on 21-27 June 2023, for its first full meeting following the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe in 2022.


The book is a collection of all the reports of 23 Ecumenical Conversations addressing different issues pertinent to the unity of churches and their common witness and service to the world.

It presents the deliberations and the ensuing affirmations and challenges that the participants saw as imperatives for the work of the WCC and the wider ecumenical movement in the 2023-2030 strategic period until the WCC 12th Assembly takes place.

The report from each conversation contains an abstract, short notes on the proceedings, and a list of key affirmations and challenges to guide the fellowship in reflecting and acting on the issues identified.

In the preface, WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay writes that the Ecumenical Conversations created an opportunity for collective reflection. This compilation puts a resource into our hands that will continue the ecumenical conversation as churches and their interfaith partners move together on the Pilgrimage of Justice, Reconciliation, and Unity in a fragmented world,” he writes.

Topics include creation justice, the churchesrole in health and healing, ecumenical diakonia, and many more.

More information and a downloadable PDF:

Report on the Ecumenical Conversations at the WCC 11th Assembly

Photo gallery of the WCC Central committee meeting

WCC Central committee meeting, June 2023