The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee will meet 20-24 July by videoconference to address the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on WCC work in 2020 and 2021, and plans to scale up ecumenical cooperation on overcoming racism.
The committee will also decide dates for the 11th WCC Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany in August/September 2022. Reports on the development plan for the Green Village will also be discussed.
“A particularly challenging but gratifying aspect of our preparations for the executive committee meeting is the review of WCC plans for this year and the year ahead,” said Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, interim WCC general secretary. “While we have had to make adjustments due to the consequences of the pandemic, it is also true that our essential functions as a fellowship have been strengthened and we are finding creative ways to implement and expand our work with WCC member churches and ecumenical partners.”
Sauca has been sending monthly accountability reports to the WCC central and executive committees to keep the members up-to-date on how the WCC has responded to and adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic.