4 September 2022, Karlsruhe, Germany: Networking Zone of the WCC 11th Assembly. The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme "Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity."


The previous roundtable produced the specialized ministries pre-assembly message, which substantially influenced the WCC 11th Assembly message, A call to act together.”

This years roundtable will contribute in substantive ways to the WCC strategic direction and plans, building on the assemblys mandate to be on a pilgrimage of justice, reconciliation, and unity. Discussions at the roundtable will help prepare for the June 2023 WCC central committee meeting.

Together, we will discern the signs of our times, emphasize the importance of working together in a fragile world, and reflect on the mission and vision of the ecumenical movement,” said WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay. Input from our partners in specialized ministries is valued and needed as we share potential points of collaboration to strengthen our common work and witness.”

Specialized ministries are church-related agencies and organizations active in humanitarian, development and disaster response work. They are key collaborators for the WCC, and I would argue an essential part of global conciliar ecumenism,” said Rev. Nathan Day Wilson, WCC liaison to specialized ministries.

In June 2023, the WCC central committee will develop the strategic direction and programmatic responses to the assembly as a Pilgrimage of Justice, Reconciliation, and Unity. It will approve the WCC Strategic Plan 2023-2030, guiding the work of the WCC until the next WCC assembly in 2030.

 Link to the WCC 11th Assembly Message

Working Together” hones collaboration to address the needs of the world