The assembly takes place every four years, gathering students, faculty, staff, and board members from all over the globe.
For the first time ever, those unable to travel to assembly will be able to join some parts of the conference via livestreamed events.
Rev. Dr Kuzipa Nalwamba, WCC programme director for Unity, Mission and Ecumenical Formation, will offer a greeting from the WCC on 7 August when she will lead a Bible reflection on Psalm 90, “A Prayer to God as Refuge”. Her exposition set within the Assembly theme “Tabah dan Tangguh: Witnesses in the University and Beyond” will explore the place of psalms as prayed ethics and God’s commitment to establish human work in the same manner God dealt with Moses in the desert.
Participants will attend morning and evening thematic plenaries, seminars, small group discussion, and arts. In the morning, they will journey together through the book of Psalms as a guide for prayer, wisdom, ethics and openness to God, beauty, and vulnerability. It will be an opportunity to hear God in order to become resilient witnesses who thrive together in ministry amidst all of the challenges in the world today.
“Returning to the IFES assembly is a full circle moment for me. I was a in a campus fellowship during my four years of undergraduate studies. I later served as national general secretary and as regional staff for ten years altogether. I was at the Seoul Assembly in 1999 and at Le Bron (Netherlands) in 2003.”
“Additionally, in 2022, Vinoth Ramachandra, international Secretary for Dialogue and Social Engagement for IFES was the keynote speaker at our Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) that took place alongside the WCC 11th Assembly. This invitation is a reciprocal gesture that bodes well for WCC collaboration with IFES on our common witness to Christ’s love.”