Conference centre in Karlsruhe, Germany

Conference centre in Karlsruhe, Germany, location of the WCC 11th assembly in 20222


At the closing press conference, a panel of speakers from the leadership of the WCC central committee will offer an update on decisions made during the 23-29 central committee meeting, and on preparations for the 11th WCC Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2022, taking place under the theme Christs love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.

Press conference agenda:

  • Marianne Ejdersten, WCC director of Communication: Welcome, general information and introduction of the panel,
  • Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator, WCC central committee,
  • H. E. Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima, vice-moderator, WCC central committee and moderator, WCC assembly planning committee,
  • Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, vice moderator, WCC central committee
  • Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber, Evangelical Church in Germany, member of the WCC central committee,
  • Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, WCC acting general secretary,
  • Questions from media with responses from the panel.

The central committee is convening via video conference from 23-29 June.

This has been the first meeting of the WCC central committee held online, due to travel and meeting restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Media accreditation is required in order to participate with questions during the closing press conference and to follow up with individual interviews afterwards. Accredited media are welcome to request appointments for individual interviews by email to our media inbox: To ensure prompt attention and response, please direct all requests through this inbox!   

The press conference will also be available on for anyone interested in following the gathering with media. 

Interpretation available in French, Spanish and German, except for the pre-gathering in the online press centre. For more information:

Opening press conference of the WCC central committee 2021

WCC central committee meeting 2021

The 11th Assembly of the WCC in Karlsruhe, Germany