The meetings provide space for sharing how COVID-19 continues to impact the work the mission and development agencies that support the programmatic work of the WCC.
The meeting offered participants an experience of a ‘day in the life’ of the WCC 11th Assembly, taking place in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2022. Discussion strengthened reflection on the theme of the assembly – Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity – and opportunities for ecumenical partners to bring their networks, partners and programmes to the assembly through the Brunnen programme of exhibitions and workshops.
The WCC presented financial and programmatic results from 2020, including the impact of COVID-19 on the work of the WCC and the fellowship of member churches. The WCC presented plans for the pilgrimage of justice and peace in 2022 with Europe and a new programmatic focus on overcoming racism launched in 2021.
The WCC hosted a “market place” discussion between staff and partners looking at the urgency and horizon for ecumenical collaboration on health and healing, economic and ecological justice, gender justice and peace-building.