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Welcome to the closing press conference for WCC central committee meeting

The World Council of Churches (WCC) invites accredited media to the online closing press conference on 29 June, to be held directly after the closing session, which is expected to end at 515pm CET, at the earliest. The exact time for the press conference is dependent on the duration of the closing session and will be communicated 15 minutes in advance. Accredited media are welcome to join the WCC Communications team in the online WCC press room from 5 pm CET.

Symposium to examine role of religion and the UN in working for gender equality in 2021

Senior UN staff, representatives from faith groups and members of civil society will be presenting at the 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs on January 26, 2021. This year’s event will focus on “2021: A defining year for accelerating gender equality, equity and justice,” with a series of presentations and discussions on issues including multi-stakeholder collaboration to accelerate gender equality, equity and justice, the urgency for achieving it, women advancing peace and security, and multilateralism and the intersection of religion and human rights.

WCC general secretary heads home and says thanks to media

After more than 30 years as a pastor, ecumenist and church leader, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit firmly believes that the church can change the world. As general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) for the past ten years, he has witnessed what Jesus Christ means to people of faith around the globe. By the end of this month he heads home to lead the Church of Norway as presiding bishop of its bishop’s conference.