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Digital communicators weigh a future with “profound values at stake”

As a symposium on digital justice drew to a close on 15 September, participants  were weighing their vision for the future in a landscape fraught with injustice. Those taking part in the symposium—be they theologians, church leaders, politicians, students, journalists or professional communicators—are all in fact, digital communicators,” and this broad array of people who care worked to hone their collective thoughts into recommendations they believe can help the world.

WCC extends condolences, expresses concern over flood disaster in Europe

In a letter of solidarity to churches and all people throughout Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands, the moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee Dr Agnes Abuom and WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca extended condolences and concern for those who lost loved ones during the severe flooding that struck the region in mid-July.

WCC letter of solidarity to churches in Austria, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

In a letter of solidarity to churches and all people throughout Germany, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands, the moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee Dr Agnes Abuon and the acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca extended condolences and concern for those who lost loved ones during the severe flooding that struck the region in mid-July.

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WCC moderator describes monitoring assembly plans amid COVID-19

The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee convened on 15 July via videoconference to monitor plans for the WCC 11th Assembly in 2022. Below, WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom describes some of the situations the governing body is considering as assembly plans continue to unfold.

WCC honored with Bridge Builder Award 2021

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is receiving a Bridge Builder Award for building bridges of understanding between people, nations, and communities at national and international levels. The award is presented by the Jury of the 14th August Committee Norway together with The Oslo Center.

WCC shares overview of June central committee meeting

With 124 of 155 central committee members and presidents from around the world present, the WCC central committee convened to advance preparations for the 11th WCC Assembly, taking place in 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany under the theme Christs love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.” The central committee also addressed membership matters and strengthened the WCC fellowship through prayer and sharing. 

Water Justice is integral to Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, by Dr Agnes Abuom

Recently during the PJP harvest gathering meeting of WCC, at a workshop on revisiting the Seven Weeks for Water – Lenten campaign of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network, Dr Agnes Abuom was asked to reflect on the linkage between the WCC’s water justice campaign and the WCC’s overarching theme of Pilgrimage of  Justice and Peace? Having attended several PJP meetings and Lenten campaigns herself, she responded in a pre-recorded video message. The following is the transcript of her video message.

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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.

Media invited to opening press conference for WCC central committee meeting

The World Council of Churches (WCC) invites accredited media to the online opening press conference on 24 June at 12:00-12.45 CET, during which WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom and WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca will provide an orientation of the work of the central committee.

WCC central committee convenes to prepare for 11th Assembly

The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee will convene via video conference from 23-29 June to prepare for the 11th WCC Assembly, taking place in 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany under the theme Christs love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.” The WCC governing body will also address business matters and strengthen the WCC fellowship through sharing and prayer.