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Specialized Ministries Pre-Assembly

09 - 10 March 2022

The pre-assembly with the leadership of specialized ministries is the opportunity to articulate a common response to the most pressing issues of our time and to propose common action as we move together toward the WCC assembly in Karlsruhe.

Global ecumenical prayer for Christian Unity

25 January 2021

WCC interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca is inviting the global ecumenical family and friends to join a livestreamed public prayer service on the final day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

www.oikoumene.org/live

Ecumenical prayer on the occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality

20 January 2020

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is part of the “Fight Inequality” Alliance that aims to “build a global movement to counter the excessive concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a small elite and achieve a just, equal and sustainable world”. On 20 January, an ecumenical prayer service will be held in the WCC headquarters in Geneva as part of its involvement in the Week of Action to Fight Inequality 2020 (18 - 25 January).

Ecumenical Centre

The Ecumenical International Youth Day| Transforming Education

12 August 2019

This year, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), in partnership with the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), will observe together the International Youth Day (IYD) with the theme: “Transforming Education.” Youth are the future of the church, and they are great advocates for Christian unity. The WCC wants to empower young Christians to liven up the ecumenical movement.

The Ecumenical Centre

Worship on the Occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality

21 January 2019

During the week of 18-25 January, we celebrate two important events: the Week of Action to Fight Inequality and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which has as its theme for 2019, “justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16, 18-20). As Christians, we are a diverse, worldwide family. Jesus calls us to be the light of the world, to preach the good news to those that have less. Where can our worldwide network serve as a light in a world of tremendous inequalities? Where can the Holy Spirit help us to come together as one and discover our potential for enacting change?

Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

World Children's Day WCC - UNICEF Celebratory Event

21 November 2018

On the occasion of 2018 World Children’s Day, and in recognition of the WCC’s 70th anniversary, UNICEF and WCC are convening a number of WCC member churches and common partners to celebrate the UNICEF-WCC global partnership and to take stock of the many achievements of the Churches’ Commitments to Children.

Ecumenical Centre, 1 Route des Morillons, Geneva

Book Launch: Biography of Emilio Castro

28 September 2018

This public event presents the new WCC publication "Emilio Castro: A Legacy of Passionate Ecumenism," a biography of the first Latin American to serve as the fellowship’s general secretary.

Visser’ t Hooft Hall, Ecumenical Centre, 150 route de Ferney, Geneva

20 years since the Ecumenical Decade in Solidarity with Women

01 - 06 October 2018

In the context of the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches, the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace and the 2030 sustainable development agenda, an international consultation will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the WCC’s Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women (1988-1998). The consultation will reflect on the achievements and challenges in building a just community of women and men and to strengthen ecumenical collaboration in reading the signs of our times in order to map the future direction of our work.

Kingston, Jamaica

WCC 70th anniversary in Amsterdam

23 August 2018

During a 23 August service in the Netherlands in the Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th-century church in Amsterdam, World Council of Churches leaders will celebrate the WCC’s 70th anniversary at the very spot in which the organization was founded.  A “Walk of Peace” through Amsterdam, and a symposium under the theme “Hospitality on a pilgrim's way to peace and justice”, at the Vrije Universiteit, will also be held on the same day.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

70th anniversary prayer service

17 June 2018

WCC Central Committee members will join local church leaders, partners and friends of the council, as well as staff and former staff living in and near Geneva for a 10-11 a.m. prayer service, followed by a welcome drink offered by the local parish in the courtyard of the cathedral. Ecumenical Patriarch His All-Holiness Bartholomew I has kindly accepted to give the homily.

Geneva, Switzerland

Press conference on programme of Pope Francis' Ecumenical Pilgrimage to WCC

15 May 2018

Press Conference I: 15 May at 12:00 CET on the programme of the Pope’s visit with Fr. Andrzej Choromański of the Roman Catholic Church, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches; Rev. Dr Charles Morerod, Bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg of the Roman Catholic Church.

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva