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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

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

World conference on xenophobia, racism, and populist nationalism in the context of global migration

18 - 20 September 2018

Convinced of the pivotal role that the churches can play in the task of promoting a just and peaceful human society, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the World Council of Churches in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, undertake to host a world conference that brings together governmental, intergovernmental, civil society, academic, religious, and ecumenical leaders and actors from around the globe to reflect and together seek cohesive and realistic responses to the phenomenon of increasing xenophobia [xénos/stranger+phóbos/fear], racism, and populist nationalism in political and social responses to migrants and refugees. The conference is committed to inclusive participation and to hearing the voices of migrants and refugees themselves.

Ergife Palace Hotel, via Aurelia 619, Rome, Italy

Archbishop of Canterbury visits WCC

16 February 2018

As part of the celebrations of its 70th anniversary year, the World Council of Churches welcomes the official visit and public lecture by The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury on 16 February 2018.

Geneva, Switzerland / online

Commission on Faith and Order meeting

15 - 22 June 2017

The Commission on Faith and Order is a study commission of the World Council of Churches. The purpose of the theological studies it undertakes is ecumenical: “to serve the churches as they call one another to visible unity in one faith and in one eucharistic fellowship…”

Pretoria, South Africa

Mission in Secularized Contexts

22 - 26 February 2016

Participants from different regions and Christian traditions will analyze together the challenges to mission in secularized contexts. They will discuss relevant passages of the mission statement Together Towards Life and work together on strategies and approaches to address this situation ecumenically – also drawing on the presence and vital witness of Christian communities of migrants.

Hungary

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18 - 25 January 2022

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 was chosen by the Middle East Council of Churches: "We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him." (Mt 2:2) More than ever, in these difficult times, we need a light that shines in the darkness and that light, Christians proclaim, has been manifested in Jesus Christ.

Worldwide (northern hemisphere)