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Missing and Murdered: Addressing Femicide and Sexual and Gender-based Violence in our Global Context

25 November - 02 December 2021

Join us in two online meetings addressing the shadow pandemic of femicide and sexual and gender-based violence. Statistics gathered by the UN in 2017 indicated that 87,000 women were killed because of their gender. Of those murders, 58 percent – 137 women each day - were killed by a member of their own family or intimate partner. The onset of Covid-19 has exacerbated the violence, so much so, that by September 2020, 121 countries instituted and adopted new measures to provide support and/or care for women survivors of violence as part of their Covid-19 response plans.  

Webinar - Past massacres in the Middle East

19 November 2021

A webinar on 19 November—part of an ongoing series—will remember past massacres that took place in the Middle East.


International forum on Diakonia in China and global comparisons

22 - 23 November 2018

International forum will aim at promoting inter-contextual and cross-cultural dialogue on topics such as social service, sustainable development and peace among Chinese, European and global NGOs, government authorities and academia.

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Film and discussion on the Youth project: Walking to Emmaus

24 April 2018

On 24 April 2018 delegation of the Church of Sweden will visit the Ecumenical centre in Geneva to present the film "Walking to Emmaus". The youth project with a same title has been run from 2013-2015 and was led by the Diocese of Skara (Church of Sweden) in close cooperation with the Lutheran Church in Bavaria (ELKB), the South-East Diocese of the Lutheran Church in Southern Africa (ELCSA), the Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL).

Ecumenical centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Exhibition "12 faces of hope" in Geneva

18 September - 06 October 2017

On Monday, 18 September at 10:30, an exhibition of hope for justice and peace in the Holy Land will open at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva

World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel (2017)

17 - 24 September 2017

During this week which includes the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September, church organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of support in favour of peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians.


WCC joins the Blue Community

25 October 2016

The WCC will receive the visit of the renowned water activist Dr Maude Barlow at the Ecumenical Centre to welcome the WCC into the “blue community”.

Visser’t Hooft Hall, Ecumenical Center, 150 Route de Ferney, Geneva

WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe

18 - 19 January 2016

Some 80 leaders of governments, UN agencies, faith-related as well as non-religious civil society organizations from countries affected by the current refugee crisis in Europe, Middle East, and Africa will meet at a conference hosted by the World Council of Churches in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to discern how they can proactively influence and shape coordinated collective practical responses.

Geneva, Switzerland

Youth Engagement, Religion and Violence

18 - 22 August 2016

Young people are very much affected by the violence and tensions along religious lines that we are witnessing today in the Middle East but also in Europe, Asia, North America. The seminar is an interfaith initiative jointly organized by the Egyptian Muslim Centre Al Azhar (mosque and university), and the WCC.

Cairo, Egypt

Regional Ecumenical Workshop on Advocacy for Peace

29 - 31 March 2016

The workshop aims at strengthening ecumenical advocacy for peace by bringing key stakeholders together to share existing initiatives and best practices on advocacy for peace in the Middle East and to develop a joint advocacy plan for peacebuilding in the Middle East.

Beirut, Lebanon - Attendance by invitation only.

Women's pilgrimage towards justice and peace

09 - 13 June 2014

This training workshop will provide a space for dialogue on how men and women can contribute towards building peaceful communities. It will add to the efforts of women contributing towards an “ecumenical pilgrimage of justice and peace” consistent with a call from the WCC 10th Assembly in 2013.

Bossey, Switzerland

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)