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  • 21.09.12 - 21.09.12 International Day of Prayer for Peace Worldwide

    The World Council of Churches calls on the churches and congregations around the world to observe an International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September. The day coincides with the International Day of Peace initiated by the United Nations.

  • 03.03.14 - 01.05.14 Seven Weeks for Water Worldwide

    Since 2008, the Ecumenical Water Network has been providing weekly reflections and other resources on water during the season of Lent. These Seven Weeks for Water are a way of raising awareness around World Water Day on 22 March.

  • 18.01.15 - 25.01.15 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Worldwide

    Shortly after the beginning of each year, Christians around the world pray for church unity. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally celebrated from 18-25 January, draws on resources sponsored jointly by the WCC and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church.

  • 12.08.15 - 30.08.15 Building an interfaith community Bossey, Switzerland

    "What can we, as people of faith, do to respond and to overcome the pressing challenges of our time, such as violence and conflict, and build together mutually accountable societies based on respect and cooperation?" This is the question up to 30 young Christians, Muslims and Jews from around the world are to explore during a summer seminar at the WCC's Ecumenical Institute in Bossey.

  • 22.09.15 - 28.09.15 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel Worldwide

    During the week following the International Day of Prayer for Peace, church organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to make a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of advocacy in support a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

  • 30.10.13 - 08.11.13 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches Busan, Republic of Korea

    The WCC 10th Assembly will take place in Busan, South Korea, under the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”.

  • 30.11.12 - 30.11.12 Presentation by anti-apartheid activist Michael Lapsley Geneva, Switzerland

    South African activist and Anglican priest Fr Michael Lapsley, SSM (Society of the Sacred Mission), will offer a presentation about his life and work in the Healing of Memories project. He will speak on 30 November at 15:00 in the Visser 't Hooft Hall of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 29.11.12 - 02.12.12 Consultation on peace and security in Latin America Antigua, Guatemala

    More than thirty participants from different Latin American countries will be meeting in Antigua, Guatemala for a regional consultation reflecting on peace and human security in Latin America.

  • 25.11.12 - 10.12.12 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women

    The WCC is inviting individuals and congregations to join “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence” through reflections, prayers and action towards overcoming violence against women.

  • 05.11.12 - 10.11.12 GEM preparatory meeting for the WCC 10th Assembly Manila, Philippines

    The Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM) will meet in Manila in November to plan its participation in the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, in 2013, and make sure that the reality of migration and its impacts on people and churches will be addressed there in a meaningful way.