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WCC assembly planning focus on the theme “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” in the context of COVID-19

21 September 2020

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly Planning Committee is meeting 22-25 September, marking the committee’s fourth preparatory meeting and its first meeting online.

Plans for the WCC 11th Assembly, taking place in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September 2022, continue to unfold in the midst of the global realities of COVID-19 and growing social unrest in response to racism and other inequalities.

The committee will more deeply consider the theme of the assembly, “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” in response to the signs of our times. The committee will discuss and further develop the daily thematic foci and the thematic rhythm of the assembly, and offer advice on draft ecumenical conversations designed to engage delegates in sustained in-depth dialogue on critical issues that affect the unity, mission and witness of the churches.

Work will continue on the nature and style of the assembly, spiritual life of the assembly and thematic plenaries, home groups and Bible study.

More information on the WCC 11th Assembly

New 2022 date decided for WCC 11th Assembly as “opportunity to deepen visible unity” - WCC news release (27 July 2020)