2021: ÖRK Vollversammlung in Karlsruhe

2021 Karlsruhe - 11. Vollversammlung

Koordinierungsbüro der Vollversammlung des ÖRK 2020
in Karlsruhe, BW

Einladung durch die EKD (Juni 2018)
Von Amsterdam nach Karlsruhe (Juni 2018)
Pressegspräch in Karlsruhe (20.06.2018)

Thema der 11. Vollversammlung in Karlsruhe (2021) beschlossen

WCC releases theme for 11th Assembly:
                      “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”

10 January 2019

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee has decided upon the theme for its 11th Assembly, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2021. “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” will be the theme used in development of programmes and other preparations.
The WCC Assembly Planning Committee is currently meeting in Cyprus to develop central building blocks for the assembly.
“The theme will help to focus on the ecumenical movement as a movement of love, seeking to follow Christ and witness to Christ’s love - expressed in the search for justice and peace, and unity based on that,” commented WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and added “The one human family needs love and needs to love to face our future together.”

The WCC ask for prayers for the APC, and for the churches and partners in its fellowship as it begins to prepare for and to move towards the next assembly.

The assembly is the "supreme legislative body" of the WCC, and meets every eight years. The formal purpose of the assembly is to review programmes and determine the overall policies of the WCC, as well as to elect presidents and appoint a Central Committee which serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly.

Pressemitteilung vom 16.01.2019

"What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Ecumenical Future of the Churches"
Michael Huffington Lecture by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit World Council of Churches general secretary on 3 April, 2019
Loyola University, Los Angeles, California, USA
April 3, 2019
Prayer will be heartbeat of WCC 11th Assembly
17 July 2019
As the Worship Assembly Planning Committee had its first meeting in Baden, Germany from 5-11 July, prayer was at the forefront for becoming the heartbeat of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th assembly in Karlsruhe in September 2021.
Members of the committee discussed the framework for inter-confessional prayer before going into deeper exploration of the assembly theme, “Christ’s Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity.”

Preparation underway, as Karlsruhe makes ready to receive WCC 11th Assembly
14 October 2019 |  By Albin Hilled*
As autumn is beginning to kick in, churches in Karlsruhe and across Germany are making headway in
preparing to receive the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in 2021.
Set on the bank of the Rhine near the French-German border in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg in
Germany, Karlsruhe will receive in just under two year's time tens of thousands of Christians from all over the
world, including delegates from WCC member churches, representatives of ecumenical partners, and any number
of media representatives and interested public wanting to participate, learn and share what it means to be a
Christian in today’s world. ....

WCC Assembly Planning Committee meets in Karlsruhe with focus on youth, spiritual life
04 December 2019
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly Planning Committee is meeting in
Karlsruhe, Germany from 2-9 December, marking the committee’s third preparatory meeting
and its first meeting with the local host committee in Germany.
The planning this week has a special focus on youth participation and spiritual life in the
11th WCC Assembly, to be held in September 2021. ...

European Regional Pre­ Assembly for WCC 11th Assembly
February 18, 2021 - February 20, 2021
The Conference of European Churches, a regional ecumenical organisation, cooperating with the World Council of Churches (WCC), will hold the European Regional Pre-Assembly ahead of the WCC 11th General Assembly. The Pre­ Assembly event will take place from 18 to 20 February 2021 in Warsaw, Poland, in cooperation with the Polish Ecumenical Council. ...

CEC PM (Okt.2020): European Regional Pre Assembly for WCC 11th Assembly  NEW DATES

25 - 27 February 2022 in Warsaw, Poland
The Conference of European Churches will hold the European Regional Pre-Assembly from 25 to 27 February 2022 in Warsaw, Poland, ahead of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) taking place same year in 2022.

CEC’s European Regional Pre-Assembly has been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 related uncertainties.

The WCC 11th Assembly will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September 2022, addressing the theme “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”.

The European Regional Pre-Assembly will enable the European participants of the WCC Assembly to actively engage in the life and processes of the Assembly. The participants will raise awareness about crucial topics in Europe promoting the work of the churches in different areas and reflecting on global concerns that will be raised during the WCC Assembly.

CEC is organising the European Regional Pre-Assembly as a Regional Ecumenical Organisation (REO) in cooperation with the WCC, and together with the Polish Ecumenical Council.


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