Sponsors

 

N.B. The plenary sessions of the Joint Working Group (JWG) are listed in boldface and given a progressive numeration. The other meetings without numeration are meetings of the sub-commissions of the JWG or consultations, convoked, organized or recommended by the JWG, even if these were sometimes realized with the assistance of other organisms. The themes of such consultations are pertinent to the reflection of the work of the JWG.

RCC-WCC

PLANNING PHASE

 

April 15, 1964 – Milan, Italy

Meeting formulating plans to be realized after the promulgation of the Decree on Ecumenism

July 27-31, 1964 – Tutzing, Germany

Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC); Working Paper on a “Basis of Cooperation with the Roman Catholic Church (RCC)”

January 12-21, 1965 – Enugu, Nigeria

Central Committee of WCC adopted proposal for Joint Working Group
STATEMENT: “RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE WORLD COUNCIL OF
CHURCHES AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH” Full-Text

“RELATIONS AVEC L’ÉGLISE CATHOLIQUE ROMAINE” Full-Text

 

MEETING AND STATEMENTS

PHASE 1965-1968

 

1. May 22-24, 1965 – Bossey, Switzerland

“Nature of Ecumenism; Ecumenical Dialogue; Areas of Collaboration; Church and
Society; Laity; Women”

October 16, 1965 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Joint Worship at Ecumenical Gatherings”

November 18, 1965 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Joint Worship at Ecumenical Gatherings”

2. November 17-20, 1965 – Ariccia, Italy

“Nature of Ecumenism; Ecumenical Dialogue; Areas of Collaboration; Church and
Society; Laity; Women; Preparation and Approval of the First Official Report”

FIRST OFFICIAL REPORT (February 1966)
APPENDIX 1 – “LIST OF MEMBERS”
APPENDIX 2 – REPORT: “JOINT WORSHIP AT ECUMENICAL GATHERINGS” Full-Text

January 26-28, 1966 – Geneva, Switzerland

Consultation: “Social Service; Emergency and Development Aid”

3. May 13-16, 1966 – Bossey, Switzerland

“Possible Collaboration; Nature of Dialogue; Catholicity and Apostolicity; Nature
and Scope of Ecumenism; Proselytism; Theology of Mixed Marriage”

October 16-20, 1966 – Geneva, Switzerland

Consultation: “The Future of the Week of Prayer”

4. November 20-22, 1966 – Crêt-Bérard, Switzerland

“Review of Developments with regard to Ecumenical Dialogues; Co-operation in
Fields of Common Prayer for Unity, Social Questions, Missions, Relief Activity;
Women’s Work and Laity; Establishment of Sub-commissions”

January 21-23, 1967

Consultation: “Social Service; Emergency and Development Aid”

March 1-4, 1967 – Nemi, Italy

Consultation: “Mixed Marriages”

5. May 15-19, 1967 – Ariccia, Italy

“Nature of Dialogue; Role of the Churches in Aid, Development and Justice; Mixed
Marriages; Proselytism; Work of Women and Men in the Church; Preparation and
Approval of the Second Official Report”

SECOND OFFICIAL REPORT (August 1967) Full-Text
APPENDIX I – WORKING PAPER: “ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE” (1967) Full-Text

May 19-24, 1967 – Nemi, Italy

Consultation: “Catholicity and Apostolicity”

September 16-21, 1967 – Oegstgeest (Leyden), The Netherlands

Consultation: “Catholicity and Apostolicity”

6. December 3-7, 1967 – Assisi, Italy

“Collaboration between WCC and RCC; Laity; Common Activity; Organization”

April 29 – May 1, 1968 – Geneva, Switzerland

Consultation: “Liturgy”

April 29 – May 1, 1968 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Common Missionary Concern; Structure of Respective
Decision-Making Process”

May 10-14, 1968 – Arnoldshain, Germany

Consultation: “Christian Witness and Proselytism”

7. May 16-19, 1968 – Arnoldshain, Germany

“Review of Ecumenical Developments; Common Witness and Proselytism; Common Worship and Liturgical Life”

May 31 – June 5, 1968 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Catholicity and Apostolicity”

PHASE 1968-1975

 

8. December 1-5, 1968 – Rome, Italy

“Collaboration after Uppsala; Exploration on Program for Solidarity, Development
and Peace (SODEPAX); Co-ordination of Aid to Nigeria”

9. May 12-17, 1969 – Gwatt, Switzerland

“Enlarged Membership (more permanent relationship between WCC and RCC);
Catholicity and Apostolicity; Common Witness; relations with Other Religions”

PAPER – “PATTERNS OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN RCC AND WCC”

N.B. This not an official document of the JWG but it has importance concerning
the possible membership of the Catholic Church in the WCC

September 29 – October 3, 1969 – Zagorsk, USSR

Consultation: “Common Witness and Proselytism”

10. May 25-30, 1970 – Naples, Italy

“Possible Membership of the RCC in the WCC; Catholicity and Apostolicity; Common Witness and Proselytism; SODEPAX; Exploratory Committee on Medical Aid; Approval of the Study Paper on ‘Common Witness and Proselytism’; Preparation and Approval of the Third Official Report”

THIRD OFFICIAL REPORT (May 1970) Full-Text
APPENDIX I – REPORT ON COMMON ACTIVITIES
APPENDIX II – STUDY DOCUMENT: “COMMON WITNESS AND PROSELYTISM”
APPENDIX III – STUDY DOCUMENT: “CATHOLICITY AND APOSTOLICITY”

11. June 7-12, 1971 – Bernhäuser Forst (Stuttgart), Germany

“Membership of the Catholic Church in the WCC; Theological, Pastoral, Structural
Development of Ecumenism at a Local, National, Regional Level; SODEPAX; Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”

12. May 29 – June 2, 1972 – Rome, Italy

“Role of National, Regional and Local Councils of Churches; Structure of the JWG
for Better Collaboration; SODEPAX; Women’s Ecumenical Liaison Group (WELG);
Nature and Meaning of the Communion that already Exists; Proposal for Studies on: Cooperation on Education, Youth and Family, Authority, New Movements, Church and Socio-political Issues”

13. May 21-25, 1973 – Windsor, England

“Co-operation between Parent Bodies; Local/Regional Developments; SODEPAX”

REPORT: “FUTURE JOINT ACTIVITIES OF RCC AND WCC” (1973) Full-Text

February,1974 – Geneva, Switzerland

Consultation: “Surveys, Analysis and Questionnaire on Mission”

14. May 27-31, 1974 – Venice, Italy

“Identify and Encourage Opportunities for Co-operation between WCC and RCC;
SODEPAX; Laity; Proposal for Studies on: Mission and Ecumenism, People of Other Faiths, Relief and Service, Human Rights, Development and Peace”

FOURTH OFFICIAL REPORT (1975) Full-Text
APPENDIX I – LETTER FROM SECRETARIAT FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN
UNITY TO REV. P. POTTER and APPENDIX II – “RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE 5TH WCC GENERAL
ASSEMBLY ON RELATIONS BETWEEN WCC AND RCC” Full-Text

REPORT: “WCC AND RCC COLLABORATION TO THE WCC CENTRAL
COMMITTEE” Full-Text

PHASE 1976-1982

 

15. October 4-8, 1976 – Utrecht, The Netherlands

“The Unity of the Church: The Goal and the Way; Proposal for a Study on the Search for Unity”

16. December 5-9, 1977 – Pianezza (Turin), Italy

“Common Witness; Unity of the Church: The Goal and the Way”

June 12-16, 1978 – Venice, Italy

Consultation: “Towards a Common Profession of Faith”

17. February 26 – March 2, 1979 – Le Louverain, Swizterland

“How to Deepen and Reinforce Communion between Churches; Unity of the Church: The Goal and the Way; Collaboration in the Social Domain: Human Rights, Women, Racism; Common Witness”

May 29 – June 2, 1979 – Venice, Italy

Consultation: “Common Witness”

November 30 – December 2, 1979 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Approval of the Study Document on Common Witness”

STUDY DOCUMENT: “COMMON WITNESS: A STUDY DOCUMENT OF THE
JWG OF THE WCC AND THE RCC” Full-Text

18. February 17-21, 1980 – Marseille, France

“Collaboration in Social Matters; Unity of the Church: The Goal and the Way”

19. June 9-13, 1981 – Geneva, Switzerland

“Revision of Work; Collaboration in the Area of Social Thought and Action; Unity of the Church; Common Witness; Christian Medical Service; Laity Formation; Women and Men in the Church; Proposal for a Joint Consulting Group for Social Thought and Action between RCC and WCC (JCG – RCC: Bodies: Cor Unum, Council for the Laity, Commission Justitia et Pax and Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity; WCC Bodies: Commission on Participation in Development; Commission on Interchurch Aid Refugee’s World Service; Christian Medical Commission, Commission on Interfaith Affairs); Preparation of Fifth Official Report”

February 15-18, 1982 – Venice, Italy

Consultation: “The Significance and Contribution of Councils of Churches to
the Ecumenical Movement”

20. March 29 – April 2, 1982 – Ariccia, Italy

“Common Witness; Unity of the Church: The Goal and Way; Reflection on Ways to improve JWG Impact and Service; Collaboration on Social Thought and Action;
Approval of the Fifth Official Report”

FIFTH OFFICIAL REPORT (June 1983) Full-Text

PHASE 1983-1990

 

January 26-28, 1984 – Venice, Italy

“Information Meeting; Re-organization”

21. October 8-13, 1984 – Bossey, Switzerland

“Organization; Ecumenical Formation; Social Collaboration; Baptism, Eucharist,
Ministry Document (BEM); Ethical Issues, Challenge of Apartheid; Mixed Marriages”

September 22-24, 1985 – Bossey, Switzerland

Consultation: “Hierarchy of Truths”

22. September 30 – October 5, 1985 – Riano, Italy

“Hierarchy of Truths; Ecumenical Formation; Debate on Liberation Theology;
Pastoral Care of Mixed Marriages; Reception Process of Baptism, Eucharist and
Ministry Document (BEM); Social Action Collaboration; Church: Local and Universal; Reality, Progress and Problems of Christian Unity; Vatican II: 20 Years After”

March 3-6, 1987 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Hierarchy of Truths”

23. April 30 – May 7, 1987 – Bossey, Switzerland

“Relationship between Local and Universal Dimension of the Church; Hierarchy of
Truths; Ecumenical Formation; Mixed Marriages; Council of Churches; Ethical Issues”

24. April 27 – May 4, 1988 – Venice, Italy

“Pastoral Care of Mixed Marriages; Collaboration on Social Issues; Hierarchy of
Truths; Church: Local and Universal; Ethical Issues; Council of Churches; Laity;
Ecumenical Formation; Preparation of the Sixth Official Report”

December 19-20, 1988 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “The Church: Local and Universal”

25. February 4-10, 1989 – St. Prix, France

“Information on Recent Events and Initiatives: Synod of Laity, New Directory;
Hierarchy of Truths; Ecumenical Formation; Church: Local and Universal; Pastoral
Care of Mixed Marriages; Ethical Issues as New Sources of Division; Common
Witness; Proclamation of the Gospel”

September, 1989 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Revision Committee on ‘The Church: Local and Universal’”

January 23-24, 1990 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Ethical Issues as New Sources of Divisions”

26. January 26 – February 2, 1990 – Rome, Italy

“The Church: Local and Universal; Hierarchy of Truth; Christian Mixed Marriages;
Ecumenical Formation; Ecclesiological Significance of Ecumenical Work; Common
Witness; Approval of the Sixth Official Report”

SIXTH OFFICIAL REPORT (August 1990) Full-Text
APPENDIX A – STUDY DOCUMENT: “THE CHURCH: LOCAL AND UNIVERSAL”
(August 1990) Full-Text
APPENDIX B – STUDY DOCUMENT: “THE NOTION OF ‘HIERARCHY OF TRUTHS’: AN ECUMENICAL INTERPRETATION” (August 1990) Full-Text

PHASE 1991-1998

 

27. March 8-14, 1992 – Kloster Wennigsen, Germany

“Exchange of Information about Ecumenical Developments; Ecumenical Formation; Mixed Marriages; Ethical Issues; Common Witness; Social Thought and Action Joint Collaboration: Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation (JPIC), Apartheid; Reflection on the WCC’s Canberra Statement on ‘Koinonia: Gift and Calling’”

February 10-18, 1993 – Hong Kong

Consultation: “Regional Ecumenical Organizations and National Council of
Churches (REO and NCC): Servants and Advocate of Unity”

28. May 17-23, 1993 – Venice, Italy

“The Ecumenical Situation; Ongoing Collaboration; Approval of text on Ecumenical
Formation; Ecumenical Significance of the WCC’s Canberra Statement: ‘Koinonia:
Gift and Calling’; Proselytism; Social Thought and Action; Ethical Issues as New
Sources of Division”

STUDY DOCUMENT: “ECUMENICAL FORMATION: ECUMENICAL REFLECTION
AND SUGGESTIONS” (May 1993) Full-Text

October 18-19, 1993 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “The Ecumenical Dialogue on Moral Issues: Potential Sources of Common Witness or Division”

29. June 4-10, 1994 – Crete

“Common Witness and Proselytism; Ethical Issues as a Potential Source of division and Religious Freedom; Year 2000 Ecumenical Celebration”

November 1-4, 1994 – Tantur, Israel

Consultation: “The Ecumenical Dialogue on Moral Issues: Potential Sources
of Common Witness or Division”

30. May 12-19, 1995 – Magnano (Bose), Italy

“Ecclesial Situation; Ongoing Collaboration; Common Witness; Ethical Issues, The
‘Common Understanding and Vision’ Process (CUV); Proposal for a Sub-Commission on the Celebrations for the Year 2000″

STUDY DOCUMENT: “THE CHALLENGE OF PROSELYTISM AND THE CALLING
TO COMMON WITNESS” (September 1995) Full-Text
STUDY DOCUMENT: “THE ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE ON MORAL ISSUES:
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF COMMON WITNESS OR OF DIVISION” (September
1995) Full-Text

September 11, 1995 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Celebration of the Year 2000″

31. May 3-7, 1996 – Chambésy, Switzerland

“Sharing of Information on Ecumenical Situation; Proposal of further Studies on
Issues affecting Koinonia, Baptism, Religious Freedom, Religious Fundamentalism; Justice and Peace; Proposal for a Study Document on Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant Perspectives on the WCC’s Canberra Statement on ‘Koinonia: Gift and Calling’; Preparation of the Seventh Official Report”

32. May, 1997 – Venice, Italy

“Collaboration on Social Thought and Action; How to give Common Witness: Study
on Possible Common Preparation of the Jubilee 2000; The ‘Common Understanding and Vision’ Process (CUV); Approval of the Seventh Official Report”

SEVENTH OFFICIAL REPORT (February 1998) Full-Text
APPENDIX A – “THE HISTORY OF THE RCC AND WCC JOINT WORKING GROUP” (February 1998) Full-Text
APPENDIX B – STUDY DOCUMENT: “THE ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE ON MORAL
ISSUES: POTENTIAL SOURCES OF COMMON WITNESS OR OF DIVISION”
(September 1995) Full-Text
APPENDIX C – STUDY DOCUMENT: “THE CHALLENGE OF PROSELYTISM AND
THE CALLING TO COMMON WITNESS” (September 1995) Full-Text
APPENDIX D – STUDY DOCUMENT: “ECUMENICAL FORMATION: ECUMENICAL
REFLECTION AND SUGGESTIONS” (May 1993) Full-Text

PHASE 1998-2005

 

33. May 25-31, 2000 – Antelias (Beyrouth), Lebanon

“Nature and Purpose of Dialogue (Papers by Dr. Rev. K. Raiser and H.E. W. Kasper); Council of Churches; Ecclesiological Consequences of Baptism; National Ecumenical Organizations and National Council of Churches (NEO and NCC); Social Thought and Action; Theological Anthropology; Mixed Marriages”

34. May 25-31, 2001 – Dromantine, Northen Ireland

“Ecclesiological Consequences of Baptism; Mixed Marriages; National Ecumenical
Organizations and National Council of Churches (NEO and NCC); Social Thought and Action; Theological Anthropology”

February 1-4, 2002 – Geneva, Switzerland

Consultation: “Ecumenical Implications of the Mutual Recognition of Baptism”

35. May 25-31, 2002 – Stjärnholm, Sweden

“National Ecumenical Organizations and National Council of Churches (NEO and
NCC); Ecclesiological Consequences of Baptism; Nature and Purpose of Dialogue; Theological Anthropology; Social Thought and Action; Mixed Marriages”

March 4-9, 2003 – Rome, Italy

Consultation: “Ecumenical Implications of the Mutual Recognition of Baptism”

36. May 5-11, 2003 – Bari, Italy

“Nature and Purpose of Dialogue; Ecclesiological Consequences of Baptism;
National Ecumenical Organizations and National Council of Churches (NEO ans
NCC); Social Thought and Action; Theological Anthropology; Mixed Marriages”

37. May 6-13, 2004 – Kolympari, Chania/Crete, Greece

“Adoption of three study reports: The Ecclesiological and Ecumenical Implications
of a Common Baptism, The Nature and Purpose of Ecumenical Dialogue, Roman
Catholic Participation in National and Regional Council of Churches; Approval of a Report for the work of the JWG from 1998-2005”

EIGHT OFFICIAL REPORT (February 2006) Full-Text
APPENDIX A – JWG MANDATES: 1966, 1975 AND 1999-2005 Full-Text
APPENDIX B – THE HISTORY OF THE RCC/WCC JOINT WORKING GROUP Full-Text
APPENDIX C – STUDY DOCUMENT:”ECCLESIOLOGICAL AND ECUMENICAL
IMPLICATIONS OF A COMMON BAPTISM” (February 2006) Full-Text
APPENDIX D – STUDY DOCUMENT: “THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF
ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE” (February 2006) Full-Text
APPENDIX E – STUDY DOCUMENT: “‘INSPIRED BY THE SAME VISION’: ROMAN
CATHOLIC PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL OF
CHURCHES” (February 2006) Full-Text

38. November 17-19, 2005 – Bossey/Geneva, Switzerland

THE JWG BETWEEN THE RCC AND THE WCC
40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – SPECIAL CONSULTATION Full-Text
APPENDIX A – THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT IN THE 21st CENTURY. A
CONTRIBUTION FROM THE PCPCU – Cardinal W. Kasper, President of the
PCPCU
APPENDIX B – FROM REFLECTION TO RECEPTION CHALLENGES FACING THE
RCC-WCC COLLABORATION – Aram I Catholicos of Cilcia, Moderator of the
Central Committee of the World Council of Churches
APPENDIX C – PROPOSED WORKING DOCUMENT – TOWARDS THE RENEWAL
OF ECUMENISM IN THE 21st CENTURY: THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE JOINT
WORKING GROUP
APPENDIX D – LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Co-Chairs:

Archbishop Mario Conti

Archbishop of Glasgow, Scotland (Catholic)

Bishop Jonas Jonson

Lutheran Bishop of Stränghäs (Church of Sweden)

PHASE 2006-2013

 

39. January 20-27, 2008 – Rome, Italy

Presentation of the Roman Catholic Church, including official visits to some
Dicasteries of the RCC. Reflection on the new mandate of the JWG. Private
Audience with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Participation to the official
celebrations of the Centennial of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: a
conference by His Eminence Card. Walter Kasper, President of PCPCU held at the Centro Pro Unione (Franciscan Friars of the Atonement) and the participation to the Concluding worship of the Week of Prayer in the Basilica of St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, celebrated by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI with the presence of Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the WCC.

APPENDIX A – LIST OF PARTICIPANTS 2006-2013 Full-Text

40. November 16-23, 2008 – Bossey/Geneva, Switzerland

Presentation of the World Council of Churches, including official visits to the WCC
Headquarters in Geneva, visits to the Orthodox Centre in Chambesy, to the
Community of Grandchamps (Neuchâtel), and to the International Museum of the
Reformation in Geneva.
Reflection on the two major study themes: Spiritual Ecumenism and Reception,
reflection on the two issues: Migration and Youth.

41. October 12-19, 2009 – Cordoba, Spain

“Reception; Spiritual Roots of Ecumenism, Migration, Youth”. Visit to various Local
Congregations and Ecumenical centers very active in ecumenical work

42. September 26 – October 2, 2010 – Saidnaya, Syria

“Reception; Spiritual Roots of Ecumenism, Migration, Youth”. Reflection on the
situation of Churches in and Middle East. Visit the St Paul’s places in Damascus.
Meeting with the Head of the Churches in Siria. Prayer and meeting with H.B.
Ignatius IV Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, H.H. Zakka I Iwas, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch and H.B. Gregorius III Greek Catholic Patriarch. Visit to Embassy of the Holy See in Damascus

February 28-March 2, 2011 – Rome, Italy

Drafting: “Reception: A Key to Ecumenical Progress”

43. October 31 – November 5, 2011 – Rabat, Malta

“Receive one another… just as Christ has received you, for the glory of God” (Rom 15:7)
“Reception; Spiritual Roots of Ecumenism, Migration, Youth”. Final draft and
adoption of the JWG Ninth Report. Visits to St Paul’s Grotto, the Catholic Cathedral, the Anglican Pro-Cathedral, the Scottish Church in La Valletta. Visit to the President of Malta and to the Apostolic Nuntiature; Concert in St John ‘s Cathedral, La Valletta “Singing Together for Peace”

NINTH OFFICIAL REPORT 2007-2012: “RECEIVING ONE ANOTHER IN THE Full-Text
NAME OF CHRIST” (November 2013)
APPENDIX A – STUDY DOCUMENT:”RECEPTION: A KEY TO ECUMENICAL
PROGRESS” (November 2013)
APPENDIX B – STUDY DOCUMENT: “‘BE RENEWED IN THE SPIRIT’ THE
SPIRITUAL ROOTS OF ECUMENISM” (November 2013)
APPENDIX C – REFLECTIONS: “THE CHURCH IN THE LIFE OF YOUTH AND
YOUTH IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH” (November 2013)

Co-Chairs:

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (Ireland)

Archbishop of Dublin (Ireland)

Archbishop Nifon of Targoviste

Orthodox Archbishop of Targoviste (Romania)

PHASE 2014-2020

 

44. June 22-26, 2015 – Rome, Italy

Presentation of the Roman Catholic Church, including official visits to some
Dicasteries of the RCC. Reflection on the new mandate of the JWG and Ecumenical Formation, Official celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the WCC at the Centro Pro Unione (Franciscan Friars of the Atonement) with the participation of His Eminence Card. Kurt Koch (President of the PCPCU) and Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit (General Secretary of the WCC). Presentations by Msgr. John Radano (Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Seton Hall University) and Rev. Dr. Diane Kessler (Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches) on the JWG’s history, documents and achievements, and a personal testimony by Bishop Jonas Johnson (Bishop Emeritus of Strängnäs, Church of Sweden)

APPENDIX A – LIST OF PARTICIPANTS 2014-2020 Full-Text

45. September 13-17, 2016 – Bossey/Geneva, Switzerland

Presentation of the World Council of Churches, including official visits to the WCC
Headquarters in Geneva and meeting with WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav
Fykse Tveit. Reflection on Pope Francis documents’ and the WCC Pilgrimage of
Justice and Peace. Mandate of the JWG and Agenda:”Peace Building in Situation of Violence: the Role of Religion, Culture and Dialogue” and “Migrants and Refugees. Ecumenical Challenge and Opportunity”

46. September 12-15, 2017 – Lisbon, Portugal

Reflection on the two main studies: “Peace Building in Situation of Violence: the
Role of Religion, Culture and Dialogue” and “Migrants and Refugees. Ecumenical
Challenge and Opportunity”

47. September 3-7, 2018 – Ottmaring/Augsburg, Germany

First Draft of 2 documents on peace-building and migration.
Reflection on the WCC 70th anniversary; the visit of Pope Francis to WCC headquarters; opportunities and challenges in ecumenical relationships between the Roman Catholic Church and the fellowship of WCC member Churches, with Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the WCC

May 6-8, 2019 – Warsaw, Poland

Executive Committee meeting evaluated the progress of its work during the current mandate, especially regarding study documents on Peace Building in Situations of Violence, and on Migrants and Refugees as an Ecumenical Challenge and Opportunity

48. September 2019 – Lyon, France

Co-Chairs:

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (Ireland)

Archbishop of Dublin (Ireland)

Archbishop Nifon of Targoviste

Orthodox Archbishop of Targoviste (Romania)

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