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God, in your grace, transform the worldThe 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches will meet in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14 – 23 February 2006, addressing the theme “God, in your grace, transform the world.” The assembly will be a time of encounter, prayer, celebration and deliberation for thousands of Christian women and men from around the world. The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of over 340 Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox and united and other churches in over 100 countries representing more than 550 million Christians. Assembly website: www.wcc-assembly.info.

Update: Live broadcasts and videos of the Assembly on the Internet

People all around the world will be able to follow the Assembly on-line. All the thematic plenary sessions will be broadcast live, and also recorded so that you can watch them at your convenience. In addition, 2-3 video clips of around five minutes each on Assembly highlights will be published every day on the Assembly website. They will provide unique insights into Assembly life. See: www.wcc-assembly.info/en/news-media/webcast.html for further info.

The Assembly organizers have launched an invitation to churches and Christians everywhere to accompany and support the event. “Assemblies are often turning points in the life of the World Council and this Assembly will surely leave its mark on ecumenical history,” says WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia in an appeal sent to WCC members and partner organizations. “I invite churches, communities and Christians in all places to pray together on Sunday 12 February and during the days of the Assembly which will follow, united in a common faith and common vision, that the Spirit of God will come upon us and guide our work during that time, and to offer solidarity and support for the event and the proposals and vision which will emerge from the gathering.” The WCC 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14-23 February 2006 will gather over 3,000 church and ecumenical leaders representing virtually all Christian traditions and regions in what is expected to be the broadest WCC Assembly ever.

A WCC Assembly Sunday information brochure, ideas for prayer and worship, and materials and reflection on the Assembly theme, “God in your grace, transform the world,” are available in five languages on the WCC’s official Assembly website: www.wcc-assembly.info or on request from the WCC.

Posted: January 28, 2006 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=199
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2006, Christian unity, events, WCC, WCC Assembly
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