Bossey students explore the meaning of “belonging”

Students planting a tree together as a symbol of unity and working together for a greener planet and sustainable future. Photo: Rhoda Mphande/WCC 22 July 2019 What might be termed “an authentic interreligious encounter” is also, more simply put, a question of what it means to belong. Eleven students at the World Council of Churches … Continue reading “Bossey students explore the meaning of “belonging””

One year later: remembering a historical moment

Pope Francis walks through the garden of Château de Bossey in coversation with WCC moderator Dr Agnes Abuom. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC 23 June 2019 A year has now passed since the World Council of Churches (WCC) received Pope Francis in Geneva, to celebrate together 70 years of ecumenical work since the WCC’s founding. Yet the … Continue reading “One year later: remembering a historical moment”

Bossey master students graduate, continuing ‘that pilgrimage we call ecumenism’

Bossey students share a sign of peace with one another in the medieval chapel of the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey. All photos: Albin Hillert/WCC 12 June 2019 A ceremony on 11 June saw eight new master students graduate from the World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey. Finalizing a yearlong period of … Continue reading “Bossey master students graduate, continuing ‘that pilgrimage we call ecumenism’”

“Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation

Photo: Marietta Ruhland/WCC 15 May 2019   Over 30 seasoned theological educators, emerging theologians and researchers, church ministers and practitioners engaged in grassroots adult education gathered at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland, 12-15 May, to reflect on eco-theology and theological education. “Your commitment to eco-theology as a theme for ecumenical theological education is … Continue reading ““Green reformation” consultation renews commitment to care for creation”

WCC ‘Working Together’ meeting strengthens relations with specialized ministries

Participants in the Working Together meeting share signs of peace with each other, in the chapel of the Château de Bossey. All photos: Albin Hillert/WCC 08 May 2019 The World Council of Churches (WCC) “Working Together” meeting, including an “Ecumenical Market Place,” took place on 7 and 8 May at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute. The … Continue reading “WCC ‘Working Together’ meeting strengthens relations with specialized ministries”