WCC seeking workshop events for its 2013 assembly

By Press Office
October 9, 2012

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting applications for workshops, exhibitions and side events for its upcoming 10th Assembly to be held in Busan, Republic of Korea. The deadline to submit proposals is 31 October 2012.

The WCC assembly will take place from 30 October to 8 November 2013, addressing the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”. The event brings together the fellowship of member churches, with ecumenical partners, to reaffirm their unity in Christ, strengthen their witness in the world and to plan their future together.

The series of workshops, exhibitions and side events are part of the assembly madang. The term madang describes the 'courtyard' of a traditional Korean home. It implies a space for encounter, sharing, celebration, fellowship and welcoming a stranger, underlining the spirit with which assembly programmes will be prepared.

The madang programme will promote the exchange of gifts and experiences among participants through workshops, exhibitions, special events, performances, theatre, visual arts, spaces for discussion and a cultural evening.

Around 80 workshops will be offered at the WCC assembly. These workshops will be held over a four day period during the assembly, and each workshop’s duration will be 90 minutes in length.

Further background information as well as a proposal form can be downloaded from the WCC assembly website: http://wcc2013.info/programme/madang/

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