Bishop Johan Tyrberg and a delegation from the Church of Sweden in Lund visited the World Council of Churches on 22-23 September, participating in a morning prayer for Christian unity, receiving a guided tour and discussing the theme of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.”
The delegation also discussed the climate emergency, received an update on the Green Village, and met with leaders from the Church of Sweden in Switzerland.
A discussion of gender justice was also a priority on the agenda. The visit concluded with a pilgrimage to the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, where the delegation was able to meet students and staff for a glimpse of the hope that ecumenical formation is providing for the world.
While in the Ecumenical Centre, the group also met with ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation.
Every year, the WCC welcomes visitors to the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva or to the Ecumenical Institute Bossey. Visits by leaders of member churches and other significant ecumenical partners, groups from congregations and theological schools – including clergy, theologians and lay persons – offer them a unique opportunity to learn about the diverse range of issues being addressed by the WCC and ecumenical sister organisations in the Ecumenical Centre.