World Council of Churches -
Contact: + 41 22 791 6153 +41 79 507 6363
For immediate release:
17 December 2009
Wanted: peace workshop proposals
The World Council of Churches (WCC) has invited the submission of workshop proposals for the
International Ecumenical Peace Convocation
(IEPC) to take place in Jamaica in May 2011. Proposals must be submitted by 31 May 2010.
The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation will mark the conclusion of the WCC
Decade to Overcome Violence
. It will be both the harvest festival of the DOV and a planting season for fresh initiatives.
is the name given to a series of workshops that will take place during the IEPC in Kingston, Jamaica, 17 to 25 May 2011.
The “Reasoning” workshops will offer an opportunity to share concrete examples of peacemaking, learn from the experience of others and deepen reflections on the four IEPC themes: Peace in the Community, Peace with the Earth, Peace in the Marketplace and Peace among the Peoples.
“Reasoning” workshops will provide participants with valuable tools and resources to take home and put into action in their particular contexts. The workshops will be a place to meet people from different regions and traditions in order to discern together how to be agents of God’s transforming presence in the world.
Further background information as well as a proposal form can be downloaded from the DOV website (
). The deadline is 31 May 2010.
International Ecumenical Peace Convocation:
Further background information and workshop proposal forms:
Juan Michel,+41 22 791 6153 +41 79 507 6363
The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, from the [Lutheran] Church of Norway. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.