World Council of Churches (WCC): Assembly Planning Committee meets in Cyprus
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly Planning Committee (APC) is meeting in Cyprus from 9-16 January to develop central building blocks of the WCC 11th Assembly. The APC will also discuss the allocation of seats, input to the spiritual life of the assembly, communication strategies and the local programme.
Throughout its planning, the APC continues to consider gifts and lessons from previous assemblies.
The WCC 11th Assembly will be held in 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany. During the meeting this week, the APC will receive updates from the WCC Central Committee and the WCC Executive Committee, a logistical report from visits to Karlsruhe; and a report on preparation from the German churches.
The assembly is the “supreme legislative body” of the WCC, and meets every eight years. The formal purpose of the assembly is to review programmes and determine the overall policies of the WCC, as well as to elect presidents and appoint a Central Committee which serves as the chief governing body of the WCC until the next assembly.