World Council of Churches Assembly

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. Alongside the committee work and business sessions for the delegates, assemblies are also times of celebration and sharing for the many thousands of other visitors at the event.  The programme of 2013 Assembly was rooted in theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace” and engaged participants in a response to this prayer. 

Organizer: 
World Council of Churches
Cycle: 
Octennial
Type: 
Interreligious
Category: 
International event
Last Event: 
2013, October 20 - November 8, Busan, South Korea
Next event: 
to be expected in 2021