BROOKLINE, MA - The North American Office has received the following information from the World Council of Churches, that may be of interest to Orthodox College Students.
Young Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the WCC Stewards Programme for a hands-on learning experience at the WCC Central Committee meeting, 23 August – 7 September 2012, in Crete, Greece. Applicants must be between the age of 18-30 years.
During the meetings stewards will work in the areas of worship, conference room, documentation, press office, sound, and other administrative and support tasks.
The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches meets every 18 months to monitor and set directions to the Council's work. The meeting brings together about 150 church representatives, advisers and observers from WCC member churches and associated organizations worldwide. Twenty-five stewards will help to make this event happen.
Before the meetings, stewards follow an ecumenical learning programme which exposes them to the key issues of the ecumenical movement worldwide. The last phase of the stewards programme, following the meeting, focuses on designing ecumenical projects which stewards will implement back home.
Being a steward means hard work, but it is also a unique ecumenical experience of togetherness with young people from different churches, countries and cultures.
Applicants are invited to send in the completed application form to the WCC youth desk no later than 15 March 2012.
The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An The The World Council of Churches is 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.
More information on the WCC stewards programme
Download the information brochure (pdf, 400 KB)
Download the application form as pdf (150 KB) or as MS Word document (80 KB)
Jan 17, 2012 3:09 PM