Meetings & Events

World Council of Churches 10th Assembly

Madang Live
From Busan, Republic of Korea
With Your Host, Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith

WCC 10th Assembly Website:  http://wcc2013.info/en


Click here for Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) Updates

 

The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Delegation to the 10th Assembly of the WCC
​Busan, Republic of Korea
 
 

 

#7 Published on Nov 7, 2013

In the seventh episode of Madang Live, a television programme covering the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, Republic of Korea, we bring you the latest on the elections for the WCC Central Committee. We talk today about Thursdays in Black- a campaign against sexual and gender-based violence. Later in our programme we hear from people with disabilities who are attending the Assembly. Finally, we bring you news from the Peace Plenary and an interview on the Assembly from the orthodox perspective.

 

#6 Published on November 6, 2013
In Episode 6 of Madang Live, a news programme of the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan Republic of Korea, we bring you the latest news on the Assembly. In this episode we cover the Justice Plenary Session, we look at the elections for a new Central Committee, we bring a feature about Smoky Mountain in Manila and an insert on inter-religious dialogue.


 

#5 Published on Nov 5, 2013

In episode 5 of Madang Live, a programme produced for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan Korea, we interview Olav Fykse Tveit, the general secretary of the WCC. We cover a ceremony by Y4W, give an overview of the elections of a new WCC Central Committee and report on a visit to the border between North Korea and the Republic of Korea.




 
 

#4 Published on Nov 3, 2013

In Episode 4 of Madang Live, a video programme about the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, Republic of Korea, we look at the weekend activities of the participants and delegates. They visited Seoul and projects around Busan. We also feature the CWME and the work they have done on the new Mission Statement of the World Council of Churches. We have an exclusive interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury.






#3  Published on November 1, 2013

This is a 15 minute news programme featuring the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea. Today's show takes you to the halls of the Bexco Centre where the Korean prime minister visited the plenary sessions. It also looks at the launch of a book "When Pastors Prey - Overcoming Clergy Sexual Abuse of Women" and gives a view of the activities in the Madang Hall.




 

#2  Published on Oct 30, 2013

This is a 15 minute new programme featuring the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea. Today's show takes you to the halls of the Bexco Centre where the Assembly kicked off with a morning prayer, the first plenary session and a report from the General Secretary Olav Fykse Tveit.




 
#1 Published on October 29, 2013
Today's show features an interview with the WCC Central Committee moderator as well as a story about the Madang Hall and the preparations the local Korean churches did for the event at the Bexco Centre in Busan.​






 

Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) With Candice Eloby

GETI (Global Ecumenical Theological Institute) brings together young advanced theologians to cultivate them as the future leaders of ecumenism.

Published on Nov 7, 2013
World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea. This webisode features representatives from the National Baptist Convention, the Opening Plenary, Gathering Prayer and Justice Plenary.
This episode includes an interview with Rev. Reggie Bacchus,  Jr., Pastor of Mount Ollie Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY who attended the Assembly, representing the NBC, USA, Inc.


 

Published on Nov 4, 2013
Pre-Assembly: "Before their pilgrimage to Busan for the 10th assembly of the World Council of Churches this group of young theologians begin to learn, examine and discuss Christianity in the Korean Context through lectures, seminars and excursions to local churches in Seoul, South Korea."   



 

10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches

The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013.  The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. will play a major role in the meeting and YOU will have opportunities to attend and participate in various ways.  More information will be forthcoming in the coming months.

The assembly has the mandate to set the future agenda of the council, to elect governance officials and to speak with a public voice on behalf of the churches. It is also a unique moment for the whole fellowship of member churches to come together in prayer and celebration.

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Korea was selected to host the assembly because of the unique ecumenical “horizon” that the witness of the Korean churches offers the wider ecumenical movement.

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The assembly theme, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace” is not merely a slogan for the event, but provides a focus for theological reflection, worship and meditation, as well as for planning programmatic activities before, during and after the assembly.

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What is the World Council of Churches?

"A worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service."

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