The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is taking place in Busan, South Korea, from October 30 to November 8, 2013.
Every seven years the World Council of Churches (WCC) brings together representatives from hundreds of member churches across the world.
Delegates gather to worship and pray together, decide policy, review ongoing programs, and more. It is the largest and most diverse gathering of its kind in the world.
Learn more about the WCC and its 10th assembly in Busan–and follow along with assembly events–by checking out the resources below.
Resources from the World Council of Churches
Keep current with the latest assembly news, see videos from behind the scenes, and watch the assembly’s live video stream.
Anglican Church of Canada
Melissa Green is attending her first WCC assembly as a youth (under 30) delegate, and will sit on the assembly’s public issues committee. Green has served the Anglican Church of Canada on local, diocesan, and national levels, and is currently the youth coordinator at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kamloops, B.C.
The Rev. Nicholas Pang is also attending his first WCC assembly, and also as a youth delegate. Pang will help moderate a pre-assembly event for youth, and sit on the assembly’s business committee. Pang currently serves as an assistant curate in the Diocese of Montreal.
The Rev. Canon John Alfred Steele attended the previous assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2006, and has been a member of the WCC’s central committee from 2006 until the present. While in Busan, he will serve as a member of the WCC’s program committee. Steele is the incumbent at St. Dunstan’s Anglican church in Victoria, B.C.
- Nov. 4, 2013 – Canadian bishop elected to WCC post
- Nov. 3, 2013 – WCC Assembly engages Indigenous issues
- Nov. 1, 2013 – Archbishop Welby addresses WCC
- Oct. 31, 2013 – WCC 10th Assembly begins
- Sept. 3, 2012 – WCC Assembly to focus on justice & peace
- May 27, 2012 – World Council of Churches delegates announced at CoGS
- May 24, 2012 – Korean churches plan peace train ahead of 2013 WCC assembly