World Council of Churches seeks stewards

 Youth 18-30 invited to assist at Aug. 2002 meeting in Geneva

The next meeting of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches will be held in August and September, 2002, in Geneva, Switzerland. There will be a group of young people from all over the world participating in the meeting as stewards. You could be one of them!

The Stewards Program is composed of four phases:

  • Aug. 15-18: Exposure Program
  • Aug. 19-25: Ecumenical Training Seminar
  • Aug. 26-Sept. 3: Central Committee Meeting
  • Sept. 4-5: Ecumenical Training Seminar cont
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Apart from the work, stewards have a unique opportunity to encounter the ecumenical movement from the inside. While not able to participate as delegates in the debates and discussions, stewards are an important part of the meetings of the ecumenical movement. As a community of young people from different churches, countries, cultures and languages, each of them bring something of their background, faith and commitment to an ecumenical experience of togetherness and friendship. Being a steward will be a challenge, encourages involvement and participation, and may indeed change your life.

Stewards must be 18-30 years old. English is the working language, but knowledge of additional languages is greatly appreciated. Due to the amount of work required, applicants need to be in good health. Working hours are irregular, and often special programs are planned after work for the stewards. This means that the days will be long and tiring. Patience, ability to work with people from other countries and cultures, and a willingness to work together as a team, is essential.

The application form can be found on the WCC website ( The deadline for applications is Apr. 12, 2002.

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