Participated in an ecumenical youth gathering in Germany

Every eight years, all the world’s churches gather for ecumenical work, in the Assembly of the World Council of Churches. This year it was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Christian Council of Norway sent seven representatives to the Youth Gathering, two of these being from BCC.

It is the 11th time the World Council of Churches has met since its beginning in 1948. Read more about the experience in the Norwegian newspaper “Vårt Land” (subscription required).

“I think BCC has a natural place in the Christian community, and I feel that the attitudes I and we represent are something that is welcome in the Christian Council of Norway. We had a great trip to the Assembly with the other Norwegians, and we learned a lot about each other. It also gives us a greater respect for each other’s differences.” Ulrikke Andresen,participant at the Assembly.

“We want to be a force in the work that promotes Jesus’ name and teachings. It is very useful to get to know others who want to contribute to Christianity having good conditions in society, and we see that many Christians all over the world are doing important work for this purpose.”Berit Hustad Nilsen, Chair of the board in BCC Norway.

400 young people attended the Ecumenical Youth Gathering (EYG) in Karlsruhe, Germany, ahead of the Assembly of the World Council of Churches. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

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