Workshops, conversations and meetings

The Swiss Hub of the Protestant Church in Switzerland was a place of encounter and exchange during the 11th Assembly of the WCC in Karlsruhe. Each day, several events took place in the Swiss Hub, offering the participants of the Assembly the opportunity to come together and engage with a specific theme.

Swiss Hub Talks

Women Power in the Church – beyond ordination

Rev. Mary Katagile, (Theological Faculty, Mbeya, Tansania)
Rev. Dr. J. Dorcas Gordon, Principal Emerita Knox College Canada, President of IAWM (International Association of Women Ministers)
Magdalena Zimmermann, mission 21
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Carbon Conversations: Moving from talk to action
Elke Fassbender, Co-head, Department Campaigning, Ecumenism, Church, HEKS/Swiss Church Aid
Sandro Schmidlin, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning Officer, HEKS/Swiss Church Aid
Simon Weber, HEKS – Swiss Church Aid
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HEKS Swiss Church Aid and Aid for Ukraine

Bishop Sándor Zán Fábián, bishop of the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia, Ukraine (tbc)
Rev. Balázs Ódor, Ecumenical Officer, Reformed Church in Hungary (IN GERMAN)
Marina Dölker, HEKS Swiss Church Aid
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«Being Protestant in Europe today, contributing to Reconciliation and unity»

Annette Kurschus, Chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)
Emmanuelle Seyboldt, President of the United Protestant Church in France (EPUdF)
Rita Famos, President of the Protestant Church in Switzerland PCS
Serge Fornerod, PCS
Ulrich Wienhold EPUdF
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Bossey Alumni meeting

Ioan Sauca, Interim GS of WCC
Claudia Haslebacher, Council member of the Protestant Church in Switzerland PCS
Rita Famos, President PCS
Merlyn Hyde Riley, Alumni, Jamaica
Simone Sinn, WCC/Bossey
Serge Fornerod, PCS
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For hope and a future in Lebanon: The role of the church amidst crisis

Rev. Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod in Syria and Lebanon (NESSL)
Rev. Raffi Messerlian (Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East UAECNE)
Marina Dölker, HEKS – Swiss Church Aid / Church Cooperation
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Blue Community Talk
Lisa Krebs, Coordinator of the Swiss Blue Communities, Reformed Churches Bern-Jura-Solothurn (CH)
Karl Heuberger, Thematic Advisor Right to Access to Water, HEKS/Swiss Church Aid
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