The WCC governing body will also monitor 2023 and the implementation of WCC strategies. 

“The executive committee” says the WCC moderator of the central committee Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm – “meets at a time when the call for justice, reconciliation and unity is more urgent than ever. The war in the Middle East in addition to the war in Ukraine has immensely increased the suffering caused by violence to children, women and men in so many places in the world. The challenge of climate change strongly affects not only future generations but people today struck by droughts, wildfires, storms and flooding. A strong and unified public voice of the churches in global civil society is needed to urge governments to take action. My hope is that the meeting in Abuja will show such unified voice.”

Hosted by the churches and ecumenical partners in Nigeria the executive committee will attend prayers each morning with a different WCC member church. The programme includes discussions, visits and celebrations to experience the life and witness of the churches in Nigeria. The leadership of WCC member churches in Nigeria will accompany the executive committee as observers.

The executive committee will also discuss the Green Village property development project; review follow-up to decisions on programme, finance and governance; and consider statements on public issues affecting the life and witness of the churches.

Commission and reference groups will be elected as well.

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