Under the THEME “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.” the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches took place in Karlsruhe, Germany, from the 31st August 2022 to 08th September 2022. The WCC assembly is the highest governing body of the World Council of Churches. The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches that confess to the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures and therefore seek to fulfill their common calling to the glory of the one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
United by faith, people came from all regions of the world, from 352 member churches and ecumenical partners of the WCC. In partnership with KAIROS, the South Sudan Council of Churches was represented by the General Secretary Fr. James OYET LATANSIO and the Women desk coordinator Jackcilia SALATHIEL.
The assembly dealt with topics of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its consequence, the climate emergency, manifestations of racism worldwide, structural economic inequality, gender discrimination, and other forms of injustice.
In an engagement workshop organized by KAIROS Canada on challenges facing women in peacebuilding and lessons learned, The Women Desk Coordinator presented work done by the SSCC, especially on Women, Peace, and Security UNSCR 1325, where SSCC continues to build the capacity of women on various human rights instruments and national laws, the peace negotiation done by the women link in Adis Ababa in 2018, the work of the National Women Forum in peacebuilding to mention but few.