Monday, May 16, 2011

Video streaming the peace convocation

World Council of Churches - Media advisory

VIDEO STREAMING THE PEACE CONVOCATION

For immediate release: 16 May 2011

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will be web streaming the plenary
sessions and special events of the upcoming International Ecumenical Peace
Convocation (IEPC). The video streams will be live from the Mona campus of
the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, where the convocation is
being held, beginning Wednesday 18 May.

The streaming will be available through the IEPC website
www.overcomingviolence.org (Link:
http://www.oikoumene.org/index.php?RDCT=3d96b1b342147f4f27cf ) and the
Jamaica Information Service
http://www.oikoumene.org/index.php?RDCT=6500cd8ab44a3ca76c46 (Link:
http://www.oikoumene.org/index.php?RDCT=f1ea6bf90847faead5d6 ).

Following is the web streaming schedule. All times are Jamaica local time
(GMT-5 hours) and subject to change.

For more information about the speakers and panel members please download
the IEPC handbook (pdf, 784 KB) (Link:
http://www.oikoumene.org/index.php?RDCT=6ae2a91d711968561782
) at www.overcomingviolence.org (Link:
http://www.oikoumene.org/index.php?RDCT=112bed2ef8cfd4c85cb2 )


Wednesday 18 May (time and speakers subject to change)
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Plenary: Opening, DOV celebration, keynote address, greetings Scheduled
speakers:
* Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
* Rev. Dr Paul Gardner
* Rev. Dr Margot Kässmann
* Metropolitan Dr Hilarion of Volokolamsk
* Canon Dr Paul Oestreicher


Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Opening Prayer and worship service

Thursday 19 May (time and speakers subject to change)
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Plenary: Peace in the Community
Scheduled speakers and panel:
* Martin Luther King III
* Prof. Ram Puniyani
* Dr Muna Mushahwar
* Dr Deborah Weissman
* Dr Tania Mara Viera Sampaio
* Asha Kowtal
* Rev. Karen Thompson


Friday 20 May (time and speakers subject to change)
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Plenary: Peace with the Earth
Scheduled speakers and panel:
* Rev. Tafue M. Lusama
* Sr Ernestina López Bac
* Adrian Shaw
* Lic. Elias Crisostomo Abramides
* Fr Prof. Dr Kondothra M. George
* Choir from Global Network of Religion for Children


Saturday 21 May (time and speakers subject to change)
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Plenary: Peace in the Marketplace
Scheduled speakers and panel:
* Archbishop Valentine Mokiwa
* Omega Bula
* Fr Emmanuel Clapsis
* Rev. Dr Roderick Hewitt
* Rev. Garnett Roper
* Dr Rommel F. Linatoc


Sunday 22 May (time subject to change)
Time 17:00 - 19:00
Concert (time to be confirmed)

Monday 23 May (time and speakers subject to change)
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Plenary: Peace among the Peoples
Scheduled speakers and panel:
* Setsuko Thurlow
* Dr Christiane Agboton-Johnson
* Dr Patricia Lewis
* Dr Lisa Schirch
* Archbishop Avak Asadourian
* Rev. Kjell Magne Bondevik


Tuesday 24 May (time subject to change)
Time: 10:30 - 12:30 and 14:30 - 16:15
Closing Plenaries


The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and
service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches
founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox,
Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in
over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church.
The WCC general secretary is Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, from the [Lutheran]
Church of Norway. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

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