Ecumenical presence at the World Social Forum 2005
Porto Alegre, 26-30 January 2005
Related events

  • Ecumenical youth pre-event
    23-26 January 2005
  • Hosted by the Young Menís Christian Association (YMCA) of Rio Grande du Sul, organized by the World Alliances of Young Menís and Young Womenís Christian Asso-ciations and the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), and supported by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the 23-26 February youth pre-event in Porto Alegre, Brazil, brings together young people from Latin America and other parts of the world.

    Participants are discussing issues related to the 26-31 January WSF, worship and participating in Bible studies, and exchanging experiences from their different contexts un-der the overall WSF theme ďAnother world is possibleĒ. After the four-day meeting, the young people will join an ecumenical coalition at the Forum.

    Press feature and photos
    draft programme
    For further information contact the YMCA.

  • Ecumenical pre-meeting
    "Theology for another possible world", World Forum on Theology and Liberation
    21-25 January 2005

    Bringing together 180 theologians from all parts of the world, the World Forum on Theology and Liberation is taking place in Porto Alegre, Brazil from 21-25 January, just before the 26-31 January World Social Forum (WSF).

    Being organized by ecumenical organizations in Latin America, and supported by international ecumenical bodies including the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Forum's theme refers both to the World Social Forum slogan, "Another world is possible", and to that of the February 2006 assembly in Porto Alegre of the World Council of Churches, "God, in your grace, transform the world".

    Press update and photos
    draft programme and background information

  • Participants in the 23-26 February youth pre-WSF event in Porto Alegre, Brazil.





    (From left) Theologians Chung Hyun Kyung from Korea, Frei Beto, and Leonardo Boff from Brazil on a panel discussion during the 21-25 World Forum on Theology and Liberation taking place in Porto Alegre, Brazil.