Jun. 18, 2019

Time to tweet for a world without rape and violence #ThursdaysinBlack

Photo: Marcelo Schneider/WCC

18 June 2019

On 20 June at Kirchentag, the thriving Protestant church festival in Germany, #ThursdaysInBlack, the global campaign for a world without rape and violence, will take the stage during a noon presentation.

World Council of Churches (WCC) deputy general secretary Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri will share from the heart about her personal and ecumenical commitment to overcoming gender-based violence. She’ll be joined by speakers from Argentina, India and Germany. Music by the Oybele Feschthall Singers, led by choirmaster Johannes Heller, will give a spiritual boost to listeners.

During the event, the WCC invites all people of goodwill to tweet their support for Thursdays in Black to express global solidarity on an unprecedented level.

Can we reach our goal of setting a record number of #ThursdaysinBlack tweets in one hour?

The 37th biannual Kirchentag is taking place in Dortmund, 19-23 June, and will draw more than 100,000 people for a “festival of faith”. Over 2,000 events will be held in 200 places over five days.

World Council of Churches at the 37th German Protestant Kirchentag 2019 in Dortmund:

Thursdays in Black – 20 June
Halle 7 stage: 12:15 – 13:00

Prof.Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC deputy general secretary
Rev. Sonia Skupch, secretary general, Iglesia Evangélica del Rio de la Plata, Argentina
Hana Pandian, India
Antonia Ruth-Klumbies, Germany

WCC programme staff Nicole Ashwood and Benjamin Simon
Oybele Feschthall Singers, choirmaster Johannes HellerMusic:

Group photo organized by local churches taking place at 13:30, Rosenterrassen

The WCC booth at Kirchentag 2019 is located in Halle 7