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Americas Pre-Assembly

Empowering delegates to take part fully in the Assembly 

The Pre-Assembly of Latin American, Caribbean and North America members will help enable delegates to take part fully in the Assembly. Delegates will gain the confidence to propose motions and amendments, and argue and debate resolutions and issues, thereby ensuring substantive discussions and good use of Assembly time and resources. 

Women preparing for the Latin America, Caribbean and North America Pre-Assemblies reflect together on the way in which women's networks mobilize theologians and leaders, in Paramaribo, Suriname, 2016. LWF/P. Mumia
Women preparing for the Latin America, Caribbean and North America Pre-Assemblies reflect together on the way in which women's networks mobilize theologians and leaders, in Paramaribo, Suriname, 2016. LWF/P. Mumia

This Pre-Assembly will also enable a contextual reading of the Assembly’s themes and issues so that delegates come to the Assembly prepared to share their part of the global story. In addition, it will compile a slate of nominees for the LWF Council, so determining the quality and effectiveness of the incoming LWF Council. It also will present a message on topical issues of concern. This Pre-Assembly will: 

  • harvest the fruits of Americas regional work from Windhoek to Krakow
  • provide contextual reflections on Assembly themes, the highlights of which will be incorporated in the Assembly discussion 
  • orientate participants on the Thirteenth Assembly   
  • include worship, as well as a time to remember those within the church who lost their lives to COVID-19 
  • present a slate of nominees for the next LWF Council 

The Americas Pre-Assembly will take place in the second half of April in Bogotá, Colombia.