19 March 2020
Singapore – CWM has announced the postponement the upcoming Assembly until June 2021. The decision was made at a special meeting held with CWM’s Board of Directors, who took into account the global Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on travel and social gatherings as nations and governments unite to minimise risk by containing the virus.
Preparations for the Assembly will still continue under the same theme – Rising to Life with Jesus, at the same venue in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“We very much regret that we should have to come to this decision but under the current circumstances, and being uncertain as to when normalcy will return to the global community, we consider it prudent to act decisively at this time,” said CWM General Secretary Collin Cowan. “We all share the disappointment that Assembly 2020 had to be postponed, but we are equally mindful of our responsibility to self and to others in this time of global threat to our health and wellbeing.”
In light of the decision, the election of CWM’s Boards of Directors and Trustee Body – due to take place at the Assembly, will be conducted electronically. In addition, the Member-representatives, meeting for the Annual General Meeting, will receive the outcome of the election process and affirm the Boards and Trustee Body as elected by the Assembly delegates. More details will be sent to member churches by each region’s Mission Secretary in due course.
The full announcement can be found the official Assembly website: www.cwmassembly.org