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Got a Good Photo? 'Oikoumene GO' for it

Contact: World Council of Churches, +41-79-507-6363; www.oikoumene.org/press 
GENEVE, May 23, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new photo contest announced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) means young people could win a chance to participate at the Young Pilgrimage festival in the Netherlands in August 2018.

Photo: The winning picture of the 2017 WCC Lenten campaign photo contest was taken by Eden Grace in the Turkana Country, Kenya.

The "Oikoumene GO" contest calls for photos that depict "being on our way with God," beyond borders and confessional distinctions. Photographers 17-30 years old who are inspired by the pilgrimage of justice and peace are invited to portray how they have discovered God's Holy Spirit bringing people together and moving things forward.

Participants are invited to post their ecumenical photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #oikoumeneGO. The best picture posted between 24-28 May wins the photographer a chance to participate at the Young Pilgrimage festival in the Netherlands as the WCC Instagram reporter, with travel expenses covered by the WCC.

Water photo winner announced

WCC also announced the winner of its second annual photo contest on water. Eden Grace, from Richmond, United States, has been awarded the first prize.

Grace was chosen among over 50 photos submitted that tell a story about water. The contest was held as part of the Lenten campaign "Seven Weeks for Water," coordinated by the WCC Ecumenical Water Network.

Learn more about the Oikoumene GO photo contest

WCC holds second annual photo contest on water (WCC news release from 10 April 2017)

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 348 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 550 million Christians in over 120 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, from the [Lutheran] Church of Norway.