What is a CLC World Assembly?
The Christian Life Community is an international association of Christians: men and women, adults and young people, of all social conditions, who want to follow Jesus Christ more closely and work with Him for the building of the Kingdom. Members make up small groups, which are part of larger communities organized regionally and nationally, all forming ONE World Community. The CLC is present in all five continents, in more than sixty countries.
According to the General Principles, the General Assembly is the supreme governing body of CLC. The General Assembly is made up of the World Executive Council (ExCo) and the delegation representing each National Community. Each delegation will consist normally of three delegates, one of whom should be the Ecclesiastic Assistant or his representative. Each National Community has one vote, and the decisions are made under a spirit of discernment, by majority vote, assuming there is quorum.
The General Assembly:
a) Approves the activity reports and accounts of the period since the previous assembly.
b) Sets the policies and orientations for the period up to the next General Assembly.
c) Decides the financial policies to be followed.
d) Decides on proposed amendments to the General Principles and General Norms.
e) Confirms the establishment of new national communities.
f) Elects the Executive Council for the period until the next Assembly.
The General Assembly meets normally every 5 years. Our last World Assembly took place from July 22nd to July 31st, 2013 at Lebanon, therefore, we will celebrate our 16th World Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
For our next World Assembly, the theme chosen is: “CLC, a gift for the Church and for the world.”
The passage from the Scripture chosen for our next World Assembly refers to a process of conversion and response, taking in the graces received from God: “How many loaves of bread do you have? Go and see.” (Mark 6:38)
We ask our Lord for the following grace for our next World Assembly: “We wish a greater depth and integration in the living out the CLC charisma in today’s world.” We trust and are grateful for all that has been given to us, and we wish to fully live this grace and integrate it to our community, spirituality, and apostolic vocation, so we can offer it as a gift to the world.