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Document The interactive relationship between spiritual formation and social concern
Panel at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary (TTCS), 24 November 2006, by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Doctrinal, social and ethical issues (K.M. George)
Located in Resources / / Special Commission on participation of Orthodox churches / Sub-committee III: Theological convergences and differences
Document Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation
Presentation: Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation by Werner Schwartz at the May 1997 international consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Located in Resources / / Education and ecumenical formation / Ecumenical lay formation
Document Response by Arne Fritzson
The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by by Arne Fritzson to the paper "Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation"
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical lay formation / Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation
Document The eucharistic liturgy of Lima
The Lima Liturgy is a Eucharistic (Holy Communion) service expressing, in one possible liturgical form, the ecclesiological convergence on the eucharist reached in the Faith and Order text Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (BEM). It is so named because it was first used at the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Lima, Peru in 1982 - the meeting which approved BEM for transmission to the churches for official response.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Spirituality and worship
Document The Gift of Being
Called to Be a Church of All and for All
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document Called to be the Οne Church (revised draft)
Located in Resources / / 1. Statements & documents adopted / Christian unity and message to the churches
Document Jacob Kurien presentation
Plenary on church unity, WCC 9th Assembly
Located in Resources / / 2. Plenary presentations / Church unity
Document Report of the general secretary
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2006
Document New Delhi Statement on Unity
This is the report of the Section on Unity at the WCC 3rd Assembly. Particularly in paragraph 2 -- probably the greatest run-on sentence in ecumenical history -- we have one of the seminal and enduring statements on the nature of "organic unity".
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / New Delhi, 1961