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Document Global Christian Forum Europe consultation
Some fifty representatives from a wide range of Christian churches, denominations and organisations in Europe [Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Friends (Quakers), Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Old-Catholic, Orthodox (Eastern and Oriental), Pentecostal, Reformed, Salvation Army] gathered for a consultation from 19 to 22 June 2006, at the invitation of the Continuation Committee of the Global Christian Forum. The meeting was hosted by the Syrian Orthodox Church and took place at their monastery St. Jacob of Sarug in Warburg, Germany.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Member churches
Document Voices of Youth: Stronger and Better Heard
Members of ECHOS, the World Council of Churches (WCC) commission on Youth, met in Bangalore, India 1-10 October 2008. The 25 members of ECHOS represent a variety of WCC consultative commissions, Central and Executive Committee, the Catholic and Pentecostal Youth and Students Networks as well as regional and global youth organizations, like the World Students Christian Federation (WSCF). Their goal is to facilitate more coherent youth participation within the WCC.
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Echos - Commission on youth in the ecumenical movement
Document Joint Report of the Programme and Policy Reference Committees (adopted)
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2006
Document Study VI: Witness in a Religiously Plural World
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Located in Resources / / Christian identity in pluralistic societies / Study guide: My Neighbour's Faith and Mine
Document Edinburgh 2010
Keynote Speech by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, in Edinburgh, 27 April 2007.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Consultation on mission in secularized and postmodern contexts
"Believing without belonging? In search of new paradigms of church and mission in secularised and postmodern contexts"
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Mission and evangelism
Document Towards common witness
Received by the Central Committee and commended to churches for study and action, it is a summary of the most recent debates on common witness and proselytism. Contains the references to the earlier studies on common witness
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Mission and evangelism