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Document Thematic Address: Called to prophesy, reconcile and heal
Thematic Address presented at the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 15 April 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Response by Joan Back
The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by by Joan Patricia Back to the paper "Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation"
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical lay formation / Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation
Document Sermon: Transgressive fragments - crusts of exile, hope and unity
Sermon preached on 5 September 2011 at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, during a prayer service giving thanks for new colleagues and those moving on this year, by the Rev. Jane Stranz, coordinator of the WCC language service until September 2011. Texts: Exodus 12:39; Matthew 13:33
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Spirituality and worship
Document Spirituality of Unity
Dr Chiara Lubich, the founder and president of the Focolare movement for spiritual and social renewal, visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) on October 28 for worship and discussions on the "spirituality for unity" in all areas of life and humanity. After a rich exchange, Dr Lubich and Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser, WCC general secretary, issued a joint reflection on the theme to emphasize the "renewed hope for our common ecumenical journey".
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Study IV: Jesus Christ
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 Study V: The Experience of Salvation
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 Bible study at Kirchentag 2017
Referring to the biblical account of the encounter between Jesus and Zacchaeus, a repentant tax collector in Jericho (Luke 19:1-10), Olav Fykse Tveit notes that Zacchaeus found peace in joyfully welcoming but he was also ready to make up for the injustice of the past by rendering justice.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Sermons
Document Sermon at the Closing Prayer
Sermon by Rev. Dr Susan Durber at the Opening Prayer of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, 13 October 2009, Crete, Greece.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Crete 2009
Document "Jésus nous accueille"
A song inspired by the theme of the Kuala Lumpur meeting (Romans 15:7), composed by Christian Glardon, a Swiss Reformed pastor.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Plenary Commission Meeting, Kuala Lumpur 2004
Document 2012 Worship and background material
Annual brochure for the Week of prayer for Christian unity jointly prepared and published by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity