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Bossey: mission specialists propose ecumenical decade on common evangelism

Bossey: mission specialists propose ecumenical decade on common evangelism

Group of mission specialists who participated in the June seminar at Bossey

14 June 2006

"Ecumenical cooperation in evangelism should regain a high and visible priority" in the World Council of Churches (WCC), said a group of mission specialists  participating in a seminar held at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey from 6-12 June.

Elements of a "new ecumenical agenda on evangelism for the 21st century," they suggested, could be an Ecumenical Decade for Common Evangelism (2010-2020), and an "inclusive, diverse and participatory" process of planning for a the centennial celebration of the 1910 World Mission Conference in Edinburgh.

In the context of this celebration, they also suggested staging "a huge international ecumenical youth evangelization festival". 

Full text of the message from the Bossey seminar