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Statement on Arms Trade Treaty
Statement on Arms Trade Treaty on UN Conference on Arms Trade Treaty in New York, 2012
Midday prayers of peace and justice for creation
This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations celebrating Time for Creation.
Ruling on Migrants' Right of Non-Refoulement
The World Council of Churches welcomes the landmark ruling of the European Court of Human Rights on 23 February 2012, in which the EU Court ruled that Italy violated the rights of Eritrean and Somali migrants by sending them back to Libya.
A Note on Methodology
Methodology of the study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine
AACC International Symposium 2012
Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary's presentation at the AACC International Symposium 2012
WOCATI 2011 Consultation Communiqué
Communique from the 2011 Consultation of the World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions (WOCATI), which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 4 to 8 July. The Consultation, the first ever mabe in Africa, gathered 38 representatives of Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, Pentecostal and African Independent Churches, who discussed issues of quality in theological education on a global level.
Greetings to the World Methodist Conference
World Council of Churches general secretary’s greetings to the World Methodist Conference, 4 - 8 August 2011, Durban, South Africa.
CHAPTER 6 Pastoral Care and Healing Community
CHAPTER 6 Pastoral Care and Healing Community
CHAPTER 5 Human Rights, Responsibilities and HIV/AIDS
CHAPTER 5, Human Rights, Responsibilities and HIV/AIDS
CHAPTER 4 Ethical Perspectives
CHAPTER 4, Ethical Perspectives
CHAPTER 2 The scientific facts: an introduction
CHAPTER 2, The scientific facts: an introduction
CHAPTER 1 Why this Study Was Prepared
CHAPTER 1, Why this Study Was Prepared
APPENDIX 3 Persons Involved in the HIV/AIDS Study Process
APPENDIX 3, Persons Involved in the HIV/AIDS Study Process
Transforming Life, Volume 1
This publication presents the challenges posed by newly emerging technologies to people of faith. It is a discussion starter and wants to encourage urgently needed study and reflection by churches, theological faculties and ecumenical bodies in close cooperation with each other. The new technologies represent a new stage of development, which requires a fresh approach and change of perspective.
Towards A Common Charter on Quality in Theological Education, Dietrich Werner
The Translatability of the Gospel and Theological Education in World Christianity in the 21st Century, Dietrich Werner
Quality in Theological Education - Discussion in Francophone Networks (CEVAA)
The fragmented landscapes of theological education on global scale today and different political conditions and frameworks according to which theological education can organize itself also lead to quite different ways in which accreditation and quality assessment of higher education institutions in theological education is taking place. There has not been yet any attempt to compare and reflect theologically the different sets of criteria by which associations of theological schools asses the quality of theological education within their own area of responsibility. A major international and ecumenical research project would be advisable and deserve funding on questions like a) What are the underlining theological presuppositions for sets of quality criteria for theological education in a given social and denominational context? b) What is the relation between general or secular sets of criteria for assessment in higher theological education and specific sets of criteria which emerge out of specifically theological concerns? c) To what extend there is a common ground between different sets of criteria for theological education programs between different social and denominational contexts?
Missionary learning and ecumenical formation in regional churches in the German context - Dietrich Werner
Mission and theological education - Suggestions for Possible Priorities in CEC for the Future
Lecture for CEC Commission Churches in Dialogue, Budapest, June 2011
Global Theological Education Survey 2011-2012
Global Research on present status and future of Theological Education in World Christianity