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Papers for and a report on the first meeting of the committee held 18-20 November

20 November 2007

Papers for and a report on the first meeting of the committee held 18-20 November 2007 at the Ecumenical Institute, Château de Bossey, Switzerl

Table of contents

Foreword

From Ecumenical Reconfiguration to Ecumenism in the 21st Century

  • Antelias Consultation
  • Chavannes-de-Bogis 2004 Consultation
  • Personal Reflections

Introductory Remarks: Six Central Questions for the Future Work of the Committee

  • The Delay in Convening this Meeting
  • Six Questions
  • A Word of Conclusion

Ecumenism in the 21st Century: 12 Theses for Discussion

Toward an Expanded WCC Assembly: Ecumenism in the 21st Century

  • Where Are We?
  • How Did We Get Here?
  • Why Did The Language Change?
  • What Have We Heard So Far?
  • Where Do We Go From Here?

Report on the First Meeting of the Continuation Committee on Ecumenism in the 21st Century Committee, Held on 18-20 November 2007 at The Ecumenical Institute, Château de Bossey, Switzerland