World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

Towards Sharing the One Faith

Faith and Order's Apostolic Faith study explored the meaning of the Nicene Creed as a basis for the faith of Christians and the churches today. The present text is a study guide to the Nicene Creed and to the Apostolic Faith study itself.

01 January 1996

A Study Guide for Discussion Groups

Faith and Order Paper No. 173
1996 World Council of Churches, ISBN 2-8254-1197-3   


This study guide is an initiative on the way towards the recovering of unity in faith among Christians in the world today. It is intended to help ecumenical and denominational groups enter into the process of exploring the faith of the Church, and of recognizing this faith in their own lives and the lives of other Christian communities. The hope is to move us towards common witness to the faith in liturgy and life, and towards growth together in visible unity.


The process by which this study came about is explained briefly in the preface below. Like other Faith and Order studies, it bears no authority of its own, but is seen to be of use by virtue of its being composed by a widely representative group of people from various Christian traditions.

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Towards Sharing the One Faith
A Study Guide for Discussion Groups

Faith and Order Paper No. 173
1996 World Council of Churches, ISBN 2-8254-1197-3