World Council of Churches

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

Ninth report of the Joint Working Group

This report outlines the activities of the JWG during 2007-2012 and includes the two study documents and reflections on the role of youth. The JWG members offer these texts to the parent bodies, i.e. the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) and the World Council of Churches (WCC), and hope that they will be received by churches and Christians around the world, inspiring them in their own ecumenical journey.

12 June 2013

Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches

Ninth Report

2007-2012

Receiving one another in the name of Christ

Table of Contents

Foreword by the co-moderators

I. Introduction

II. Growing relationships of trust

III. Collaboration between the RCC and the WCC

A. Faith and Order

B. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

C.  Mission and Evangelism

D.  Ecumenical cooperation among young adults

E.  Ecumenical formation, Bossey

F.   Inter-religious dialogue

G.  Justice, peace, creation and human rights

H.  International Ecumenical Peace Convocation

I.  Ecumenism in the 21st century

IV. The Joint Working Group

A.  Character and nature of the Joint Working Group

B.  The work of the Joint Working Group 2007-2012

C.  Study documents

a. Reception: A Key to Ecumenical Progress (Appendix A)

b. Be renewed in the Spirit. The Spiritual Roots of Ecumenism (Appendix B)

D.  The Church in the Life of Youth and Youth in the Life of the Church (Appendix C)

E. Discussions on Migration

V. Prospects for the Future (2013 – 2020)

VI. Members of the Joint Working Group (2007 – 2012)

VII. Appendices

A:  Reception: A Key to Ecumenical Progress

B:  Be renewed in the Spirit. The Spiritual Roots of Ecumenism

C: The Church in the Life of Youth and Youth in the Life of the Church

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