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Documents of the World Mission Conference 2005

Documents of the World Mission Conference in Athens, May 2005

The World Mission Conference took place in Athens from 9-16 May 2005.

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Meditation 10 May - from Jerusalem churches A message for the Mission and Evangelism Conference in Athens We bring you greetings from all the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and their various communitie...
Meditation 10 May - Opening prayer “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself, and gave us the minsitry of reconciliation.” 2 Cor.5.18 We bring you greetings of Sala...
Meditation 14 May Doc 1 Closing worship Our three Bible texts are stories about how people have used their hands and arms in positive and beautiful ways. They have used their hands and arms to give he...
Meditation 15 May - Kobia at Aeropagus “The Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you” (John 14:26) In the fou...
Healing and reconciliation: pastoral counselling across Christian traditions and cultures The theme of the 2005 Conference on Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches leads us to reflect on the spirit of Jesus Christ as healer and reco...
PLEN 10 May No 1 - Archbishop Christodoulos On behalf of the Orthodox Church of Greece, and at the same time on behalf of all the people of Athens and of all Greece, it is with great joy and fraternal lov...
PLEN 10 May No 2 - Rev Samuel Kobia First, I wish to extend my profound thanks - and those of the World Council of Churches - to the Church of Greece, as well as the churches of Greece, for their ...
PLEN 10 May No 3 - Kirsteen Kim When the Apostle Paul stood in front of the Areopagus, he began by connecting with the spirituality of the ancient Athenians, affirming their search for God and...
PLEN 10 May No 4 - Wonsuk Ma As We Begin… During the one-hundred years of the modern Pentecostal-charismatic movement, it has made many impacts on Christianity in general, but its role ...
PLEN 11 May Doc 2 - Reconciliation - Papathanasiou Diseases such as AIDS today, or leprosy in earlier times, push those suffering from them to the margins of society - or keep them within society, provided there...
PLEN 11 May Doc 3 - Personal testimony I was born into a Christian home, the daughter and granddaughter of Pentecostal pastors. I was brought up and educated with love and devotion, being the younges...
PLEN 11 May Doc No 1 - Disability - Sam Kabue This presentation is made within the overall theme of CWME, which is "Called in Christ to be reconciling and healing communities". The emphasis of the plenary i...
PLEN 14 May - Cloud of witnesses - ka Siboto I have been asked to share in this Conference, on the eve of Pentecost, some experiences and reflections of a participant in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Progra...
PLEN 14 May - Kiribati The presentation by the Rev. Dr Pepine Iosua focuses on how people in Kiribati understand and struggle with the impacts of climate change, especially "sea rise"...
PLEN 14 May - Letter from Athens Version adopted by the CWME Commission (edited 19 May 2005)
PLEN 14 May Reconciliation - Schreiter There have been references and echoes of the theme of reconciliation in the theological discussion of mission throughout the previous century, but it is only in...
PLEN 14 May - Youth message As the representatives of the youth of the Christian community all around the world we now deliver you a message and urge you to listen. How old was Jesus wh...
Preparatory Paper N° 1: Mission and Evangelism in Unity Today Study document adopted by the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), 2000. Published in: IRMJan/April 1999, pp.109-127.
Preparatory Paper N° 2: Worksheet on social reconciliation This worksheet is intended to be a tool to reflect and/or prepare a discussion on reconciliation and in particular social reconciliation and its relevance for c...
Preparatory Paper N° 3: Theme, thematic area and signposts on the journey towards the Athens Conference In a time of globalization with increasing violence, fragmentation and exclusion, the mission of the church is to receive, celebrate, proclaim and work for reco...
Preparatory Paper N° 4: Statement on mission as reconciliation This paper offers reflections on mission as reconciliation from an ecumenical point of view and is shared as part of the preparatory process for the 2005 Confer...
Preparatory Paper N° 5: UEM Study on the Charismatic Movement and Healing The United Evangelical Mission (UEM) is an international mission organisation, which came into being in June 1996. This is a communion of churches in three regi...
Preparatory Paper N° 6: Documentation on EMS Consultations on Reconciliation We request our churches in Korea, Japan and Germany to work locally for the remembrance of history and the transmission of insights gained thereby to the next g...
Preparatory Paper N° 7: Mission in the 21st Century The Conference "Mission in the 21st Century. Mission as Evangelism in Tension with Mission as Development", was held from 25 March to 1 April 2004 and was organ...
Preparatory Paper N° 8: Young missiologists' consultation The "young missiologists consultation" was organised by the Mission and Ecumenical Formation Team of the World Council of Churches, on behalf of the Commission ...
Preparatory Paper N° 9: Mission from the perspective of people in struggle Report and communiqué of the Urban Rural Mission Conference in Accra, Ghana, 1-7 May 2004
Preparatory Paper N° 10: Mission as ministry of reconciliation This paper offers reflections on mission as ministry of reconciliation from an ecumenical point of view and is shared by the Commission on World Mission and Eva...
Preparatory Paper N° 11: The Healing Mission of the Church The present document has been prepared by a multicultural and interdenominational group of missiologists, medical doctors and health professionals. It builds up...
Preparatory Paper N° 12: Healing The renewed concern and awareness towards healing in a new world context raises for the churches fundamental theological, missiological, ethical and pastoral qu...
Preparatory Paper N° 13: Religious plurality and Christian self-understanding The present document is the result of a study process started in response to strong suggestions made during the 2002 meeting of the WCC Central Committee to the...