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Title Effective Date Document Type Description
Ending domestic abuse: A Pack for Churches Apr 04, 2017 02:57 PM Background document Resources for churches by Restored international Christian alliance, "Ending domestic abuse: A Pack for Churches"
Keynote address at the consultative meeting towards developing the Ecumenical Health Strategy Mar 17, 2017 12:12 PM Lecture - Speech Keynote address by Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC deputy general secretary, at the Consultative meeting towards developing the Ecumenical Health Strategy, 27 February 2017, Maseru, Lesotho.
Bible Study: “Pilgrimage onto already-settled land” (Genesis 12:1–9) Mar 13, 2017 11:52 PM Background document This is the first of a series of 12 Bible studies on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. It was written by Jione Havea, a native minister in the Methodist Church of Tonga, is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at United Theological College, Charles Sturt University, Australia, and is based on the text of Genesis 12:1–9.
Churches’ Commitments to Children Feb 22, 2017 11:19 AM Policy document “Churches’ Commitments to Children” is an open invitation to the WCC member churches and partners to address the needs of children as an integral part of the ecumenical commitment to the pilgrimage of justice and peace.
Statement of the Participants in the Consultation on “Voices of Hope in a New Era” Jan 26, 2017 05:34 PM Statement: public statement Statement of the Participants in the Consultation on “Voices of Hope in a New Era”, Yangon, Myanmar, 16-20 January, 2017.
Third Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs Jan 25, 2017 02:18 PM Background document List of speakers and topics presented at the Third Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs. 23 January 2017, United Nations secretariat, New York.
Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Feedback card for children Jan 13, 2017 03:26 PM Background document Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Feedback card for children
Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Application Pack Jan 13, 2017 03:24 PM Background document Child Friendly Church Award (UK) resource to enable, equip and support your ministry to children and families, helping to respond effectively to the call of God, to encourage children to discover Jesus and become His followers today.
The Child-Sensitive Reporting Mechanisms toolkit “Speak Out – Be Protected!” Jan 13, 2017 12:50 PM Background document The Child-Sensitive Reporting Mechanisms toolkit “Speak Out – Be Protected!” identifies simple and user-friendly processes through which children and their families can raise child protection concerns and report to the respective child protective agencies and institutions.
Bible study on statelessness Dec 08, 2016 07:23 PM Liturgical text by Hans Ucko
Statement on agenda item 6 on intellectual property and access to HIV treatment Dec 07, 2016 03:25 PM Statement: public statement Statement on agenda Item 6 on intellectual property and access to HIV treatment at the 39th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, 7 December 2016.
Intervention by the World Council of Churches - Ecumenical advocacy Alliance Dec 07, 2016 03:25 PM Lecture - Speech Intervention by the World Council of Churches - Ecumenical advocacy Alliance at the 39th UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board meeting, 6 December, 2016
World AIDS Day 2016 Prayer Service Dec 07, 2016 03:06 PM Liturgical song - music This liturgy was prepared for World AIDS Day 2016, in connection with the launch of the campaign "Leading by Example: Religious Leaders and HIV Testing".
The Lagos Message: A Pilgrimage of Water Justice in Africa Dec 02, 2016 06:48 PM Message Message from a Regional Consultation on Human Right to Water in Africa, organised by the Ecumenical Water Network of the World Council of Churches, from 27-29 November 2016.
Bible study on statelessness Nov 29, 2016 04:33 PM Liturgical text by Bishop Duleep de Chickera
COP 22 media pack Nov 10, 2016 01:00 AM Background document ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches have put together a comprehensive kit to offer to the media.
The Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity” Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches Oct 12, 2016 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches at the Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity”, on 11 October 2016.
Speech of Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri at World Mental Health Day event Oct 06, 2016 11:14 PM Lecture - Speech Address of Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC Associate General Secretary, at the World Mental Health Day event in Ecumenical Centre, Geneva on 5 October 2016
Speech by Ahmed al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, 1 October 2016 Oct 04, 2016 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Speech by Ahmed al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey on 1 October 2016.
Dismantling barriers - A liturgy resource toolbox Sep 16, 2016 02:00 AM Liturgical text A liturgy resource toolbox prepared for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 18-24 September 2016.
Bring peace, love and respect - beyond the barriers Aug 29, 2016 02:00 AM Sermon Reflection during the Ecumenical Centre morning prayer by Marianne Ejdersten, director of communication for the WCC.
People and Faith on the Move Aug 25, 2016 02:00 AM Message Message from the Bossey Interreligious Course August 2016.
Exhibition: Israel and Palestine Jun 17, 2016 02:00 AM Background document Exhibition panels on the WCC activities for peace in Palestine and Israel.
Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children Jun 10, 2016 02:00 AM Background document Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Consultation Jun 08, 2016 02:00 AM Message Welcome message by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, at the consultation organized by the WCC and the South African Council of Churches.
An invitation to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace Jun 07, 2016 02:00 AM Background document Brochure with impulses for reflection on pilgrimage, justice and peace, and pilgrim spirituality.
Biblical Reflection on Child Rights Jun 03, 2016 02:00 AM Liturgical text This biblical reflection by Tiffany Tao and Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett (World Vision Child Development and Rights) examines child rights from a Christian perspective, using the Exodus story of God’s people in Egypt.
WCC Annual Review 2015 May 19, 2016 03:41 PM Report This annual review of the activity of the WCC records many of the activities undertaken by the council during 2015 and continuing into 2016.
The Draft ”Principles for Child-Friendly Churches” - Explained to 11 to 18-year-old Children and Adolescents Mar 31, 2016 04:32 PM Study document The Draft "Principles for Child-Friendly Churches" are now available in two child-friendly versions. One explains the principles to children under ten years of age, while the other explains it to children over ten years of age.
The Draft ”Principles for Child-Friendly Churches” - Explained to 0 to 10-year-old Children Mar 31, 2016 04:31 PM Study document The Draft "Principles for Child-Friendly Churches" are now available in two child-friendly versions. One explains the principles to children under ten years of age, while the other explains it to children over ten years of age.
Principles for child-friendly churches - Guide for consultations with children and adolescents on the draft Mar 23, 2016 01:00 AM Study document In line with the WCC-UNICEF partnership and the commitment to support children through churches, a guide for consultations with children and adolescents is now available.
Dignity, freedom and grace, Christian perspectives on HIV and AIDS Mar 17, 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech Speech given by Dr Gillian Paterson at the WCC-EAA launch of the Dignity, freedom and grace, 10 March 2016.
WCC-EAA statement at the Human Rights Council Mar 09, 2016 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Presented by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance to the HRC Panel Session on Human Rights and HIV.
Sources of water statistics for Seven Weeks for Water 2016 Mar 03, 2016 01:00 AM Background document Presentation of sources of water statistics used by the Ecumenical Water Network for the Seven Weeks for Water campaign 2016.
Open letter to Gatestone Institute Mar 02, 2016 01:00 AM Message The WCC sent an open letter to the Gatestone Institute in response to the institute’s web articles criticizing the WCC’s “Seven Weeks for Water” campaign.
The Relationship between Religion and the Public Square Feb 01, 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech Presentation by Dr Clare Amos, WCC programme executive for Inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation, at the Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs 2016.
Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis Jan 20, 2016 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement from the WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe.
Speech by Pauliina Parhiala, ACT Alliance Jan 18, 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Keynote by Dr Thomas de Maizière, German Federal Minister of the Interior Jan 18, 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Presentation by Xavier Creach, UNHCR Jan 18, 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Presentation by Nick Grisewood, International Labour Organization Jan 18, 2016 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Presentation by Doina Bologa, UNFPA Jan 18, 2016 12:00 AM Lecture - Speech At the WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Child-friendly Version CRC General Comment Right to Health Jan 01, 2016 01:00 AM Background document The goal of this workbook is not to but to be an interactive tool through which children can be guided in their discussions prior to embarking on advocacy initiatives.
Child-friendly Version CRC General Comment Freedom from Violence Jan 01, 2016 01:00 AM Background document A workbook for children, young people and adults based upon General Comment No. 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence.
Indigenous Peoples’ Programme Reference Group meeting December 2015 Dec 11, 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Communiqué: What is the medicine we are carrying with us as the Ecumenical movement embarks on a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace?
An Interfaith Call for Justice and Compassion in Finance Nov 29, 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement by participants of a Workshop on Faith and Finance reflecting upon the role of money and finance in the current economic and social order from their perspectives as Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims.
Called to Dialogue Nov 19, 2015 01:00 AM Background document Inter-religious and Intra-Christian Dialogue in Ecumenical Conversation - A Practical Guide.
CID-WCC Joint Communique Nov 17, 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement 8th Meeting for Dialogue between the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (CID) from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the WCC
16 Days of Activism Campaign Nov 01, 2015 01:00 AM Background document The 16 Days begin on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and end on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
I am here, I belong Nov 01, 2015 01:00 AM Report Stateless children are born into a world in which they will face a lifetime of discrimination; their status profoundly affects their ability to learn and grow, and to fulfil their ambitions and dreams for the future.
Prayers for people in Aceh Singkil Oct 22, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text Prayers for people in Aceh Singkil
Channels of Hope - impact case study Oct 06, 2015 02:00 AM Study document Learning from the implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi.
In the Sandals of the Other – Christians and Muslims working together in Nigeria Sep 29, 2015 02:00 AM Report Communique from a meeting at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland, 27 to 28 September, to plan for the setting up of an inter-religious Centre in Nigeria.
Prayers for each of the Sustainable Development Goals Sep 25, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text As part of the Prayer for Everyone campaign, the WCC published this collection of prayers that connect thematically with each of the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Prayer of confession and intercession, related to SDG14, Life Below Water Sep 23, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text (©2012 Rev. James Bhagwan, Fiji)
Where is our earth going? Sep 23, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text (From: A collection of Prayer for Peace – 2006 Decade to Overcome Violence, WCC)
Prayer related to SDG11 Safe Cities Sep 23, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text (From the 2011 WCC Central Committee meeting. © WCC.)
Prayers related to SDG6 Water and Sanitation Sep 23, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text These materials were prepared by the Student Christian Movement India (SCMI) and first published by the WCC's Ecumenical Water Network (EWN).
Prayer for Everyone, Ecumenical Centre, September 2015 Sep 23, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text A special service organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated prayers to the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Action Guide: Churches' Week of Action on Food Sep 11, 2015 02:00 AM Background document A 6-page guide for the week with a page you can modify to add specific actions or resources for your region or context.
Learning from the Implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi Sep 01, 2015 02:00 AM Response to study document CoH CP is a World Vision project model that motivates and builds capacity in faith leaders and faith communities to engage with key child protection issues.
Slide show: Local becomes national becomes global Aug 26, 2015 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Slides accompanying the keynote speech by WCC Communications director Marianne Ejdersten at NORDKOM 2015.
Local becomes national becomes global Aug 26, 2015 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Keynote speech by WCC Communications director Marianne Ejdersten at NORDKOM 2015.
Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith Aug 24, 2015 02:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith issued from seminar in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 17-20 August 2015.
Reducing the gap - Interfaith riches Aug 13, 2015 02:00 AM Message Reducing the gap: Interfaith riches, a common message prepared by participants of Building an Interfaith Community Summer Course, held from 27 July – 14 August 2015, Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland
Statement from Buddhist-Christian Consultation in Bangkok Aug 06, 2015 02:00 AM Statement: letter Statement from a Buddhist-Christian consultation on the theme “En-Gendering Justice: Christians in Conversation with Buddhists on Religion, Gender, Sexuality and Power”, in Bangkok, Thailand, 26-30 July, on relationship between religion and gender from an interreligious perspective.
Overview on UN human rights mechanisms which can be used by churches Aug 01, 2015 02:00 AM Background document Through a mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review, the Human Rights Council reviews, on a periodic basis, the fulfilment by each of the 193 United Nations Member States of their human rights obligations and commitments.
Response from EWN on the Encyclical “Laudato si” Jul 24, 2015 02:00 AM Response to study document Response from EWN on the Encyclical “Laudato si” prepared by the EWN - International Reference Group – 2015
Clare Amos ICCJ presentation Jul 03, 2015 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Presentation at the conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews, Rome, by Dr Clare Amos, WCC programme executive for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.
Service on gender-based violence in the DRC May 28, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text Order of service for morning prayers held at the Ecumenical Centre during an International Conference on Peace and Security in the Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC).
Symposium: Growing up in Conflict May 26, 2015 02:00 AM Background document Introductory brochure for the Symposium, Growing up in Conflict: The impact on children’s mental health and well-being, convened by UNICEF, in partnership with the Government of the Netherlands, on 26-28 May 2015 in The Hague.
Phiri's speech at CCA's 14th General Assembly May 22, 2015 02:00 AM Sermon Living Together in the Household of God: Isabel Phiri's speech at CCA in Jakarta A Theological Reflection 14th GENERAL ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE OF ASIA D. T. NILES MEMORIAL LECTURE Friday, May 22, 2015 20- 27 May 2015, Jakarta- Indonesia
Preparing for pilgrimage, Participant guide May 04, 2015 02:00 AM Study document As local members of a global fellowship, we are encouraged to explore the meaning of pilgrimage in our context and in light of our faith. This three-part study series is designed as a guide to that initial process of exploration.
Preparing for pilgrimage, Leader's guide May 04, 2015 02:00 AM Study document This three-part series is designed as a guide to a process of exploration. It is intended for groups that do not have a history of involvement in justice and peace campaigns or in spiritual practice outside of formal worship.
Child Safeguarding Policy and Child Safeguarding Guidance May 01, 2015 02:00 AM Policy document This policy applies to all ACT Alliance members. The Principles cover the minimum standards the ACT Alliance expects all members to comply with when developing a policy.
Facebook guide book for WCC staff May 01, 2015 02:00 AM Background document An overview of Facebook functionalities and common terminology, tips for communicating effectively and rules to keep in mind.
Day of prayer for the South Sudan peace process Apr 30, 2015 05:24 PM Liturgical text As the tragic situation of conflict in South Sudan moves into its 17th month, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites its member churches to a special day of prayer on Sunday 10 May, for those affected by the South Sudanese conflict, for the revival of fruitful peace talks, and for new ways ahead.
Climate Change - The policy of the national investing bodies of the Church of England Apr 30, 2015 02:00 AM Policy document The central conclusions of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, published in 2013-2014, are that climate change is occurring and that human activity, particularly through the emission of carbon dioxide, is very likely to be the dominant cause.
Transformative Spirituality: a spirituality of encounter Apr 28, 2015 02:56 PM Background document Reflection by Kristine Greenaway, of the United Church of Canada, for the WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.
WCC Annual Review 2014 Apr 28, 2015 10:37 AM Report The WCC Annual Review 2014 is an illustrated account of WCC programmes and activities over the year.
Journey blessing for the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace Apr 22, 2015 02:00 AM Liturgical text Material for a "journey blessing" activity related to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Statement from WCC-CCC-CLAI on US-Cuba relations Apr 09, 2015 02:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement from Cuban Council of Churches, the Latin American Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches USA, and the WCC urging normalization of Cuba-USA relations.
Guide: Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in social media Mar 30, 2015 03:23 PM Background document A short summary of the questions we are invited to reflect on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, and the hashtags that are used on Twitter and in other social media for this purpose.
Twitter 101 Mar 24, 2015 08:08 PM Background document An introduction to Twitter for the staff of the World Council of Churches
Order of Service World Water Day 2015 Mar 23, 2015 01:00 AM Liturgical text The Ecumenical Water Network is in the midst of its Lenten campaign – the Seven Weeks for Water. The prayers this morning are dedicated to those millions of people who are deprived of enjoying the wonderful gift of God and the cradle of life - water.
EWN reflections at morning prayer Mar 23, 2015 01:00 AM Liturgical text Water has a deep spiritual significance in most religions. Particularly so when it comes to the Christian faith. There are numerous instances of water mentioned in the Bible. It begins with water in Genesis and it ends with Revelation...
Communiqué by WCC delegation to Ukraine Mar 20, 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement A WCC delegation led by the general secretary visited Ukraine from 17 to 20 March 2015.
Prayer for peace in Syria and beyond Mar 20, 2015 01:00 AM Liturgical text During Lent 2015, the WCC is inviting its member churches, and Christians worldwide to offer special prayers for all innocent people affected by war, especially in the countries of Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt.
Call to prayer related to SDG1 End Poverty Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM Liturgical text (from the 2015 WCC Ecumenical Education and Formation Commission meeting)
Statement from Inclusive Development Planning Forum Feb 12, 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement from Inclusive Development Planning Forum, sponsored by the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network representing Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) and churches implementing development programs, held in Nairobi Kenya.
How to submit an alternative report to the UNCRC Feb 04, 2015 01:00 AM Background document Every year the Geneva-based UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reviews the situation of children in different countries. WCC member churches and partners are invited to consider submitting alternative reports with their observations from the ground.
Statement on Niger attacks Jan 22, 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement WCC statement condemning attacks on churches in Niger
Statement on Nigeria attacks Jan 12, 2015 01:00 AM Statement: public statement WCC statement expressing shock over the attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria, which is said to have cost the lives of more than 2,000 people, including children used in suicide bomb attacks.
Introduction to moment of silence for Charlie Hebdo Jan 08, 2015 02:04 PM Liturgical text A moment of silence was held at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre to honour the victims of the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris and to pray for peace.
Why Sustainable Energy Matters to Children Jan 01, 2015 01:00 AM Background document Access to energy is strongly associated with human and economic development and plays a key role in poverty reduction.
UNICEF Messages on Climate Change and Children Jan 01, 2015 01:00 AM Background document Climate change has been identified as the defining issue of our time. What does this mean for the children in our world?
Toward Universal Birth Registration - A systematic approach to the application of ICT Jan 01, 2015 01:00 AM Background document The objective of this publication is to analyze the legal, administrative, and technological requirements for the use of information and communications technology (ICT) for birth registration.
Petit Guide Solidaire Jan 01, 2015 01:00 AM Background document This guide book was developed by Coordination Asile.Ge together with groups working on asylum issues in Geneva and the region. It lists ideas how individuals can help the refugees.
The Children's Good Treatment Campaign Jan 01, 2015 01:00 AM Background document Promote lasting change for children by training and engaging adults and children.
Ending Corporal Punishment of Children – a handbook for worship and gathering Jan 01, 2015 01:00 AM Study document This Study looked in detail at the following settings where violence against children occurs: • the home and family • schools and educational settings • care and justice settings • work settings • the community
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Jan 01, 2015 01:00 AM Background document We have joined together as a faith-based coalition to focus on ending violence against girls and young women in education.
Growing Up in Conflict Dec 31, 2014 01:00 AM Background document Securing Children’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing in the Context of Escalating Conflicts around the World.
Speech for 10th Anniversary of Globethics.net Dec 10, 2014 01:00 AM Lecture - Speech Introduction to "Communication Rights: Communication for all" from Marianne Ejdersten,vice chair World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Europe, WCC director of communication (elect), at the 10th Anniversary of Globethics.net
Faith Communities on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons Dec 09, 2014 01:00 AM Statement: public statement Interfaith statement at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons delivered by Kimiaki Kawai (SGI)
Economy of Life, An Invitation to Theological Reflection and Action Nov 28, 2014 01:00 AM Message This document addresses churches, church communities, ecumenical organizations, theological faculties, seminaries and partners around the globe with an invitation to more intensive theological reflection and action on the Economy of Life.
Theological Reflection on Economy of Life Nov 28, 2014 01:00 AM Sermon Rev. Dr Hyunju Bae (Busan Presbyterian University and WCC Central Committee member) offers a Theological Reflection on Economy of Life during the Plenary on Economic Justice at the WCC central committee meetings in Geneva in 2014.
A Bible Study Guide for the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC Nov 28, 2014 01:00 AM Study document To accompany the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC, the bible study guide uses Old and New Testament texts, from Genesis 41 to Luke 8, to shed light on the greed line and to reflect on the questions: What is greed? Why is greed pervasive?
The Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC Nov 28, 2014 01:00 AM Report Responding to the enduring spiritual, structural and cultural problem of greed, the document summarizes the discussions of the WCC's Greed Line Study Group.
International safeguards for children in sports Oct 01, 2014 02:00 AM Background document Children have the right to participate in sport in a safe and enjoyable environment.
The Den Dolder Recommendations to Protect the Stateless and End Statelessness Sep 14, 2014 11:00 AM Message Message from the international ecumenical consultation "Churches Advocating for Stateless Persons" in Den Dolder, Netherlands, 12 – 14 September 2014
Communique from EDAN Peru meeting Sep 09, 2014 02:00 AM Report Communique from seminars and workshops held between 6 to 9 September by Coalition EDAN-MUR, representing Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network in Latin America and Urban and Rural Mission (MUR) of Peru, in Lima and Chiclayo.
Ending Violence Against Children: six strategies for action Sep 01, 2014 02:00 AM Background document This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
International Memorial Day for the “Comfort Women” Aug 14, 2014 02:00 AM Message Message from Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary to the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan - War & Women's Human Rights Museum on International Memorial Day for the “Comfort Women”.
Letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq Aug 07, 2014 11:23 AM Statement: letter An open letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, soliciting prayers for the Christians, the church communities and all the suffering people on the Plain of Nineveh in northern Iraq, as well as the surrounding region. Reports in recent days have confirmed the forced displacement and indiscriminate killing of Christians, Yazidis, and members of other vulnerable religious and ethnic communities in Iraq as the result of military attacks by the “Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS).
Letter to the UN Secretary General on Iraq Aug 07, 2014 11:23 AM Statement: letter Open letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, expressing concern over the fate of hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic groups being killed and forced to flee from their ancestral land in Iraq by radical combatants from the so-called “Islamic State”.
Solidarity message for Dutch churches over Malaysia Airlines disaster Jul 22, 2014 11:12 AM Statement: letter Message of solidarity to the WCC member churches in the Netherlands over Malaysia Airlines disaster by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia.
The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today Jul 18, 2014 04:32 PM Lecture - Speech Keynote speech: The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today By Prof. Isabel Apawo Phiri, Associate General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, World Council of Churches (WCC) at the international symposium on “Christian Responses to Global Health and Development” - 50 years after “Tübingen I” German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM) 26 - 29 June 2014
A call to health and healing: Declaration Tübingen III Jul 17, 2014 04:55 PM Statement: public statement A call to health and healing - Declaration Tübingen III from the participants of the Symposium “Christian Responses to Health and Development” held at the German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM), Tübingen, Germany, from 26 – 28 June 2014.
Water crisis in Palestine Jun 18, 2014 08:08 AM Statement: public statement Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches, Jerusalem, June, 2014.
WCC financial report 2013 Jun 13, 2014 02:43 PM Report In 2013, the World Council of Churches reported total income of CHF 31.3 million, total expenditure and transfers of CHF 34.5 million, and a resultant reduction in funds and reserves of CHF 3.2 million. Of that decrease, CHF 2.2 million concerned the assembly fund. Total income, gratefully received, was CHF 1.2 million higher than in 2012, and included CHF 2 million in contributions for the assembly fund. The overall net decrease in funds and reserves of CHF 3.2 million was CHF 1.1 million lower than the budget set for the year, principally because assembly expenditure closed under budget.
Beginning the Pilgrimage Towards Justice May 02, 2014 02:20 PM Study document A study guide for congregations and ecumenical pilgrims by Dr Emily Welty
Reflections for the ELCF consultation in Finland Apr 03, 2014 11:59 AM Message Reflections on "The Mission of the Church in the Changing Landscapes of the 21st century" presented by Kyriaki Avtzi, WCC programme executive on evangelism, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland partnership consultation in Järvenpää, Finland, on 2 April 2014.
Statement from former Special Rapporteur on Equatorial Guinea Mar 27, 2014 04:52 PM Message Statement from Gustavo Gallon, former Special Rapporteur on Equatorial Guinea, presented at the WCC sponsored side-event at the United Nations in Geneva, on 27 March 2014.
Bible study: Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace Feb 25, 2014 12:00 AM Study document Prepared by Dr Marina Ngursangzeli Behera, professor of Ecumenical Missiology at the Ecumenical Institute Bossey, for the WCC Staff Planning Days 2014.
EWN at the 10th WCC Assembly - A Report Feb 12, 2014 01:00 AM Report The EWN participated in the WCC 10th Assembly in 2013 to share its achievements and struggles in fulfilling the mandate given to it in the previous assembly.
Statement for Geneva 2 talks on Syria Jan 17, 2014 03:08 PM Statement: public statement "An urgent call to action for a just peace in Syria" - statement from the WCC Ecumenical Consultation on Syria, held 15-17 January 2014, at the Ecumenical Centre to be presented at the Geneva 2 talks on Syria.
Hidden In Plain Sight: Executive Summary Jan 01, 2014 01:00 AM Background document A statistical analysis of violence against children, published by UNICEF.
Birth Registration in Emergencies Jan 01, 2014 01:00 AM Report This report brings together the findings of a literature review on birth registration in emergencies, Plan’s own experiences, and experiences from other agencies.
Creating Safe Environments for Children. A Toolkit for Safeguarding Children and Protecting them from Harm Jan 01, 2014 01:00 AM Background document A Toolkit for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm.
Child Safeguarding Standards and How to Implement Them Jan 01, 2014 01:00 AM Background document A guide designed to assist organizations to meet their responsibilities for safeguarding children, published by the registered charity Keeping Children Safe.
Developing and Implementing an Internal Child Protection Policy Jan 01, 2014 01:00 AM Background document A guide for organizations working with children, published by the International Catholic Child Bureau, BICE.
Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and trends in birth registration Dec 01, 2013 01:00 AM Background document This UNICEF publication presents the latest available data on the extent of unregistered children and assesses progress to date in increasing birth registration rates worldwide.
A Passport to Protection - A guide to birth registration programming Dec 01, 2013 01:00 AM Background document Registering a child’s birth is a critical first step towards safeguarding lifelong protection. Promoting children’s right to birth registration falls clearly within UNICEF’s mandate.
The Crossroads of Child Protection and Education in Peacebuilding Dec 01, 2013 01:00 AM Study document This study aims to document promising practices on child protection and peacebuilding and on how child protection programming contributes to peacebuilding and education initiatives.
Recent Handbooks on Theological Education Nov 15, 2013 01:50 PM A list of recent handbooks on theological education
Climate refugees Oct 11, 2013 06:17 PM Report People Displaced by Climate Change and the Role of the Churches: A co-publication of Brot für die Welt, the Pacific Conference of Churches and the World Council of Churches.
Uhibbuka Rabbi Yasu' Oct 01, 2013 02:00 AM Liturgical song - music Devotional song from Palestine; English: Andrew Donaldson.
Prayer of renewal and blessing, related to SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production Oct 01, 2013 02:00 AM Liturgical text From Hallelujah! (AWPC © 2013 WCC)
Communiqué from WCC consultation on the crisis in Syria Sep 18, 2013 11:16 PM Statement: public statement Communiqué from the WCC Consultation on the Crisis in Syria held on 18 September, Bossey, Switzerland
Report of the Conference Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective Sep 11, 2013 09:46 AM Report Report of the conference Belonging(s)? Migration in theological perspective held on 31 August in Berne, Switzerland.
Report of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation Aug 06, 2013 11:18 AM Report At the IEPC, held in May 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica, more than 1000 participants were nourished and enriched by a renewed theological, moral and spiritual incitement to unite in the call to build a culture of justice and peace.
Prayer in times of catastrophe Jul 26, 2013 04:59 PM Liturgical text A prayer for the victims of train derailment in Santiago de Compostela in Spain written by staff of the World Council of Churches.
EWN statement from Berlin consultation Jul 18, 2013 02:09 PM Statement: public statement The statement "God, lead us to abundant life and peace through water justice" reflecting outcomes of discussions among participants at the strategic consultation of the Ecumenical Water Network held in Berlin, Germany from 10 to12 June 2013
Advocacy strategies on Indigenous Peoples issues Jun 27, 2013 12:00 AM Report Report of the Consultation on Developing Advocacy Strategies for WCC work on Indigenous Peoples Issues, Church Centre, New York, 21-23 May 2013.
WCC financial report 2012 Jun 10, 2013 02:59 PM Report In 2012, the World Council of Churches reported a relatively balanced financial outcome, with CHF 30 million in total income and CHF 30.1 million of total expenditure and transfers. Total income, gratefully received, was CHF 1.4 million higher than in 2011, the net increase including CHF 1 million in contributions for the assembly fund.
Statement on Christian presence and witness in the Middle East May 29, 2013 12:00 AM S A statement issued by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches at the international and ecumenical conference on "Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East" from 21 – 25 May 2013 at the Notre-Dame du Mont Monastery, Lebanon.
Statement of solidarity with the two kidnapped metropolitans of Aleppo May 29, 2013 12:00 AM S Statement on the kidnapping of the Greek Orthodox and the Syriac Orthodox metropolitans of Aleppo. This statement was issued at the international and ecumenical conference on "Christian presence and witness in the Middle East" organized by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches, from 21 to 25 May 2013 at the Notre-Dame du Mont Monastery, Lebanon.
Morning prayer on Earth Day 2013 Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM Order of service created for morning prayer at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on Monday, 22 April 2013
Statement on status of women Mar 25, 2013 12:00 AM Statement: public statement Oral statement delivered by the WCC's Commission of the Churches on International Affairs at the United Nations 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
EDAN women's conference in Johannesburg Mar 08, 2013 07:00 AM Statement: public statement An EDAN conference on "violence against women and children with disabilities" was held from 27 February to 2 March 2013 in Johannesburg.
Meeting on reception of guidelines Jan 01, 2013 07:30 AM Article - News item Christian witness in our multi-religious world: Report from a PCID-WCC-WEA meeting on reception of guidelines
Global Ecumenical Network on Migration report 2012 Jan 01, 2013 07:00 AM R
Climate Change - Children’s challenge Jan 01, 2013 01:00 AM Background document The cost of inaction will place a great economic burden on future generations. Children will bear the higher costs of not taking action today. Published by UNICEF.
Child Friendly Churches Aims Jan 01, 2013 01:00 AM Background document Aims to empower local churches to transform their local congregations and communities in favour of children.
Child Friendly Churches Jan 01, 2013 01:00 AM Background document Child Friendly Churches is a strategy to empower local churches to transform their local congregations and communities in favour of children.
A prayer on the way to Busan Jan 01, 2013 12:00 AM L A prayer inspired by the theme of the WCC 10th Assembly: God of life, lead us to justice and peace
Order of prayer on water and baptism Dec 31, 2012 01:00 AM Liturgical text Also published in "Hallelujah!" (AWPC © 2012 WCC)
Intercessions related to SDG1 End Poverty Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM Liturgical text (AWPC © 2012 WCC)
Statement to COP18 / UN Climate Change Conference Doha Dec 07, 2012 07:00 AM S On 7 December at the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), while no agreement has been reached, the World Council of Churches (WCC) delivered a statement to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. The WCC statement delivered to the plenary stressed that “Climate change is happening! It is imperative to act now without more delays in view of the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of climate change.” The statement was read by Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimbabwe, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.
Reflections on WCC 10th Assembly theme Dec 06, 2012 07:00 AM M Reflections of the theologians and activists representing the Just and Inclusive Communities Working Group – including the five areas Dalit Solidarity, Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM), Ecumenical Disabilities Advocacy Network (EDAN), Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples, and Churches Overcoming racism, who met in Toronto, Canada, between 24-29 November 2012 under the theme: On the Way to Busan: Contributions from the Just and Inclusive Communities programme to the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 2013.
World Toilet Day 2012 Nov 19, 2012 07:00 AM S
Indigenous theologians' reflections on the WCC 10th Assembly theme Sep 29, 2012 04:32 PM Study document Reflections of theologians representing the Ao and Chang Naga, Aymara, Igorot, Maori, Maya, Mizo, Quecha, Santal, and Turtle Island, who met at Yu-Shan Theological College and Seminary, Hualien, Taiwan from 17-29 September 2012.
Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Sep 01, 2012 02:00 AM Background document This is the summary version of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) handbook. All of the principles and standards in this version are hyper-linked to the original handbook.
Prayers related to SDG7 Sustainable Energy Sep 01, 2012 02:00 AM Liturgical text 1 September to 4 October is Time for Creation. As 2012 was the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the WCC collected some thematic prayers on this theme.
Asian Forum on Theological Education (AFTE) Guidelines Aug 31, 2012 06:00 AM R With the sprouting of many theological institutions and Bible schools in Asia, there is a need for these theological education networks to come together, learn from each other and work together and come up with a mutual support mechanism to strengthen leadership formation program of the churches. Participants of the workshop affirmed the need of bringing together different theological education networks in Asia under the umbrella “Asian Forum on Theological Education.”
Asian Forum on Theological Education (AFTE) Communiqué Aug 31, 2012 06:00 AM R Theological education in Asia has been constantly under review, aimed at making it more relevant in addressing the emerging local and global challenges as well as contextual issues, which demands that programs of theological education continue to strive to form Christian theological preachers and teachers who will witness to Christ.
Background paper on a New International Financial Architecture Aug 29, 2012 06:00 AM B FINANCIAL SERVICES, ECONOMIC NEEDS AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE A background paper by Barry Herman
Redemptive Masculinites Aug 01, 2012 06:16 AM Background document Men, HIV and Religion. Edited by Ezra Chitando and Sophie Chirongoma
Economy of Life, Justice, and Peace for All: A Call to Action Jul 19, 2012 11:08 PM Statement: public statement As a follow-up to the Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process, which concluded with the AGAPE Call presented at the WCC 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre in 2006, the WCC initiated a programme focused on eradicating poverty, challenging wealth accumulation and safeguarding ecological integrity based on the understanding that Poverty, Wealth and Ecology are integrally related. The AGAPE Call to Action is the result of a six-year process of consultations and regional studies.
Letter to the Colombian president Jul 10, 2012 09:46 PM S
Theological Perspectives on Diakonia in 21st Century Jun 06, 2012 06:00 AM R From the Conference jointly organized by Justice and Diakonia, Just and Inclusive Communities, and Mission and Evangelism programmes of the World Council of Churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2-6, 2012
Busan communication statement May 25, 2012 07:30 AM Statement: public statement "Reclaiming communication for life, justice and peace"
Lecture at Korean Association of Theological Schools congress Mar 23, 2012 07:00 AM Perspectives in the light of the forthcoming WCC assembly in Busan
Bangalore Appeal Mar 21, 2012 05:00 PM S Participants of the WCC Workshop on “Transformative Masculinities”, coming from six Asian countries and four others, representing 23 denominations, met at United Theological College, Bangalore, on 17-21 March 2012, to discuss, deliberate and share experiences on men’s and women’s struggles in relation with masculinity constructed by the notions of hegemonic power.
Ecumenical Covenant on Theological Education Mar 17, 2012 12:00 AM S This public statement was formulated b y the ETE Accompaniment Group during its meeting in Bossey Ecumenical Institute 14-17 March 2012. It is recommended to the WCC Central Committee of WCC in August 2012 to be received and recommended for dialogue and study to WCC member churches and their dialogue with regional associations of theological schools in the process leading to the assembly in Busan. The statement aims at highlighting the strategic significance of ecumenical formation and theological education for the future of the ecumenical movement and reminding the churches of their responsibilities in the context of emerging challenges for the 21st century.
Dalit and Indigenous theologies in Asia Feb 28, 2012 07:00 AM An International Theological Symposium was jointly organized by WCC-Just and Inclusive Communities, SCEPTRE, NCCI, Bishop's and Gossner Theological College from 13-16th December, 2011 at SCEPTRE, Shrachi Centre, 74B, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-16.
Message from conference in Hofgeismar, Germany Feb 27, 2012 07:00 AM Message Message from the conference on "Violence in the Name of God? Joshua in changing contexts" in Hofgeismar, Germany, 23 to 27 February, 2012
Christian self-understanding in the context of indigenous religions Feb 09, 2012 07:00 AM S Between 6 -9 February 2012 a consultation exploring ‘Christian self understanding in the context of indigenous religions’ was convened at the Evangelical High School of Theological Studies (ISEDET), Buenos Aires, Argentina. The consultation was organised by the World Council of Churches’ Programme for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, working in partnership with CLAI (the Latin American Council of Churches), and with valued assistance from FAIE (the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches in Argentina) and the Anglican Diocese of Argentina. The consultation was one of a series that the WCC has organised in recent years, exploring Christian self understanding in the context of a specific other religion or religious tradition.
Final Communiqué of the Christian Muslim Consultation on Christian Presence and Witness in the Arab World Jan 27, 2012 07:00 AM A Christian-Muslim Consultation on Christian Presence and Witness in the Arab World, in the light of what has come to be currently known as the "Arab Spring" was held between the 24- 27 January 2012. The meeting was organized by the World Council of Churches, in collaboration with the Middle East Council of Churches and hosted by the Armenian Catholicosate in Antelias, Lebanon.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012 Jan 23, 2012 10:45 PM Reflections by Tamara Grdzelidze, programme executive of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order on Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Channels of Hope for Child Protection Jan 01, 2012 01:00 AM Background document CoH CP relies on Scripture-based guiding principles, interactive activities and scientific information. It builds on the desire of faith leaders and communities to be better parents within their own families.
Good Practices Series: Massa-Massar, the Journey Dec 31, 2011 01:00 AM Background document Programmes on interfaith learning are important in Israel because they fill a gap in the educational system. Published in part by Arigatou Foundation.
Communicat: CCIA Consultation on Human Rights of Stateless People, Bangladesh Dec 18, 2011 07:30 AM Message Communicat: WCC - Commission of the Churches on International Affairs consultation on the «human rights of stateless people» in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011
Statement to COP17 / UN Climate Change Conference Durban Dec 09, 2011 07:00 AM S Since COP1, year after year, the World Council of Churches have spoken on behalf of hundreds of churches, church based organisations, ecumenical movements, and faith based movements throughout the world, that work daily with communities whose lives and livelihoods are severely affected by climate change.
Ecumenical Solidarity Visit to the Ivory Coast Dec 04, 2011 07:00 AM M From 28 November to 4 December 2011 an ecumenical delegation visited the Ivory Coast to meet with the churches and representatives of civil society in the country on the initiative of four international church organizations.
Joint statement by WCC member churches in Indonesia and in Timor Leste Nov 14, 2011 07:00 AM S 22 of the 26 WCC member churches in Indonesia, as well as the Igreja Protestante iha Timor Lorosae, gathered at Dhyana Pura, Bali, along with leadership representatives of the WCC, Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI), on 11-14 November 2011.
AGAPE Consultation: There's a new world in the making Nov 11, 2011 07:00 AM M This document arises from the North American consultation on poverty, wealth and ecology sponsored by the World Council of Churches and held in Calgary, Alberta from 6 to 11 November 2011. This consultation that included representatives from Christian confessions in Canada and the United States of America along with representatives from other ecumenical organizations and local and global ecumenical partners took place at a time of deep global financial crisis and people’s resistance around the world. It is directed to the World Council of Churches, its member churches and partner organizations and all who share in the ideals and goals of this conference.
Forest: Our good neighbour Oct 26, 2011 06:00 AM S Believing that the Earth and everything in it belongs to the Lord implies that all of creation lies at the heart of God. In these times of violent crisis of eco-systems we confess that all of creation is groaning for liberation and these cries are the loudest from forests and forest communities. As the participants of the international conference on Forests: Our Good Neighbour held at the CSI Synod Centre, Chennai from the 24th to the 26th of October 2011 affirm that eco-justice ministries forms an integral part of the mission of the church. We are called to witness in the context of deforestation, global warming, pollution, natural resource depletion; species extinctions and habitat destructions that are affecting the whole community of creation especially forest communities.
Christian Self-Understanding in Relation to Hindu Religion Oct 18, 2011 09:31 PM A A consultation with the participation of thirty persons from most of the major traditions of the Christian church met at the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey, Switzerland, from the 12-15 October 2011 under the auspices of the World Council of Churches to explore the issues of Christian self-understanding in relation to their Hindu neighbours and to Hinduism as a religious tradition.
Call for action by Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights Sep 20, 2011 08:45 PM The Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights is an informal group of faith-based NGOs that gathered to reaffirm the responsibility of each faith and spiritual tradition to care for the environment and play a role in addressing climate change and its impact on the human rights of the world's population.
A prayer of the people: 11 September 2011 Sep 07, 2011 11:35 PM Liturgical text A prayer written for the 10th anniversary of 11 September 2001
Sermon: Transgressive fragments - crusts of exile, hope and unity Sep 05, 2011 04:23 PM Sermon Sermon preached on 5 September 2011 at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, during a prayer service giving thanks for new colleagues and those moving on this year, by the Rev. Jane Stranz, coordinator of the WCC language service until September 2011. Texts: Exodus 12:39; Matthew 13:33
Communiqué on peace and security in Asia Aug 05, 2011 08:56 PM S Church and ecumenical leaders from Asia gathered at the Bangkok Christian Guest House in Thailand from 2 to 5 August 2011, on the invitation of the WCC and CCA, to address emerging concerns in Asia, with a thematic focus on Peace and Security in Asia: Ecumenical Responses.
Migration and Migrant Workers: Discerning Responses as Churches Jul 20, 2011 08:29 PM S Summary of major learnings from the meeting of the Working Group representing the South East Asian, South Asian, Middle East and Gulf regions at Bangkok Christian Guest House, Bangkok, 17-20 July 2011
Youth at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation Jul 14, 2011 05:47 PM Report Report on youth participation at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, including: - a message of encouragement from the 5 essay winners (read in the Opening plenary) - a youth statement read at the Closing plenary of the IEPC - the Message of the IEPC - a brief article about Echos members who were at the IEPC and a reflection by one of them.. - and then some thoughts and reflections from stewards
One church, one climate, one love Jul 12, 2011 05:14 PM Brief report from the meeting of the WCC's Working Group on Care for Creation and Climate Justice Kingston, Jamaica, 15-17 May 2011
GPTR 2010 Aide memoire Jun 08, 2011 08:54 PM Report Aide memoire of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection meeting in Bucharest, Romania, 4-10 October 2010.
IEPC common prayers for justice in the marketplace May 21, 2011 02:00 AM Liturgical text From the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, held in Kingston, Jamaica 17 to 25 May 2011.
Climate Justice and Human Rights May 17, 2011 05:38 PM L Presentation on Climate Justice and Human Rights by Theodor Rathgeber at the meeting of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change held immediately before the IEPC in Kingston.
Ending Corporal Punishment of Children- a handbook for working with and within religious communities May 01, 2011 02:00 AM Background document The handbook refers to examples of religious texts which have been used to justify corporal punishment, but a detailed, scholarly commentary on the different scriptures and religious texts relating to corporal punishment is beyond its scope.
Common Collaboration in Theological Education - Findings of the Birmingham process Apr 09, 2011 05:25 PM R From 6-9 April 2011 some 25 representatives of partner organizations in theological education, mission agencies, scholarship organizations and REOs met at Queens Foundation for a consultation on “International Partnership and Funding Strategies for Theological Education”, a joint international consultation hosted together by ETE/WCC and Queens Foundation for the sharing of information on challenges, priorities and collaboration needs in theological education.
The Church and the Child - Perspectives for a new initiative for theological education Mar 21, 2011 07:30 AM Lecture - Speech "Ecumenical Heritage and Perspectives For A Joint Commitment for The Future" - Contribution to a Nairobi conference on child-theology networks, 10-21 March 2011
NGO letter to Human Rights Council members Mar 01, 2011 12:34 AM Statement: letter Letter by non-governmental organizations concerned with the HRC's Action on Climate Change
Indigenous Theologians Network in Dialogue with the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism Jan 27, 2011 11:45 PM Statement: public statement Statement of Indigenous theologians from different parts of the world, who met in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, on their dialogue with the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, the mission among indigenous people and the preservation of both traditional and Christian spiritualities.
Indigenous Theologians Network in conversation with Faith and Order Jan 27, 2011 11:26 PM S Statement of Indigenous theologians from different parts of the world, who met in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, on networking with the Commission on Faith and Order and its various working areas.
Affirming a spirituality that gives life to all Jan 27, 2011 11:20 PM S Statement of Indigenous theologians from different parts of the world, who met in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, for dialogue and exchange of knowledge on issues around spirituality.
EHAIA Impact Assessment, 2002-2009 Jan 02, 2011 06:16 AM Advocacy report Is it possible to document the impact of a regional initiative that covers the whole of sub-Saharan Africa? It is certainly a challenge, but this publication shows that the ten-year existence of the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative in Africa (EHAIA) has changed the scene.
WCC Consultation on Mission and Ecclesiology of the Migrant Churches Jan 01, 2011 04:29 PM Report Report of the consultation held 16-21 November 2010 in Utrecht, the Netherlands
How to Defend Child Rights Affected by Climate Change Jan 01, 2011 01:00 AM Background document This education pack is a teacher’s and/or (peer) facilitator’s guide for in-school and extracurricular exploration and action activities in industrialized countries on the issue of climate change and its impact on child rights.
Developing Child Friendly Churches Resource Pack Jan 01, 2011 01:00 AM Background document Keeping children safe. A Quality Improvement System for Child Protection.
Every Child’s Right to Be Heard Jan 01, 2011 01:00 AM Background document This resource guide by Gerison Lansdown is based on and elaborates the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment No. 12, ‘The Right of the Child to be heard’. Published by Save the Children UK on behalf of Save the Children and UNICEF.
Christmas for the HIV positive, affected and at-risk Dec 21, 2010 06:08 PM Message The author of this Christmas piece, the Rev. Canon Dr Gideon B. Byamugisha, came to know of his HIV positive status in 1992 after losing his dear wife, Kellen, to an abrupt pneumonia linked to HIV. Currently he is goodwill ambassador on HIV & AIDS (Christian Aid) and scholar-in-residence at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK.
Women Respond to the Kairos Palestine Document Dec 18, 2010 04:54 PM Message Thirty women gathered in Bethlehem on 13-18 December 2010 to celebrate the first anniversary of the «Kairos Palestine» document on the quest for peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. The gathering also reflected theologically on the content of the text. Participants came from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Latin America and Australia.
Statement to COP16 / UN Climate Conference Cancun Dec 10, 2010 04:29 PM Statement: public statement Statement from the World Council of Churches to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 16th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP16 to the UNFCCC 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties - CMP6 to the Kyoto Protocol Cancun - Mexico Friday, 10 December 2010
Inter-religious celebration COP16 Dec 04, 2010 08:55 PM Members of the WCC delegation attending the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 16) in Cancun, together with other delegates and members of local parishes, participated at an inter-religious celebration organized by Caritas Mexico and the WCC. The event was held on Saturday 4 December 2010 at the Church of the Risen Christ in Cancun and took as its motto «United in prayer: United for the creation that needs us».
Living Letters visit to the Philippines Dec 04, 2010 03:57 PM S A team of church representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America made this statement at the end of a solidarity visit to churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society organizations in the Philippines.
Theological education with migrant Christians in the changing landscape of World Christianity Dec 01, 2010 07:27 PM Message Theological education with migrant Christians in the changing landscape of World Christianity - Crucial issues from WCC/ETE perspective
Inter-faith Initiative to End Violence Against Children in Swaziland Nov 19, 2010 01:00 AM Background document Members of 8 faith organisations met to discuss the role of religious organisations in the national response to violence against children.
Inter-Orthodox consultation on the ecumenical movement in theological education and Orthodox church life Nov 12, 2010 06:36 PM S International Inter-Orthodox Consultation on "The Ecumenical Movement in Theological Education and in the Life of Orthodox Churches" held in Sibiu Romania from the 9-12 November 2010.
Condemnation of attack on church in Baghdad Nov 03, 2010 09:57 PM S Joint statement issued by the participants of the consultation "Transforming Communities: Christians and Muslims Building a Common Future" condemning the criminal attack on the Church of Our Lady of Najat (Sayidat al-Nejat) in Baghdad.
Affirmation of faith on Justice for Dalits Oct 24, 2010 05:31 PM D An affirmation of faith from the National Ecumenical Conference on Justice for Dalits, Convened by NCCI in partnership with WCC, New Delhi, 22-24 October 2010
Statement from the WCC conference on Racism Today Oct 18, 2010 04:13 PM Statement: public statement Statement from the WCC conference on Racism Today and the Rationale for continued ecumenical engagement, Cleveland, Ohio, 26-29 August 2010
Global Platform for Theological Reflection 2010 Oct 15, 2010 07:32 PM Report Report of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection meeting in Bucharest, Romania, 4-10 October 2010.
Sources and Resources of Indigenous Theologies Oct 13, 2010 04:51 PM Report Report of the Indigenous Theologians meeting in Geneva, October 2009
NGO Declaration on Climate Change & Human Rights Oct 01, 2010 11:18 PM Recommendations to the 3rd United Nations Human Rights Council's Social Forum by an international alliance of nongovernmental organizations
United Nations Advocacy Week 2010 Prayers Oct 01, 2010 11:18 PM Liturgical text The Sixth United Nations Advocacy Week focused on the Palestine - Israel conflict and the situation in Nigeria. The meetings started every day with prayer in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on the Beatitudes (Mathews 5: 1-11) in connection with the themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC).
Living Letters visit to Australia Sep 17, 2010 05:26 PM Report At the invitation of the National Council of Churches of Australia and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission to the WCC a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Christians have come as a Living Letter to the Aboriginal Peoples of the Northern Territory in Australia.
Stand Up Against Poverty prayer service Sep 17, 2010 04:36 PM L Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, 17 September 2010
Southern Africa Healing of Memories consultation Sep 11, 2010 09:11 PM Minutes Violent conflict leaves wounds not only on the victim's body but also in the soul of the community. The healing of these invisible wounds was the subject of a 5-11 September 2010 regional consultation for Southern African church representatives.
Time for Creation prayer service Aug 11, 2010 04:25 PM This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations celebrating Time for Creation.
Prayers for Peace and Justice on Hiroshima Day Aug 06, 2010 10:54 PM Liturgical text Liturgy for the Midday Prayers for Peace and Justice on Hiroshima Day, Feast of the Transfiguration, 6 August 2010, at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.
Children and Truth Commissions Aug 01, 2010 02:00 AM Background document This study, prepared by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in cooperation with the International Center for Transitional Justice, concerns the engagement of both younger children and adolescents with truth commissions and how they have focused on and involved children in their activities.
Theological conversations with Orthodox women Jul 12, 2010 06:25 PM M Orthodox Women Facing the Challenges & Ambivalences of the Post-Modern Societies: Looking for a Theology of Healing Tirana, Albania, 8-12 July 2010
Obituary for Dom Emmanuel Lanne Jun 25, 2010 04:41 PM Tribute Tribute to the life and work of Dom Emmanuel Lanne on the occasion of his death. Father Lanne belonged to the first group of Roman Catholic theologians that became in especially close ways associated with the WCC as members of the Commission on Faith and Order.
Statement on the Millenium Development Goals Jun 15, 2010 06:00 AM S
Sharing food - Sermon at the Ecumenical Centre morning prayers May 03, 2010 10:51 PM S Sermon by Dr Rogate R. Mshana at the Monday morning prayer service at the Ecumenical Centre, 3 May 2010 Based on Mathew 14:13-14
Declaration of Commitment to human rights Apr 17, 2010 06:00 AM S
Theological reflection in response to old and new forms of discrimination Apr 07, 2010 11:07 PM R Report from the theological reflection in response to old and new forms of discrimination and exclusion - A continuing conversation among the members of the Core Group of and others related to the WCC programme on Just and Inclusive Communities, Nagpur, India,10-14 December 2009
From Commitment to Action Feb 01, 2010 01:00 AM Background document "Religions for Peace", UNICEF, religious leaders and child protection specialists developed this guide as a tool to support religious' communities work to promote child rights and prevent violence against children.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2010 Jan 18, 2010 06:07 PM S The unexpected intuition to flash forth from the conference was the awareness that Christian disunity is destructive to the very mission of the Church, and the corresponding search for Christian unity began," said the Rev. John Gibaut, director of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches. He was preaching on 18 January 2010 in a service at the WCC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to mark the beginning of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and as churches around the world prepare to mark the centenary of the 1910 conference.
Child Disciplinary Practices at Home Jan 01, 2010 01:00 AM Background document This report analyses findings on child discipline from 35 MICS and DHS surveys conducted in low- and middle-income countries in 2005 and 2006.
Statement to COP15 / UN Climate Conference Copenhagen Dec 18, 2009 10:50 PM Statement: public statement Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 15th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP15 - to the UNFCCC and the 5th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP5 Delivered on behalf of the World Council of Churches and its Ecumenical Partners
Report of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection Nov 22, 2009 07:00 AM R In 2009, the Global platform for theological reflection and analysis focused on "Advocacy as praying, speaking out and acting together".
Executive summary: Ethical and theological reflection on stem cell research Nov 17, 2009 04:15 PM R The World Council of Churches gathering to discuss "Stem cell research in the service of human life?" was held at the Orthodox Volos Academy of Theological Studies in Greece.
Rio report - Re-visioning justice from the margins Nov 11, 2009 07:24 PM Report Report of a continuing conversation among theologians representing the concerns of people living with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, Dalits and those struggling against racism, on churches becoming and effecting just and inclusive communities, August 2008.
The Current Economic Crisis, its causes, its impact and possible alternatives Aug 24, 2009 08:09 PM Lecture - Speech A lecture in honour of the late Rev. Joseph Wing given during the 33rd Assembly of The United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - UCCSA-24th August,2009, Molepolole, Botswana
Journey of Hope in Africa Jul 30, 2009 06:00 AM R Conference on Theological Education and Eumenical Formation, Kempton Park Sept. 2002
Study guide on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry Jul 29, 2009 03:05 PM Study document The stories and questions in this study guide on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (BEM) are intended for group discussion or individual study.
Ecclesial and Social Visions of Indigenous Peoples Consultation Report Jun 24, 2009 03:32 PM R Around 35 theologians and leaders representing communities, churches and organizations of indigenous peoples in 16 countries in many parts of the world attended a consultation from 21-26 October, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines. This consultation was called in response to a proposal by the Ninth General Assembly of the WCC to facilitate the theological contributions of indigenous peoples to enrich the life and work of the WCC. In solidarity with the struggles of the largest indigenous peoples' population in Asia, Baguio City in the Philippines was chosen as the context for this theological conversation.
Sermon at closing worship service, Doorn Jun 17, 2009 08:40 PM S Sermon preached at the closing worship service of the 14-17 June 2009 conference "Churches responding to the challenges of racism and related forms of discrimination and exclusion"
WCC Working Group on Climate Change meeting Jun 09, 2009 03:19 PM R Twenty five participants from various regions of the world gathered in the Protestant Academy of Bad Boll, Germany, at the WCC Working Group meeting on climate change to strategize together towards and beyond Copenhagen.
Joint Declaration of Indigenous Churches at UN Forum May 21, 2009 03:23 PM Statement: public statement Speaking on behalf of the World Council of Churches as well as indigenous church representatives from the Americas, Asia and Australia, William Chela presented a declaration at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues calling for recognition of the right to life, not only for people, but for Mother Earth, too.
Ecumenical youth participation at the World Social Forum 2009 May 15, 2009 10:06 PM R Having contributed to the work of WSF by focusing on financial crisis and ecological issues, the WCC availed a good opportunity for the youth and representative of its member churches to be engaged in the social movement on one hand and ecumenically interact through sharing and experience exchange on the other hand.
Troubled but not destroyed Apr 14, 2009 06:16 AM Report African Theology in Dialogue with HIV and AIDS. By Ezra Chitando
A Window into Hope Apr 14, 2009 06:16 AM Declaration of faith An Invitation to Faith in the Context of HIV and AIDS. By Robert Igo, O.S.B.
Gender justice, ministry and healing Apr 14, 2009 06:16 AM Report A Christian response to the HIV pandemic. By Nyambura Njoroge
Ecumenical projects by WCC interns 2008 Mar 24, 2009 05:58 PM R In February 2008, five young adults came to Geneva, Switzerland for the World Council of Churches Internship Programme. At the end of their internships in January 2009, each of them started to prepare an ecumenical project based on their interests, passions, concerns and what they had learned during their formative ecumenical experience with the WCC. Each of these projects will be carried out by the interns back in their home contexts inspired by their commitment to the ecumenical vision.
Child Friendly Schools Manual Mar 01, 2009 01:00 AM Background document The Child-Friendly Schools Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving UNICEF education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education.
Stand Up for Children’s Rights Jan 01, 2009 01:00 AM Background document A teacher's guide for exploration and action with 11-16 year olds.
Climate Change: Take Action Now! Jan 01, 2009 01:00 AM Background document A guide published by the Alliance of Youth CEOs and UNICEF together with UN and NGO partners to support local actions of children and young people, with special emphasis on girls and young women and guidance on child participation.
Interns study trip to Rome Dec 22, 2008 05:58 PM R
Joint communiqué of the symposium on "Religion and peaceful co-existence" Dec 14, 2008 07:00 AM M This communiqué was issued by the The World Council of Churches (WCC, Geneva, Switzerland) and the Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (Tehran, Iran) at the end of their fifth symposium that took place in Tehran on 13-14 December 2008.
Statement to COP14 / UN Climate Conference Poznań Dec 12, 2008 10:41 PM Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP14 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Racism today: Rationale for ecumenical commitment Dec 06, 2008 12:26 AM S The World Council of Churches convened a meeting at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva on December 4 & 5, 2008 with some of those who have been involved in the work of the Programme to Combat Racism to consider appropriate ways in which its 40th anniversary might be commemorated in 2009.
Statement on the Doha Outcome Document Nov 29, 2008 10:29 PM S Radical changes and tangible commitments from world leaders are needed if an equitable and sustainable global economic system is to be built, says an ecumenical delegation attending a UN conference on financing for development 29 November-02 December 2008.
Global Platform on theological reflection and analysis 2008 Nov 24, 2008 12:00 AM Report The theme, The Bible, Crisis and Catastrophe, was chosen because Christians use the Bible to interpret crises and catastrophes in many different ways.
Statement from the International Consultation on the Ecclesial and Social Visions of the Indigenous Peoples Oct 26, 2008 08:35 PM S Statement of solidarity with the indigenous peoples and condemnation of the enforced disappearance of James Balao
Christian Self Understanding in Relation to Islam Oct 20, 2008 06:00 AM R
The Commitment of the Church to the Quest of a Just Peace - A North American Experience Sep 13, 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech By the Rev. Robert O. Smith, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Global Mission, USA
Peace and Peacemaking as an Interfaith and Ecumenical Vocation - An Orthodox View Sep 13, 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech By Rev. Dr Emmanuel Clapsis, Holy Cross – Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston, USA
The Commitment of the Church to the Quest of a Just Peace - A European Perspective Sep 13, 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech By the Rev. Andreas Maurer, Association of Churches and Missions in South Western Germany (EMS)
The Commitment of the Church to the Quest of a Just Peace - An African Perspective Sep 13, 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Rev. Dr Elieshi Mungure, Makumira University College, Tanzania
The Commitment of the Church to the Quest of a Just Peace - An Asian Perspective Sep 13, 2008 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech By Rev. Dr Sungkook Park, Christian Conference of Asia, Thailand
Challenges and major tasks for ecumenical theological education in the 21st century - Dietrich Werner Jul 30, 2008 06:00 AM L
The World Conference on Dialogue: a reflexion Jul 29, 2008 06:00 AM A Rev. Dr Shanta Premawardhana, director of the WCC programme on Inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation comments on the World Conference on Dialogue, which took place in Madrid, Spain, 16-18 July 2008.
Peace in the Market Place Jun 26, 2008 03:48 PM Paper presented at the AGAPE Reference Group meeting, 26 June 2008
Prayers of lamentation for peace, justice and reconciliation Jun 19, 2008 06:00 AM Liturgical text Order of service being used in the Ecumenical Centre chapel for prayer concerning Zimbabwe
Participation of Orthodox Women in the Ecumenical Movement Jun 12, 2008 06:00 AM Report Report of the Inter-Orthodox Consultation in Volos, Greece, 8-12 June 2008
West African Association of Theological Institutions - Dr. Sunday Oyalana Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM R
The need for change in theological education - Dr. Petros Vassiliades Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
The Forest of Theological Education - Mission and Ecumenism in Latin America - Dr. Jose Duque Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
The challenge to developing contextual theology in pluralistic society in Indonesia - Dr. Daniel Nuhamara/Dr. Tabita Christiani Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM R
The challenge of inter-religious dialogue and praxis to the African theological community - Dr. Emmanuel Martey (CATI) Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
The challenge of imperial globalization to theological education - Dr. Ulrich Duchrow Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
Report on Asociacion de Seminarios e Instituciones Teologicas (ASIT) - Welvi Enriques Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM R
Priorities for ecumenical theological education in the 21st century - Dr. Dietrich Werner Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
Perspectives of ecumenical cooperation in Theological Education in Eastern and Central Europe - Dr. Vladimir Fedorov Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
Paradigm shift in theological education in Southern and Central Africa - Dr. Nathaniel Amanze Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM S
Message from the WOCATI congress on Theological Education: A Radical Reappraisal Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM S
Manifesto for a quality theological education - Dr. Matthias Preiswerk Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM S
Major challenges for African Women Theologians Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L Keynote adress by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri
Ethical reflection and action for responsible leadership Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM by Dr Christoph Stückelberger, Globethics.Net
Global solidarity in theological education and the future shape of WOCATI - ETE paper, Dr. Dietrich Werner Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM B
Ecumenical education as an agent of transformation Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM B by Dr Sientje Merentek-Abraham (ATESEA)
Doing theology down under - Yesterday, today and tomorrow - Dr. Raymond Nobbs Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
Contextualization of Theological Education in South East Asia - Dr. Huang Po Ho Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
Between the "Return to the Fathers" and the need for a Modern Orthodox Theology Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L Presentation by Prof. Pantelis Kalaitzides, Greece, on the work and theological approach of the Volos Academy for theological studies
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) - Dr. Namsoon Kang Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM R
20 Years of cooperation in the World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions (WOCATI) - Dr. Petros Vassiliades Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM R
ETE Jubilee - Travel through memory lane - Theological Education in the WCC orbit Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
ETE Jubilee - Relevance and importance of TEF/PTE/ETE Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM L
14 good reasons for investing in ecumenical theological education Jun 06, 2008 06:00 AM B
Oral intervention to the UN Human Rights Council on extrajudicial killings in the Philippines Jun 03, 2008 08:18 PM S
Magna Charta on Ecumenical Theological Education in the 21st century - ETE reference document Jun 03, 2008 06:00 AM S
Ecumenical Learning in Global Theological Education - Legacy and unfinished tasks of Edinburgh 1910 Jun 03, 2008 06:00 AM S
Ecumenical project report, internship programme 2007 May 13, 2008 06:00 AM Sina-Marei Degenhard took part in the WCC internship programme 2007. During their stay in Geneva each intern is expected to plan an ecumenical project to implement in his or her home context upon return. The report Sina-Marei Degenhard wrote about the project she implemented in Germany is published as an example.
The Changing Ecclesial Context: Impact of Migration on Living Together Apr 16, 2008 06:00 AM S
Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS in the Theological Education Apr 14, 2008 06:16 AM Report Experience and Explorations. By Ezra Chitando
Beacons of Hope Apr 14, 2008 06:16 AM Advocacy report HIV Competent Churches - A Framework of Action. By Dr Sue Parry
Learning to Explore Love Together Mar 20, 2008 07:00 AM S On 13 October 2007 a group of 138 Muslim scholars addressed an open letter to Christian leaders. Among those addressed was the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Based on initial responses from member churches, the WCC initiated a process of responding to the letter. Since November 2007 the WCC commenced consultation with its member churches and ecumenical partners, a number of whom responded with great enthusiasm. This was followed by a meeting of scholars and church experts engaged in the field of Christian-Muslim relations. Their deliberations produced the following commentary on the letter entitled "Learning to Explore Love Together". The commentary is intended to assist the churches in reading and responding to the letter "A Common Word". The document includes suggestions to encourage member churches and ecumenical partners in their reflection on the Letter and in its invitation to explore together with Muslim fellows the love of God and the love of neighbour in their respective contexts. Churches and ecumenical partners are then invited to share their reflections with the WCC as a contribution to a common understanding of and a common response to this initiative.
Statement on the human rights situation in the province of Papua, Indonesia Mar 14, 2008 09:20 PM S
Statement on the death of Mosul's Chaldean Archbishop Mar 13, 2008 07:00 AM
Report on the AACC/WCC peace delegation visit to Burundi Feb 01, 2008 07:00 AM R A delegation sent by the All Africa Conference of Churches and the World Council of Churches headed by His Excellency former President Joachim Chisano of Mozambique arrived in Burundi on 29th January 2008 for a 3-day visit at the invitation of the National Council of Churches of Burundi.
Prayer for unity by Laura Wachira, Kenya Jan 23, 2008 07:00 AM L A prayer for unity written by a young Kenyan woman who was a WCC steward in 2006.
On the liberation of Colombian hostages Jan 14, 2008 09:16 PM S The liberation of Clara Rojas and Consuelo González "is a sign of hope that shows that a negotiated solution to the situation in Colombia is possible", states Rev. Elenora Giddings Ivory, director of the World Council of Churches (WCC) programme on Public witness: addressing power and affirming peace.
Major Learnings from the 2007 Global Platform Process Jan 10, 2008 04:53 PM Report The Global Platform for theological reflection and analysis is an experiment so it is important that we learn from what we do.
Reflections from the 30th European Young Adult Taizé Meeting Jan 03, 2008 07:00 AM A Reflections from three young people brought together by WCC to participate in the 30th European Young Adult Taizé Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
Songs Jan 01, 2008 07:00 AM L Songs for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2008
WCC and new and emerging technologies Jan 01, 2008 07:00 AM S The author of this e-book, Dr Gregor Wolbring is a member of CAC/ISO - Canadian Advisory Committees for the International Organization for Standardization, section TC229 Nanotechnologies; a former member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; a Disabled People's International Bioethics Taskforce Chair; a biochemist, health researcher, and a researcher on ethics, sociology and governance of emerging technology researcher, and disability/ability studies. This e-book is not an official WCC publication but a discussion paper.
ABC for Action and Advocacy - A note on universal birth registration Jan 01, 2008 01:00 AM Advocacy report This informational Note for Action and Advocacy was written to support religious communities that wish to work with other sectors of society in promoting Universal Birth Registration.
Learning To Live Together Jan 01, 2008 01:00 AM Background document An Intercultural and Interfaith Programme for Ethics Information. Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children, Global Networks of Religions for Children, Arigatou Foundation.
Statement to COP13 / UN Climate Conference Bali Dec 14, 2007 07:00 AM S Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP13 to the UNFCCC 3rd Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP3
Aide Memoire from the Global Consultation on Genetics, New Biotechnologies and the Ministry of the Church Dec 05, 2007 07:00 AM R Aide Memoire summarizing the discussions at a 2-5 December Global Consultation on Genetics and New Biotechnologies held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants stated that "the creativity of science needs to serve the common good" and alerted about the risk of biotechnology leading to "increased dependency and threat to biodiversity". "Communities can be devastated by the intrusion of genetically modified seeds and bio-piracy", participants said. They recognized the "need for dialogue with scientists", so as to move "beyond a reactive mode", and called for the "restoration of the churches' prophetic voices and public witness in the growing debate regarding the ethical use of genetics and biotechnologies".
Contact Magazine Nr 185 Dec 01, 2007 07:00 AM Advocacy report HIV and AIDS treatment: Faith-based organizations (FBOs) get involved.
Message on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Nov 29, 2007 07:00 AM Message Statement by Rev. Chris Ferguson, WCC representative to the UN, "on behalf of the international community of civil society"
Dar es Salaam Statement on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Nov 09, 2007 09:30 PM S Statement by the Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology: Africa Ecumenical Perspectives 07-09 November 2007, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Report on the African Ecumenical Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Nov 09, 2007 09:28 PM R
Voices from Dar Es Salaam Nov 06, 2007 09:31 PM A Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007.
African Women's Statement on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Nov 06, 2007 09:29 PM S We, African women of faith, church leaders, theologians and activists, enriched by contributions from our sisters from Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America, have gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 05-06 November 2007 to analyse the links between poverty, wealth and ecology in Africa, in deepening study and theological reflection on neoliberal economic globalisation, as part of the Alternative Globalisation addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process.
For an "Ubuntu" experience in global economy Nov 05, 2007 09:32 PM A Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007.
Global Platform on Theological Reflection and Analysis - Concept Paper Oct 11, 2007 12:00 AM Study document The Global Platform is an experiment in theological reflection around a different issue each year. This concept paper sets out our thinking and intentions.
The study process on poverty, wealth and ecological debt Oct 01, 2007 08:36 PM B The purpose of this paper is to spell out a framework for the proposed study and its envisaged outcomes for use of staff, researchers and the World Council of Churches (WCC) Reference Group on poverty, wealth and ecology. At the 9th General Assembly of the WCC held in Porto Alegre in 2006, it was proposed during the Ecumenical Conversation that had focused on "the scandal of poverty" that churches and partners in the ecumenical movement embark on such a study process to address the dearth of reflections and analysis on wealth and how wealth creation is related to poverty and ecology.
Abolished, but Not Destroyed: Remembering the Slave Trade in the 21st Century Jul 31, 2007 06:00 AM S
Poverty, Wealth and Ecology viewed from African Feminist Christian Political and Economic Ethics Jun 27, 2007 06:00 AM S This essay engages in socio-ethical analyses of the interconnectedness and relatedness of poverty, wealth, ecology, economy and injustices in Africa, particularly South Africa. Poverty and wealth cannot be understood in isolation from the socio-political, ecological, economic, historical and geo-spatial contexts in which they exist and are encountered. They require urgent attention in the articulation of the Christian faith and praxis in our contemporary society as it poses a lot of challenges for many, particularly women. This implies that theological and ethical reflections must be located in the actual lives of African communities and the earth, in order to understand how they deny or enhance the lives of humanity and that of the earth.
Meeting of the Reference Group on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Jun 27, 2007 06:00 AM B Meeting of the World Council of Churches' (WCC) Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Reference Group on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology (PWE): Impact of Economic Globalization (P306) 25-26 June 2007 Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland Synthesis of Discussions
Statement of the Conference "Churches for Water in Africa" May 25, 2007 06:00 AM
La Paz report - Just and inclusive communities May 03, 2007 06:00 AM R Representing the experiences, perspectives and visions of different excluded groups, a select group of 25 theologians from many parts of the world gathered in La Paz, Bolivia during May 2007, perhaps for the first time, to articulate their visions of the world and the church. Their attempt was to identify the possible thematic directions for the new programme - Just and Inclusive Communities - that brings together WCC's ongoing work in the areas of Overcoming racism, Ecumenical Disabilities Advocates Network, Indigenous Peoples and Dalit Solidarity.
HIV and AIDS curriculum for Theological Education by Extension Jan 01, 2007 07:00 AM Advocacy report This series is produced as a resource for the empowerment of the body of Christ - to nurture the church as it seeks to become an HIV&AIDS competent church. The series consists of a distant learning curriculum and ten modules.
Viva_Programme_Portfolio Jan 01, 2007 01:00 AM Background document Tools to engage and equip people and civil society to help children.
The 10 Steps to a Child Safe Organization Jan 01, 2007 01:00 AM Background document A Handbook on Child Safety in organisations in Cambodia that will either get you started or enhance your existing child safe practices. Published by Save the Children Australia, Child Wise, and World Vision
Child participation reference guide Jan 01, 2007 01:00 AM Background document An introduction to child participation, published by World Vision.
Prayer of a man without work Dec 31, 2006 01:00 AM Liturgical text (From: A collection of Prayers for Peace – 2006, Decade to Overcome Violence, WCC)
Remembering women Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM Liturgical text (From: A collection of Prayer for Peace – 2006 Decade to Overcome Violence, WCC)
Climate justice for all Nov 17, 2006 07:00 AM S
Ecumenical encounter on violence and disability Oct 25, 2006 12:00 AM Statement: public statement Statement by the participants of an ecumenical encounter on violence and disability in Argentina (available only in Spanish)
IVth Latin American consultation on disability Oct 25, 2006 12:00 AM Statement: public statement Message to the churches of Latin America
UNGASS survey report Aug 15, 2006 04:07 PM Report Review and appraisal of the progress made towards the implementation of the UNGASS declaration of commitment to combating HIV/AIDS and WCC workplace policy by the churches (August 2006)
Contact Magazine Nr 182 Aug 01, 2006 06:00 AM Article - News item Several articles from Contact primarily dedicated to the problem of HIV/AIDS.
Towards 2010 - Mission for the 21st century Jul 07, 2006 06:00 AM B Preparatory document for the upcoming centenary of the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference
Child Safe Organisation Toolkit, ECPAT Jul 01, 2006 02:00 AM Background document A practical child protection resource for grassroots organisations.
Statement from EDAN Middle East consultation Jun 25, 2006 12:00 AM Statement: public statement Representatives of persons with different disabilities and church disability workers came together from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine representing different church traditions among them Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical.
CCA workshop, Seoul, Korea Jun 13, 2006 12:00 AM Report EDAN-CCA workshop on Asian ecumenical process on life and peace for people with disability
AGAPE follow-up Jun 09, 2006 06:00 AM R
Self study manual, ECPAT Jun 01, 2006 02:00 AM Background document A practical child protection resource for grassroots organizations.
Bangkok workshop statement May 29, 2006 12:00 AM Statement: public statement By participants (representing 8 national councils and ecumenical partners) of a workshop on the "Ecumenical Agenda of Churches in Solidarity with Differently-Abled Persons" under the auspices of the Christian Conference of Asia and EDAN.
Workshop on disability discourse for theological colleges, Bangalore, India May 28, 2006 12:00 AM Report Organized by ETE-WCC/CCA, EDAN & SATHRI
Statement and recommendations from EDAN Bangalore workshop May 28, 2006 12:00 AM Statement: public statement By the participants of an International Workshop on Disability Discourse for Theological Colleges held in India.
Report from Inter-Religious Consultation on Conversion May 16, 2006 06:00 AM R
World Health Day service Apr 07, 2006 09:21 PM Liturgical text Order of service for morning prayers at the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on health workers and the congregations' role in providing health and healing.
"Spiritual reflections on trade", Atle Sommerfeldt Mar 14, 2006 07:00 AM B
EDAN pre-Assembly event, Porto Alegre, Brazil Feb 13, 2006 12:00 AM Report
EDAN Pre-Assembly statement Feb 13, 2006 12:00 AM Statement: public statement The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) in its first ever pre-assembly convocation issued this statement.
Towards a policy on HIV/AIDS Jan 01, 2006 08:55 PM Policy document This workplace policy is in keeping with the on-going work of the WCC and with the statement adopted by the WCC Central Committee on the basis of the WCC Consultative Group on AIDS Study Process, September 1996
Water of Life - An invitation to participate the Ecumenical Water Network Jan 01, 2006 08:41 PM Background document This brochure is produced by the Justice, Peace, Creation Team of the World Council of Churches to highlight the work on water concerns by many of the WCC member churches and ecumenical partners who have formed together the Ecumenical Water Network.
Towards a policy on HIV/AIDS Jan 01, 2006 07:00 AM P
Learning about HIV and AIDS Jan 01, 2006 07:00 AM Policy document A basic manual for pastors and teachers
Into the sunshine Jan 01, 2006 07:00 AM Advocacy report This book contains various scholarly papers tackling the issue of ethics vs. HIV/AIDS from medical, philosophical and theological perspectives. It also contains modules for teaching ethics within the HIV and AIDS contexts.
World Trade Game Jan 01, 2006 12:00 AM B The World Trade Game was initially developed in the 1990s by Action Aid, the global anti-poverty development organization. Its strength is its simplicity. Six groups of players represent two rich, two middle-income and two poor countries and each group has different resources and technological potential. National resources are represented as paper whilst technology becomes scissors, pens, rulers, etc. They manufacture shapes from paper, trade the shapes for money through a commodity trader and may also trade amongst themselves in raw materials (paper), technology (scissors, ruler, etc), skills and labour.
Blessing related to SRG2 Zero Hunger Dec 31, 2005 12:00 AM Liturgical text (based on Psalm 144:12-15, NRSV. Theo Gill © 2005 WCC)
Prayer related to SDG2 Zero Hunger Dec 31, 2005 12:00 AM Liturgical text (© 2005 WCC)
30th anniversary of the Permanent Assembly on Human Rights (APDH) Dec 15, 2005 07:00 AM Statement: letter Letter to the Presidents of the APDH and members of the Board and Presidium
Montreal UN Climate Change Conference Dec 09, 2005 07:00 AM R
Statement to COP 11 and COP/MOP 1 Dec 09, 2005 07:00 AM S
Interns at Ecumenical Patriarchate Dec 04, 2005 07:00 AM R
Transforming Life, Volume 2 Dec 01, 2005 07:34 PM S This document deals first with the implications of genetic engineering applied to human life and then turns to the implications for agriculture.
Ecumenical Water Network - Africa Nov 11, 2005 07:00 AM Statement: public statement Water for Life
Punishing the victims of persecution: Churches speak out on detention Oct 01, 2005 11:17 PM A
Love to share Sep 30, 2005 03:58 PM Background document Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, and Christian Churches
On climate change Aug 12, 2005 05:45 PM M
Understanding the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine Jul 22, 2005 10:52 PM Background document These questions and answers explain the background of the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine adopted by the WCC Central Committee in February 2005.
Poem related to SDG5 Gender Equality May 31, 2005 02:00 AM Liturgical text By Rev. Ruth Bottoms. (In.: Come Holy Spirit, heal and reconcile! Report of the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, Athens, Greece, May 2005, p. 234-235.)
AGAPE background document Mar 01, 2005 07:00 AM B
Mapping the oikoumene Feb 21, 2005 07:00 AM S
Prayer related to SDG13 Climate Action Feb 16, 2005 01:00 AM Liturgical text On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into effect as international law. On that occasion, Pacific Church leaders led worship at the WCC Central Committee meeting including use of the following prayer (excerpts).
Ecumenical presence at the World Social Forum 2005 Jan 30, 2005 07:00 AM R
Partnerships between churches and people living with HIV/AIDS organizations Jan 01, 2005 09:00 PM Policy document Guidelines (working document) 2005
Working with people living with HIV/AIDS organizations Jan 01, 2005 08:10 PM Background document This document has been written to accompany World Council of Churches, Partnerships between Churches and People Living with HIV/AIDS Organizations: Guidelines, (2005). Whereas the partnership document explores the question of why churches should work with People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) organizations and networks, this document has a focus on how churches may work with PLWHA organizations and networks. For example: What issues do you need to think about? What are the needs of PLWHA? How should you interact PLWHA? It is hoped that this document of practical suggestions will assist in helping make partnerships functional and effective.
Working with people living with HIV/AIDS organizations Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM B
Ukimwi Ni Nini Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Background document Learning about AIDS
Sida, Koyeba, Koyebisa Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Background document Learning about AIDS
Youth manual on anti-stigma messages Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Policy document This manual will help youth to strengthen their capacities and increase their knowledge in the area of HIV, to make use of testimonies of their HIV+ brothers and sisters in order to be personally and collectively involved in the drawing up of programmes and projects to counteract the crisis.
Ny Fanambin'ny Fiangonana Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Report The challenges of the churches
Climate Change Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM B The Climate Change Programme of the World Council of Churches is coordinated by Dr. David Hallman (Canada). This booklet is a collection of some of his recent contributions and other key texts that were developed by the WCC Working Group on Climate Change under his leadership. We want to express our sincere gratitude to David for his extraordinary skills, the energy and time he has dedicated to this programme. We also add a statement on Climte Change by HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
Listening with love Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Background document This book is designed for all those Christians who are called to help people cope with HIV/AIDS. Step by step, it introduces us to the basic medical facts, and guides us through practical, loving approaches that enable us to empathize and communicate with those whose lives have been transformed by the disease.
Integrating HIV/AIDS into the ethics curriculum Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Policy document This book contains modules for teaching ethics within the HIV and AIDS contexts. The modules deal with the subject of prevention, quality care, stigmatisation and gender.
AIDS-related stigma Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Article - News item This paper's primary aim has been to explore the kind of cultural and theological beliefs that have served to justify the continued existence of power relations that precipitate AIDS-related stigma. It also aims to encourage readers to identify the mechanisms by which institutions draw on those beliefs to justify this.
Responses of the churches to HIV and AIDS in South Africa Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Background document The purpose of this study initiated by WCC/EHAIA is to review the responses of the churches to HIV and AIDS in South Africa within the context of the country and its peoples.
Epidemiological Data of some Western African countries Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Report This booklet presents a simple and concise picture of the HIV/AIDS situation in West African countries and its related political, socio-demographic and cultural determinants.
Streams of grace Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM A
Water: preservation, responsible management, equitable distribution Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Lecture - Speech Dr Rogate R. Mshana, WCC programme executive for JPC/Economic Justice, presents an ecumenical perspective
Partnerships between churches and people living with HIV/AIDS organizations Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Policy document Guidelines (working document) 2005
CONCLUSION: What the Churches Can Do Jan 01, 2005 07:00 AM Advocacy report
EDAN reference group meeting 2005 Jan 01, 2005 12:00 AM Report Lidingo Conference Center, Stockholm, Sweden
Moving beyond Kyoto Nov 10, 2004 07:00 AM P
Globalization and disability Nov 06, 2004 12:00 AM
Persons with disabilites and globalization - the case of youth Nov 06, 2004 12:00 AM
Disability and economic globalization Nov 06, 2004 12:00 AM
Motswedi Rehabilitation Centre Nov 06, 2004 12:00 AM
Disability and globalization, Johannesburg, South Africa Nov 06, 2004 12:00 AM
NEPAD Nov 05, 2004 04:00 PM
WCC-IMF-WB high-level encounter Oct 22, 2004 06:00 AM R
Common ground and differences of view between the Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF and World Bank) and the WCC Oct 22, 2004 06:00 AM P
Millennium development goals in Africa Oct 18, 2004 06:00 AM B
Declaration from Woudschoten Oct 08, 2004 08:11 PM B
The economy of communion and justice: a suggestion Sep 12, 2004 04:13 PM L Presentation at the Focolare convention, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Italy 9-12 September, 2004.
EDAN memorandum of understanding Sep 01, 2004 09:28 AM Policy document Memorandum of understanding between the WCC and the AACC on the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network
Workshop on disability discourse for theological colleges, Kenya Aug 21, 2004 12:00 AM Report
Food is life May 18, 2004 06:00 AM A
UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD12) Apr 30, 2004 06:00 AM R
Presentation by Bishop emeritus Aldo M. Etchegoyen* Apr 23, 2004 06:00 AM Lecture - Speech Panel discussion on "Process of reform and change of the governance of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank".
Mental health Apr 01, 2004 06:00 AM B
Otin Tai declaration Mar 11, 2004 07:00 AM S
Ecumenical Pacific youth - climate change Mar 11, 2004 07:00 AM S
Ecumenical Women's Solidarity Fund in former Yugoslavia Feb 27, 2004 08:38 PM A
The ecumenical presence at the 4th World Social Forum Jan 21, 2004 07:00 AM B
R. Mshana on current financial system Jan 09, 2004 07:00 AM B
Country profile: Slovakia Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM B "Church & country profiles" for several countries have been developed by the WCC Europe desk ahead of the 2006 assembly. Please note that these profiles are intended to serve as general references, and do not represent official policy positions of the World Council of Churches. The WCC strives to maintain accuracy in its information, but cannot be responsible for any mistakes or outdated information.
CONTACT magazine 177-78 Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM Article - News item Several articles from Contact primarily dedicated to the problem of HIV/AIDS and malaria.
Vaincre le VIH/SIDA - Jalons pour de nouvelles méthodologies de l'enseignement théologique en Afrique Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM Report Vaincre le VIH/SIDA - Jalons pour de nouvelles méthodologies de l'enseignement théologique en Afrique (only in French)
EHAIA leaflet Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM Background document Leaflet introducing EHAIA (to be printed both sides of an A4 size paper and folded into three).
Country profile: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM B Please note that these profiles are intended to serve as general references, and do not represent official policy positions of the World Council of Churches. The WCC strives to maintain accuracy in its information, but cannot be responsible for any mistakes or outdated information.
Country profile: Armenia Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM B "Church & country profiles" for several countries have been developed by the WCC Europe desk ahead of the 2006 assembly. Please note that these profiles are intended to serve as general references, and do not represent official policy positions of the World Council of Churches. The WCC strives to maintain accuracy in its information, but cannot be responsible for any mistakes or outdated information.
Country profile: Albania Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM B "Church & country profiles" for several countries have been developed by the WCC Europe desk ahead of the 2006 assembly. Please note that these profiles are intended to serve as general references, and do not represent official policy positions of the World Council of Churches. The WCC strives to maintain accuracy in its information, but cannot be responsible for any mistakes or outdated information.
Just trade declaration Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM S
Country profile: Georgia Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM B Please note that these profiles are intended to serve as general references, and do not represent official policy positions of the World Council of Churches. The WCC strives to maintain accuracy in its information, but cannot be responsible for any mistakes or outdated information.
Another world is possible. A spirituality of resistance Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM R
Regional profile: Central & Eastern Europe Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM B "Church & country profiles" for several countries have been developed by the WCC Europe desk ahead of the 2006 assembly. Please note that these profiles are intended to serve as general references, and do not represent official policy positions of the World Council of Churches. The WCC strives to maintain accuracy in its information, but cannot be responsible for any mistakes or outdated information.
Self-Assessment Tool:Guidelines on Child Participation Jan 01, 2004 01:00 AM Background document A companion tool to the WV Guidelines on Child Participation that is designed to help staff assess and improve the quality of child participation within their NO, ADP, or project area
Interdisciplinary course on disability for B.D/M.Div degree programme Jan 01, 2004 12:00 AM
Special course on disability for B.D./M.Div. degree programme Jan 01, 2004 12:00 AM
Summary report Dec 01, 2003 12:00 AM Report By Samuel Kabue
AACC Covenant on HIV and AIDS Nov 27, 2003 10:11 PM P Covenant adopted at the AACC 8th General Assembly Yaounde, Cameroon 22-27 November 2003.
From Antelias with love Nov 20, 2003 07:00 AM Report
New configuration of the ecumenical movement Nov 16, 2003 07:00 AM Statement: public statement
Gene technology Nov 13, 2003 07:00 AM A
2nd WCC-IMF-WB encounter Oct 29, 2003 07:00 AM R
Call for common witness in Eastern Europe Oct 16, 2003 06:00 AM Statement: public statement issued by the participants of the School for Mission
European consultation, Netherlands Oct 13, 2003 12:00 AM Report EDAN European consultation of people with a disability
EDAN global meeting, Netherlands Oct 10, 2003 12:00 AM Report
World Climate Change Conference Oct 03, 2003 06:00 AM L
Ecumenical statement to WTO, Cancun Sep 14, 2003 06:00 AM S
WB and IMF policies Sep 12, 2003 06:00 AM P
Child Protection Protocols for Churches in Barbados Sep 01, 2003 02:00 AM Background document Child protection : “measures and structures to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence affecting children.”
Illegitimate debt Jul 01, 2003 06:00 AM M
Orthodox contribution to the WCC Jun 03, 2003 06:00 AM L
WCC Report on the 11th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-11) May 09, 2003 06:00 AM R
Mensaje a las Iglesias Evang?licas de Am?rica Latina y del Caribe de la consulta continental "Globalizar la Vida Plena" May 01, 2003 06:00 AM M
Latin American consultation on faith, economics and society Apr 30, 2003 06:00 AM M
Youth and globalization seminar Apr 27, 2003 06:00 AM M
Letter from Bad Segeberg Apr 06, 2003 06:00 AM Statement: letter Consultation of churches from Latin America and Europe
Reference group meeting, Thailand Mar 16, 2003 12:00 AM Report
WCC-IMF-WB seminar Feb 14, 2003 07:00 AM P
Lead us not into temptation Jan 28, 2003 07:00 AM B
Modèles de prédications Jan 01, 2003 07:00 AM Liturgical text Le présent ouvrage est le resultat des concertations entreprises par l'Initiative Oecuménique sur le VIH/SIDA en Afrique en collaboration avec des personnes désinteressées dans la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA. Il a pour but de proposer un langage que les Eglises peuvent utiliser pour lutter contre le VIH/SIDA.
Africa praying Jan 01, 2003 07:00 AM Background document This resource book is designed for all who have to handle situations created by this relatively new epidemic - church leaders/workers, Sunday school teachers, youth leaders, the laity.
Walking together towards tomorrow Jan 01, 2003 07:00 AM B
Appeal from Indigenous Peoples Jan 01, 2003 07:00 AM M
Integrating HIV/AIDS in theological programmes Jan 01, 2003 07:00 AM Response to study document In response to HIV/AIDS and its consequences, this collection of essays by young African scholars proposes a pattern of Christian education designed to equip churches for ministry in a time of crisis.
HIV/AIDS curriculum for theological institutions Jan 01, 2003 07:00 AM Response to study document This is a revised edition of a first version of a curriculum published by MAP International in 2001 which was the result of two workshops sponsored by UNAIDS, World Council of Churches and MAP International.
Responses of the faith-based organisations to HIV/AIDS in Sub Saharan Africa Jan 01, 2003 07:00 AM Advocacy report This is an analysis by Dr. Sue Parry of FBOs in Sub Saharan countries.
Bible studies : Children of promise, World Vision Jan 01, 2003 01:00 AM Background document You can use these studies as written, read through prayerfully, or as group process (lectio) or Lumko Institute's "Seven steps".
Consultation on faith, healing and mission (Ghana) Dec 08, 2002 07:00 AM Report hosted by the Church of Pentecost, Ghana
8th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP8) Nov 01, 2002 07:00 AM S
Report on the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) Sep 04, 2002 06:00 AM R
Water for life - streams of justice Sep 01, 2002 06:00 AM B
The future of Faith and Order from the perspective of the new generation Aug 01, 2002 06:00 AM L
Justice the heart of sustainability Jun 07, 2002 06:00 AM M
WSSD wrap-up report Jun 07, 2002 06:00 AM R
Mobile - but not Driven Jun 01, 2002 07:49 PM R
Churches & Europe - a Reader (WCC/CEC) May 01, 2002 06:00 AM B Originally produced by the WCC Europe Task Force with CEC as a background document for the WCC Central Committee in January 2001. Revised version: May 2002.
Manual for Ecumenical Project Management May 01, 2002 06:00 AM B Published by WCC Regional Relations & Ecumenical Sharing Team in May 2002.
Staying engaged and looking ahead Mar 22, 2002 07:00 AM S
WCC statement on the "Monterrey Consensus Document" Mar 22, 2002 07:00 AM S
Looking ahead Mar 21, 2002 07:00 AM S
Message of peace with justice Mar 21, 2002 07:00 AM Message from the women gathered at the consultation on Peace with Justice: Women Speak Out!, jointly organized by the WCC, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and the Conference of European Churches.
Proposals for Roundtables on Partnerships Mar 20, 2002 12:31 AM B
Proposals for Roundtables on Coherence Mar 20, 2002 12:31 AM B
Whose DNA? Feb 16, 2002 07:00 AM A
Respect for life Jan 15, 2002 07:00 AM L
Councils of churches Jan 12, 2002 07:00 AM Article - News item The following article is the entry on Councils of Churches: Local, National, Regional from the revised edition of the Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement published jointly by the World Council of Churches and the Wm. Eerdmans in 2002.
Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement: "Orthodoxy" Jan 01, 2002 09:56 PM B This article by Nicholas Lossky is the entry on Orthodoxy from the revised edition of the Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement published jointly by the World Council of Churches and the Wm. Eerdmans in 2002.
Solidarity with Victims of Climate Change Jan 01, 2002 08:17 PM B
Diakonia Jan 01, 2002 04:44 PM B The following article by Teresa Joan White is the entry on diakonia from the revised edition of the Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement published jointly by the World Council of Churches and the Wm. Eerdmans in 2002.
Globalization and climate change Jan 01, 2002 07:00 AM B
Staying engaged for justice Jan 01, 2002 07:00 AM M
Protecting Children, a biblical perspective on child rights, World Vision Jan 01, 2002 01:00 AM Background document World Vision is determined to bring a Christian response to the needs of children suffering exploitation, abuse, violence, and trauma.
Theological and historical background of the WCC basis Jan 01, 2002 12:00 AM A This article was written by T.K. Thomas and Tom Stransky and appeared in the revised Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement edited by Nicholas Lossky, José Míguez Bonino, John Pobee, Tom Stransky, Geoffrey Wainwright and Pauline Webb. The volume is published by WCC Publications (Geneva) and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (Grand Rapids, MI).
Lead us not into temptation: Churches' response to the policies of International Financial Institutions Dec 31, 2001 07:06 PM B Edited by Rogate R. Mshana in 2001
Education in religion for the community Dec 04, 2001 05:54 PM R How can religious education promote good relationships in the community? Consultation for educators in religion Aya Napa, Cyprus 29 November - 4 December, 2001
Reference group and regional coordinators meeting, Cartigny, Geneva Oct 05, 2001 12:00 AM Report
World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, 26 August - 7 September 2001 Sep 07, 2001 07:42 PM Statement: public statement Concluding statement issued by the World Council of Churches delegation
Report on WCC participation in WCAR Sep 07, 2001 06:00 AM R
Oral statement of the ecumenical caucus at the WCAR Sep 05, 2001 06:00 AM M
Statement of the ecumenical caucus to the WCAR Sep 05, 2001 06:00 AM M
Island of hope Aug 16, 2001 06:00 AM B
Submission to UNHCHR re WCAR draft declaration Aug 15, 2001 06:00 AM M
International Ecumenical Consultation on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Aug 07, 2001 06:00 AM Report convened by the WCC August 6-7, 2001 - Geneva, Switzerland
Report of delegation to Israel/Palestine Aug 06, 2001 06:00 AM Report The WCC general secretary sent an ecumenical delegation to Jerusalem and the West Bank from 27 June to 1 July 2001 to meet with the Patriarchs and Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem as well as key local clergy and laity, church-related and ecumenical organisations including Israeli and Palestinian human rights and peace activists. This was an exploratory and consultative mission as part of a preparatory process for an international ecumenical meeting to be convened in Geneva.
Dossier: Economic Globalization - A critical view and an alternative vision Aug 01, 2001 06:00 AM B
Intervention to the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations Jul 27, 2001 06:00 AM M
Globalization in Central and Eastern Europe Jun 29, 2001 06:00 AM B
"Serve God, not Mammon" Jun 28, 2001 06:00 AM M
Faith-based Organisations at the UNGASS on HIV/AIDS Jun 27, 2001 06:00 AM Advocacy report At this Special Session, the United Nations General Assembly dealt for the first time with the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and Faith-Based Organisations were asked to speak on this issue.
Networking in Peace Education Jun 24, 2001 03:53 PM R Report of a consultation for and with peace educations, St Clement, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 18-24 June 2001.
Family life education Mar 27, 2001 04:19 PM S Education and Ecumenical Formation (EEF) guidelines policy paper written by participants of the WCC-EEF/REO consultation on Family Life, Christian Nurture and Church related schools, Ayia Napa, 27 March 2001
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Mar 21, 2001 07:00 AM M
Asia Regional Consultation on Ecumenical Learning in Partnership Feb 14, 2001 07:00 AM R Dumaguete City, Philippines 10-14 February 2001 (The following is a slightly abridged version of the report written by the consultation participants.)
Messengers of Peace - DOV launch Feb 04, 2001 10:53 PM Liturgical text Liturgy of a service held in the Gedächtniskirche of Berlin, Germany, on 4 February 2001 to launch the Decade to Overcome Violence.
List of major meetings: 1969-2001 Feb 01, 2001 10:32 PM Background document WCC programme on Interreligious dialogue and cooperation
CONTACT magazine no. 171 (Oct-Dec 2000) Dec 01, 2000 07:00 AM Background document Several articles from Contact primarily dedicated to the problem of HIV/AIDS.
Teaching Christianity in dialogue with other faith traditions Oct 23, 2000 05:45 PM Report Consultation report of a 19-23 October 2000 consultation in Geneva on "Concepts of teaching and learning in religions: teaching Christianity in dialogue with other faith traditions", held in cooperation with the German Comenius Institute "At this point in history, two main trends - globalization and pluralism - are the focus of the ecumenical movement, and are decisive elements influencing societies and all areas of education all over the world. Both trends present challenges and opportunites for intercultural and interreligious exchange and learning."
Multifaith consultation on religious education Oct 15, 2000 05:21 PM S Letter from the participants in a multifaith consultation on religious education held in Bangkok 11-15 October, 2000, to colleagues engaged in religious education within all our religious communities and in educational institutions.
Workshop on women and racism in Asia Sep 19, 2000 06:00 AM R
Statement from Pacific Indigenous People's workshop Sep 14, 2000 06:00 AM M
Search for better tomorrow Jul 15, 2000 06:00 AM R
Learning ecumenically through congregational partnerships and exchanges Jun 28, 2000 05:23 PM R World Council of Churches programme on Education and Ecumenical Formation in co-operation with the All Africa Conference of Churches Nairobi, Kenya, KCCT, 23-28 June 2000 The following is a slightly abridged version of the report written by the consultation participants.
NGOs call on the UN to withdraw endorsement of "A Better World for All" document Jun 28, 2000 06:00 AM M
"Geneva 2000" statements Jun 18, 2000 06:00 AM B
The time to act is now! Jun 01, 2000 06:00 AM S
There are alternatives to globalization Jun 01, 2000 06:00 AM B
Seeking clarity of vision and a change of heart Apr 05, 2000 06:00 AM R
Leonid Kishkovsky on Orthodox participation Mar 08, 2000 07:00 AM B
D'Arcy Wood on consensus procedures Mar 01, 2000 07:00 AM B
Yaoundé declaration Jan 12, 2000 09:58 PM A sub-regional seminar on "Debt in Central Africa" was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 10 to 12 January 2000. The seminar falls within the framework of the Accra, Lomé, Johannesburg and Lusaka meetings. It was jointly organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the Federation of Protestant Churches and Missions of Cameroon (FEMEC) and the Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP), Cameroon. Apart from nationals of Central African countries and Mauritius, the seminar equally saw the participation of resource persons from various organisations of the North and the South that advocate debt cancellation (Eurodad, Uganda Debt Network, Jubilee 2000 South Africa, Jubilee 2000 London Africa Initiative). There was a consensus on the following leading ideas: 1. The debt of poor countries should be completely cancelled! This is a main prerequisite for poverty and misery alleviation and for regaining their dignity; 2. The struggle for debt cancellation is a struggle for social justice. It aims to free the human person from the yoke of everlasting economic domination and slavery. The fight concerns all of us. All the components of civil society, without exclusion, should contribute to the fight; 3. Debt is not only an economic problem. It is a fundamentally moral and ethical problem which requires various solutions -political, legal and social.
Motorised Mobility, Climate Change and Globalisation Jan 01, 2000 08:24 PM S
First global meeting, Kenya Dec 08, 1999 12:00 AM Report
WTO Ministerial Round Dec 03, 1999 07:00 AM B
South-south summit declaration Nov 21, 1999 07:17 PM S
No patenting of life! Jul 25, 1999 06:00 AM S
Statement on debt crisis Jun 09, 1999 06:00 AM A
WCC dossier on globalization and debt Jun 01, 1999 06:00 AM B
Lusaka declaration May 29, 1999 06:00 AM A
Tegucigalpa declaration Jan 27, 1999 09:58 PM S Declaration from a meeting with Latin American and Caribbean Jubilee 2000 coalitions (Honduras, January 1999).
Facing AIDS Jan 01, 1999 07:00 AM Response to study document This study guide accompanies the WCC's study document on HIV/AIDS : "Facing AIDS - The challenge, the churches response".
Understanding racism today dossier Dec 31, 1998 04:18 PM B
Dalit Solidarity Peoples (DSP): the vision Sep 01, 1998 06:00 AM B
The effects of globalization on culture in Africa in the eyes of an African woman Jan 01, 1998 07:00 AM A Economic growth without social and cultural justice cannot be our idea of development. It is imperative that development is measured in terms of the quality of human life, which can be reflected in, for example, better education, health and life expectancy for every single member of society. This is only possible if men and women are equally empowered, in theory and in practice. And the North has a crucial role to play in this process. Anything that falls short of restoring peoples' dignity, sense of identity, continuity and security should never be accepted. Africa needs to learn to respect the dissenting voice of its own people.
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession, related to SDG5 Gender Equality Dec 31, 1997 12:00 AM Liturgical text Prayers from the Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women (as published in “Celebrating the Decade” © 1997 WCC, and “I will pour out my Spirit” © 1992 WCC)
Response by Elizabeth Tapia May 10, 1997 09:23 PM L The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by by Elizabeth Tapia to the paper "Formation of the Laos".
Response by Peter C. Bouteneff May 10, 1997 09:23 PM L The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by by Peter C. Bouteneff to the paper "Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation"
Response by Joan Back May 10, 1997 09:23 PM L The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by by Joan Patricia Back to the paper "Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation"
Response by Arne Fritzson May 10, 1997 09:23 PM L The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by by Arne Fritzson to the paper "Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation"
Response by Barbara Schwahn May 10, 1997 09:23 PM L The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by Barbara Schwahn to the paper "On Being Christian in the World"
Response by Robyn Brown May 10, 1997 09:23 PM L The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by by Robyn Brown to the paper "Formation of the Laos".
Response by Krister Stendahl May 10, 1997 09:23 PM L "Formation of Christian Folks in a Plural World" - a response by Krister Stendahl to the paper "Formation of the Laos".
Towards a Common Understanding of Laity/Laos: Consultation Statement May 10, 1997 05:45 PM S From 7-10 May 1997, twenty-seven men and women in cooperation with the World Council of Churches met in Geneva to consider together the possibility of a common understanding of the theological concepts of laity/laos/the people of God. We talked about the present situation and future challenges to the Christian churches. The meeting was chaired by Fr Nicholas Apostola (Romanian Orthodox Church) and Dr Anne Tveter (Lutheran). It was organized by Evelyn Appiah, Executive Secretary of the Stream of Lay Participation towards Inclusive Community.
Response by Maha Milki Wehbe May 10, 1997 05:45 PM L Response by Maha Milki Wehbe to the paper "On Being Christian in the World" by Hans-Ruedi Weber at the May 1997 international consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Response by Guzman Carriquiry May 10, 1997 05:45 PM L Response by Guzman Carriquiry to the paper "On Being Christian in the World" by Hans-Ruedi Weber at the May 1997 international consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Bible study on Exodus 5:1 May 10, 1997 05:45 PM S Bible study on Exodus 5:1 led by John Fotopoulos at the May 1997 consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Bible study on 1 Peter 3 May 10, 1997 05:45 PM S Bible study on 1 Peter 3:14-15 led by John Fotopoulos at the May 1997 consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Bible study on 1 Peter 2:9 May 10, 1997 05:45 PM S Bible study on 1 Peter 2:9 led by John Fotopoulos at the May 1997 consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation May 10, 1997 05:45 PM L Presentation: Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation by Werner Schwartz at the May 1997 international consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Towards a Common Understanding of Laity/Laos: Opening remarks May 07, 1997 05:45 PM L In May of 1997 the team held an international consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God." The aim of the consultation was to begin to clarify the theological understanding and terminology of laity, laos, people of God (Laos tou Theou), and the whole people of God.
Formation of the Laos May 07, 1997 05:45 PM L Presentation: Formation of the Laos by Godlind Bigalke at the May 1997 international consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
On Being Christian in the World May 07, 1997 05:45 PM L Presentation: On Being Christian in the World by Hans-Ruedi Weber at the May 1997 international consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Prospects of Sustainable Mobility Mar 27, 1997 08:18 PM S The following study paper has been drawn up by an international group of experts meeting at Bad Boll near Stuttgart, Germany, from March 23th to 27th 1997. The consultation was organized as a joint initiative of the World Council of Churches and the Evangelical Academy Bad Boll near Stuttgart, Germany.
1997 Facing AIDS, the challenge, the churches' response Jan 01, 1997 07:00 AM Background document The challenge of AIDS calls for forthright and faithful response from Christians and the churches. This book is an important resource for shaping that response.
CHAPTER 3 Theological Perspectives Jan 01, 1997 07:00 AM Declaration of faith
We can help each other Aug 10, 1996 04:30 PM Report Based on discussions at the World Council of Churches consultation on children, 19-21 May 1996.
Love in a time of AIDS Jan 01, 1995 07:00 AM Background document This book vividly recounts the stories of women in many countries. It shows how the AIDS crisis makes improving the status women not only a matter of theology and ethics but of health and survival.
Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations: Ecumenical Considerations Jan 01, 1992 07:00 AM S In 1979 the WCC produced a document entitled "Guidelines on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths" which sought to identify and discuss the major practical and theological issues in interfaith relations. While it addressed some of the overall aspects, it recognized the need for more specific "guidelines" or ecumenical considerations on Christian relations with each of the major faith communities in the world. This document results from the attempt to follow this up in the area of Christian-Muslim relations. It draws on the experience gained from the considerable work carried out over the years. All the meetings between Christians and Muslims organized by the sub-unit on Dialogue during the past twenty years have been documented in the WCC publication "Meeting in Faith". These meetings, however, are only a small part of a much richer history of relations and numerous dialogue encounters in many places. The document that follows is itself based on five regional meetings between Christians and Muslims organized in different parts of the world. These meetings helped to identify some of the important issues which Christians and Muslims need to reflect on and continue to consider together in the years ahead. Many qualified persons in the field of Christian-Muslim relations were consulted in the process.
Prayer for Peace by Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy Jan 01, 1991 07:00 AM L The following prayer authored by Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy was used in many places in inter-religious worships around the time of the Gulf War in 1991.
Biotechnology Aug 15, 1989 06:00 AM R
Study I: Living in a Religiously Plural World Jan 01, 1986 06:47 PM S
APPENDIX 2 An HIV/AIDS Glossary Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM Background document APPENDIX 2, An HIV/AIDS Glossary
Midday prayers of peace and justice for creation Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM L This material was compiled by members of the Ecumenical Centre worship committee as an inspiration for congregations celebrating Time for Creation.
Racism against Afro-descendent minorities in Latin America and the Caribbean Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S A call to churches worldwide to educate people about racism, this declaration was made by church leaders from across the Americas and Caribbean at the end of a conference held 22-24 June 2011 in Managua, Nicaragua.
Study VIII: Community Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S
Study VII: Spirituality Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S
Study VI: Witness in a Religiously Plural World Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S
Study V: The Experience of Salvation Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S
Study IV: Jesus Christ Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S
Study III: Scriptures Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S
Study II: Creation Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S
Introduction Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
A Note on Methodology Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S Methodology of the study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine
Study guide: My Neighbour's Faith and Mine Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S The study guide, My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
CHAPTER 6 Pastoral Care and Healing Community Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM Background document CHAPTER 6 Pastoral Care and Healing Community
CHAPTER 5 Human Rights, Responsibilities and HIV/AIDS Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM Background document CHAPTER 5, Human Rights, Responsibilities and HIV/AIDS
CHAPTER 4 Ethical Perspectives Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM Background document CHAPTER 4, Ethical Perspectives
CHAPTER 2 The scientific facts: an introduction Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM Background document CHAPTER 2, The scientific facts: an introduction
CHAPTER 1 Why this Study Was Prepared Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM Background document CHAPTER 1, Why this Study Was Prepared
APPENDIX 3 Persons Involved in the HIV/AIDS Study Process Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM Background document APPENDIX 3, Persons Involved in the HIV/AIDS Study Process
Transforming Life, Volume 1 Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S 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 Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM B
The Translatability of the Gospel and Theological Education in World Christianity in the 21st Century, Dietrich Werner Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM L
Quality in Theological Education - Discussion in Francophone Networks (CEVAA) Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM L 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 Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM L
Mission and theological education - Suggestions for Possible Priorities in CEC for the Future Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM Lecture for CEC Commission Churches in Dialogue, Budapest, June 2011
Global Theological Education Survey 2011-2012 Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM B Global Research on present status and future of Theological Education in World Christianity
Asian Forum on Theological Education (AFTE) Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S Responding to the need of working together in training future church leaders, the Ecumenical Theological Education of the World Council of Churches (ETE-WCC) in cooperation with the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), 15 representatives from regional and national theological associations, networks and partner organizations for theological education in Asia met at Trinity Theological College, Singapore on the Pentecost-weekend from 10-11, June, 2011.
Association of Theological Instititions in Southern and Central Africa (ATISCA), Johannesburg 2011 Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM R
EDAN constitution Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM Policy document Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network