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2013: God of life, lead us to justice and peace

In 2013, during Time for Creation, the WCC invited churches and congregations to join the preparation for the WCC 10th Assembly which took place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013. The assembly theme, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace” provided a focus for theological reflection, worship and meditation, as well as for planning programmatic activities before, during and after the assembly.

Time for Creation

In 2013, during Time for Creation, the WCC invited churches and congregations to join the preparation for the WCC 10th Assembly which took place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013. The Assembly is a unique moment when the fellowship of churches unites in prayer, celebration and sets the future agenda for the council.

The assembly theme, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace” provided a focus for theological reflection, worship and meditation, as well as for planning programmatic activities before, during and after the assembly.

Life, justice and peace are intimately related to creation. Creation is indeed life threatened; there is an urgent need for eco-justice and peace with the earth.

Thirteen articles exploring the assembly theme in relation to the life-threatening ways in which we treat our planet and its inhabitants can be found in the March issue of The Ecumenical Review, entitled  Ecumenical and Ecological Reflections on the God of Life.

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