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Document Anniversary prayers from the Uniting Church in Australia
A series of prayers written by the Rev. Dorothy McRae-McMahon, retired Australian Uniting Church minister, former national director for Mission of the Uniting Church in Australia (1993), for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches. She was the first woman to moderate the Worship Committee preparing a WCC Assembly.
Located in 70 years of the World Council of Churches / Prayers and songs
Document An anniversary prayer from the National Council of Churches in Australia
A prayer written by Bishop Philip Huggins, president of the National Council of Churches in Australia, remembering a WCC meeting with the theme: “The Church is to be a sign of the coming unity of the whole human family”.
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Document Anniversary prayer from the Uniting Church in Australia (1)
A prayer written by the Rev. Dr Chris Walker, national consultant for Christian Unity, Doctrine and Worship, Uniting Church in Australia, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches
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Document Anniversary prayer from the Uniting Church in Australia (2)
A prayer written by Dr Jill Tabart, national president, UCA, 1994-1997; consensus mentor, WCC 9th Assembly; for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
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Document Is religion discriminatory?
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's panel contribution during a conference at a cultural center in Trondheim, Norway.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Charles Birch
Tribute to Prof. Charles Birch (1918 - 2009)
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document The Unity of the Church: Gift and Calling - The Canberra Statement
This text developed by Faith and Order is another of the "unity statements" adopted by WCC Assemblies over the years. It is one attempt to indicate the elements of "full communion" among churches.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / I. Unity: The Church and its mission
Document Report of the March 2009 CCIA meeting
The second meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), following the 2006 Porto Alegre Assembly took place in Cuba from 15-20 March 2009.
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Commission on International Affairs - Policy
Document Australia - Expression of concern about treatment of asylum seekers
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
Document Joint Declaration of Indigenous Churches at UN Forum
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.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people