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Document The Church: Towards a Common Vision
What can we say together about the Church of the Triune God in order to grow in communion, to struggle together for justice and peace in the world, and to overcome together our past and present divisions? The Church: Towards a Common Vision a remarkable answer to this question. Produced by theologians from the widest range of Christian traditions and cultures, The Church addresses first the Church’s mission, unity, and its being in the Trinitarian life of God. It then addresses our growth in communion – in apostolic faith, sacramental life, and ministry – as churches called to live in and for the world.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / I. Unity: The Church and its mission
Document Memorandum and Recommendations on Response to Armed Conflict and International Law
Recommendations adopted by the Central Committee and memorandum received and commended to the churches, Geneva, 26 August - 3 September 1999.
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Commission on International Affairs - Policy
Document Theological Consultation on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Mapping the oikoumene
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Foundational texts
Document The eucharistic liturgy of Lima
The Lima Liturgy is a Eucharistic (Holy Communion) service expressing, in one possible liturgical form, the ecclesiological convergence on the eucharist reached in the Faith and Order text Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (BEM). It is so named because it was first used at the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Lima, Peru in 1982 - the meeting which approved BEM for transmission to the churches for official response.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Spirituality and worship
Document Changing ecclesial and ecumenical context (Ecumenical conversations)
"Changing ecclesial and ecumenical context" : The WCC's Common Understanding and Vision process offers a coherent and challenging vision: a broad fellowship of churches, committed and accountable to one another, seeking visible unity in their life and witness today.
Located in Resources / / 3. Preparatory and background documents / Ecumenical conversations