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Document An anniversary prayer from the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil
A prayer written by Rev. Silvio Schneider, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil, adviser for Global Mission and Ecumene, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Located in 70 years of the World Council of Churches / Prayers and songs
Document Final report of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC
"Final report of the Special Commission on Orthodox participation in the WCC" : The 60-member Special Commission was created by the WCC's eighth assembly in 1998 in response to mainly Orthodox concerns about participation in the Council. Composed of an equal number of representatives from Orthodox churches and from the other churches belonging to the WCC, the Commission submitted its final report to the central committee in September 2002.
Located in Resources / / Porto Alegre, 2006 / 3. Preparatory and background documents
Document Together on the Way: 2.3. Metanoia
Wanda Deifelt, vice-rector and professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, and a member of the Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil, spoke about "metanoia" - "conversion" - naming the ways that Christians need to repent. Following her reflections selected delegates read, in different voices and in different languages, passages of scripture related to the "jubilee year" (Lev. 25:8-17, 39-43).
Located in Resources / / Together on the Way - official report of the eighth assembly / Together on the Way: 2. The Theme: "Turn to God - Rejoice in Hope"