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Document Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (Faith and Order Paper no. 111, the "Lima Text")
This famous text, adopted by Faith and Order at its plenary commission meeting in Lima, Peru in 1982, explores the growing agreement - and remaining differences - in fundamental areas of the churches' faith and life. The most widely-distributed and studied ecumenical document, BEM has been a basis for many "mutual recognition" agreements among churches and remains a reference today.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / I. Unity: The Church and its mission
Document Participation of Orthodox Women in the Ecumenical Movement
Report of the Inter-Orthodox Consultation in Volos, Greece, 8-12 June 2008
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Women
Document Study guide on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry
The stories and questions in this study guide on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (BEM) are intended for group discussion or individual study.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Youth
Document Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation
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."
Located in Resources / / Education and ecumenical formation / Ecumenical lay formation
Document On Being Christian in the World
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."
Located in Resources / / Education and ecumenical formation / Ecumenical lay formation
Document Response by Guzman Carriquiry
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."
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical lay formation / On Being Christian in the World
Document Response by Maha Milki Wehbe
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."
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical lay formation / On Being Christian in the World
Document Joint Information Service
This Joint Information Service of the WCC programme on Ecumenical Theological Education and the World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions (WOCATI) focuses on the Theological Education World Study Report 2009 by the Edinburgh 2010 International Study Group.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical theological education (ETE) / Ministerial Formation / Joint Information Service
Document Ministerial formation, issue 111, November 2008
This issue presents a collection of voices from the Latin American discourse on theological education. It is interesting to realize how fast developments have progressed on this continent since the last special issue on Latin America in 1992, though some challenges remain the same.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical theological education (ETE) / Ministerial Formation / Joint Information Service
Document Ministerial formation, issue 110, April 2008
This issue of Ministerial Formation is at the special occasion both of the Jubilee of ETE as well as the congress of the World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions (WOCATI). 50 years of work in promoting ecumenical theological education in six continents - what a history of struggling, what accumulation of dedicated efforts of many gifted theological educators, what persistency in the promotion of both contextualization and globalization of theological education are imbedded in and part of these 50 years!
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical theological education (ETE) / Ministerial Formation / Joint Information Service