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Document Statement on the Encyclical Laudato Si’
Statement by the WCC general secretary on the Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si’" of Pope Francis on care for our common home
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill for unity and peace
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit welcomes the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Cuba as an historic ecumenical event, and very timely in the context of the conflicts and crises currently causing so much suffering in the world.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare movement
Tribute by WCC general secretary Samuel Kobia
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document Prof. Anton Houtepen
A tribute to the memory of Anton Houtepen by WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document Reflection by the papal nuncio in Geneva
Reflection in a service of prayer for peace at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva March 2003
Located in Resources / / Joint declarations, statements and reflections / Ecumenical prayer service for peace in Iraq
Document Celebrating together Redemption in Christ
In early 2001, the WCC Public Information Team asked knowledgeable representatives of the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions to give a brief outline of their thinking on a common date for Easter. Monsignor John A. Radano of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity wrote about "Catholic hopes of a common date for Easter".
Located in Resources / / I. Unity: The Church and its mission / Towards a Common Date for Easter
Document International Dialogues in Dialogue: Context and Reception. Tenth Forum on Bilateral Dialogues, 2012
Meeting for the first time outside Europe, the tenth Forum on Bilateral Dialogues met in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in March 2012. Following the recommendations on the reception of ecumenical texts from the ninth forum, the meeting in Dar Es Salaam gave special attention to the reception of the achievements of the bilateral dialogues in the Global South. Its recommendations urge the international theological dialogues to be more intentional about questions of membership, methodology, and theological questions about Christian unity that emerge from the variety of contexts in the South.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / VIII. Forums on bilateral dialogues
Document Many ways to Christian unity? The Ninth Forum on Bilateral Dialogues, 2008
Bilateral dialogues are official talks between two Christian churches or families of churches (often known as Christian World Communions, CWCs). They aim at overcoming inherited divergences often related to doctrine and church order, so that the two partners in dialogue may move to declaring that they are in fellowship. The proliferation of bilateral dialogues as from the 1960s has led to the creation of the Forum on Bilateral Dialogues. The Forum provides space and time for CWCs engaged in bilateral dialogues to exchange information, consult together on emerging issues and trends and reflect on the coherence and integrity of the dialogues. The ninth such forum was held in Breklum, Germany, 10-15 March 2008.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / VIII. Forums on bilateral dialogues
Document Called to be the One Church - Presentation by Sister Maria Ko Ha Fong
Sister Maria Ko Ha Fong addresses the main theme of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, Called to be the One Church, from an intercultural perspective.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Crete 2009
Document Theme paper, theological
Presented at the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, 2004, by Fr Frans Bouwen, commission member, Roman Catholic Church
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Plenary Commission Meeting, Kuala Lumpur 2004