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Document Masao Takenaka
Tribute by WCC general secretary Samuel Kobia
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document Pentecost message 2005
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC presidents
Document Frequently asked questions about the date of Easter
In 2007 Christians from all traditions will celebrate Easter on the same day, April 8. But in many years major Christian traditions celebrate Easter on different dates, thus giving the impression of a divided witness to this fundamental aspect of the Christian faith. In recent years the desire to find a common date for the celebration of Easter, the Holy Pascha, the feast of Christ's resurrection, has become more and urgent. Initiatives by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches have urged churches to address this issue. This page seeks to provide some answers to frequent questions asked about the date of Easter.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / I. Unity: The Church and its mission
Document Christian Perspectives on Theological Anthropology
This text, resulting from the Faith and Order study on Theological Anthropology, explores contemporary challenges to the traditional understanding of humanity as "made in the image of God". It concludes with 10 Common Affirmations as a basis for the churches common reflection - and action - wherever human value and dignity is challenged.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / V. Theological anthropology
Document Interrogating and Redefining Power - A theological consultation
If violence is an exercise of power over the powerless or a retaliation to such, what makes power prone to abuse? Why do people not only fear but also aspire for sources of violent power? Why do some religious traditions view violence as a divine attribute? How is power understood and exercised within our churches? What biblical and theological resources do we have to offer in the search for responsible new ways of understanding and exercising power? Interrogating and redefining power is crucial to our attempts to overcome violence.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Theological reflection on peace
Document Message from the Younger Theologians
Meeting of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2004
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Plenary Commission Meeting, Kuala Lumpur 2004
Document Water as a Gift and Right
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Human rights and Impunity
Document Minute on the Responsibility to Protect: Ethical and Theological Reflections
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Responsability to Protect
Document Thessaloniki statement
Located in Resources / / Special Commission on participation of Orthodox churches / First plenary meeting documents (December 1999)
Document Orthodox contribution to the WCC
Located in Resources / / Member churches / Special Commission on participation of Orthodox churches