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Document Report of the 2009 plenary commission meeting
In the spirit of the 2006 WCC Assembly's statement on ecclesiology, «Called to be the One Church», the 120 members of the Commission on Faith and Order, along with 37 guests, consultants and younger theologians gathered on the island of Crete in Greece, 7-13 October 2009.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Crete 2009
Document A view from the past
WCC president from Europe Dr Mary Tanner encourages participants at the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting to engage in what she affirms could be the beginning of a new phase in Faith and Order's history.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Crete 2009
Document Moderator's report
Report by the Faith and Order Plenary Commission moderator Metropolitan Vasilios of Constantias-Ammochostos.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Crete 2009
Document Director's report
Report of the WCC director of Faith and Order Canon Dr John Gibaut
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Crete 2009
Document 2010 Worship and background material
You are witnesses of these things. Luke 24 : 48 (NRSV)
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Document Report on the 2nd meeting of the Continuation Committee
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Continuation Committee on Ecumenism in the 21st Century
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 Communiqué of the Joint Working Group Plenary Meeting - 16-23 November 2008, Bossey, Switzerland
The Joint Working Group (JWG) is the instrument that monitors and promotes collaboration between the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC). The group met at the Ecumenical Institute Château de Bossey, Geneva, Switzerland from 16 to 23 November 2008.
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC
Document A Cloud of Witnesses: message to the churches from a symposium in Bose
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Visible unity
Document Cambridge report on Tradition and traditions
Twenty four participants gathered at Westminster College in Cambridge to engage in the first of a series of consultations under the title of Tradition and traditions. The aim of the meeting was to build on the work begun by the WCC in the 1960s and, by paying particular attention to the teachers and witnesses of the early church, to explore further the possibility of discovering, re-discovering or re-receiving some particular sources of authority which might help us together on the way to the unity of the church.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings