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Document Spirituality of Unity
Dr Chiara Lubich, the founder and president of the Focolare movement for spiritual and social renewal, visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) on October 28 for worship and discussions on the "spirituality for unity" in all areas of life and humanity. After a rich exchange, Dr Lubich and Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser, WCC general secretary, issued a joint reflection on the theme to emphasize the "renewed hope for our common ecumenical journey".
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Information release on the 7th International Consultation of United and Uniting Churches
This brief text gives general information on the united and uniting churches, their achievements and the special challenges which they face today, as well as background information on their 7th International Consultation.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / VII. United and uniting Churches
Document Message from the 7th International Consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Driebergen, The Netherlands, 2002
This text is the report from the most recent international consultation of united and uniting churches. Focusing on issues of unity, mission and identity, this text brings the unique perspective and experience of these churches into dialogue with the wider ecumenical movement.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / VII. United and uniting Churches
Document Report of the XLIV Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Commission on International Affairs - Policy
Document The gift of a common calendar - vital to mission and witness in secular society
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. Metropolitan Ambrosius of Oulu tells of the experiences of an Orthodox minority church in a Protestant country; in Finland "Orthodox and Lutherans have been experiencing the power of the Resurrection at the common date of Easter ever since the early 1920s".
Located in Resources / / I. Unity: The Church and its mission / Towards a Common Date for Easter
Document Praying and working toward the common date of Easter: Bringing us closer to the imperative of Christian unity
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. Metropolitan Bishoy of Damiette of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Egypt, contributed from the viewpoint of the Oriental Orthodox tradition.
Located in Resources / / I. Unity: The Church and its mission / Towards a Common Date for Easter
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 Celebrating Easter Together
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. The series began with this article by the Rev. Dr Dagmar Heller, executive secretary for Mission and Ecumenical Relations in North Baden, Evangelical Church in Baden, Germany. As a WCC staff member with the "Faith and Order" team, she had been involved in organizing and accompanying the discussion process on a common date for Easter.
Located in Resources / / I. Unity: The Church and its mission / Towards a Common Date for Easter
Document The protection of endangered populations in situations of armed violence: toward an ecumenical ethical approach
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Commission on International Affairs - Policy
Document Order of Worship
At the centre of the worship service proposed for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2001 lies the theme for the week as chosen from John 14: 6: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life".
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2001