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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 WCC United Nations Advocacy week
Opening address by Rev. Dr Michael Kinnamon
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Study VI: Witness in a Religiously Plural World
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Located in Resources / / Christian identity in pluralistic societies / Study guide: My Neighbour's Faith and Mine
Document Ecumenical Considerations on Jewish-Christian Dialogue
In 1975 the Consultation on the Church and the Jewish People (CCJP) voted to begin the process that has borne fruit in these Ecumenical Considerations on Jewish-Christian dialogue. The first step was to request preparatory papers from the various regions with experience in Jewish-Christian dialogue. When the Central Committee adopted "Guidelines on Dialogue" in 1979, work on developing specific suggestions for Jewish-Christian dialogue began and, after a period of drafting and revisions, a draft was presented for comments to the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), the CCJP's primary Jewish dialogue partner. After discussion in the DFI Working Group in 1980, a revised draft was circulated among interested persons in the churches and comments solicited. Many and substantial comments and suggestions were received. When it met in London Colney, England, in June 1981, the CCJP adopted its final revisions and submitted them to the DFI Working Group, which adopted them at its meeting in Bali, Indonesia, 2 January 1982, having made its own revisions at a few points. On the advice of the February 1982 WCC Executive Committee, various concerned member churches and various members of the CCJP were further consulted in order to revise and re-order the text. The result, "Ecumenical Considerations on Jewish-Christian Dialogue", was "received and commended to the churches for study and action" by the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches at Geneva on 16 July 1982.
Located in Resources / / Interreligious dialogue and cooperation / Interreligious trust and respect
Document Report of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection
In 2009, the Global platform for theological reflection and analysis focused on "Advocacy as praying, speaking out and acting together".
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Just and inclusive communities
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 Call for common witness in Eastern Europe
issued by the participants of the School for Mission
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Visible unity
Document Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2010
The unexpected intuition to flash forth from the conference was the awareness that Christian disunity is destructive to the very mission of the Church, and the corresponding search for Christian unity began," said the Rev. John Gibaut, director of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches. He was preaching on 18 January 2010 in a service at the WCC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to mark the beginning of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and as churches around the world prepare to mark the centenary of the 1910 conference.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Visible unity
Document The Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity” Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches
Greetings on behalf of the World Council of Churches at the Opening Ceremony Of The Exhibition “Restoring Our Humanity”, on 11 October 2016.
Located in Resources / / WCC programmes / Public Witness
Document Action Guide: Churches' Week of Action on Food
A 6-page guide for the week with a page you can modify to add specific actions or resources for your region or context.
Located in Resources / / Diakonia / EAA