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Document Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation
Presentation: Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation by Werner Schwartz at the May 1997 international consultation on the theme: "Towards a Common Understanding of the Theological Concepts of Laity/Laos: The People of God."
Located in Resources / / Education and ecumenical formation / Ecumenical lay formation
Document Response by Arne Fritzson
The Vocation of the Laity in Church and World: Towards an Inclusive Community on Different Levels" - a response by by Arne Fritzson to the paper "Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation"
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical lay formation / Baptism, Ecclesiology and Vocation
Document Ecclesial and Social Visions of Indigenous Peoples Consultation Report
Around 35 theologians and leaders representing communities, churches and organizations of indigenous peoples in 16 countries in many parts of the world attended a consultation from 21-26 October, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines. This consultation was called in response to a proposal by the Ninth General Assembly of the WCC to facilitate the theological contributions of indigenous peoples to enrich the life and work of the WCC. In solidarity with the struggles of the largest indigenous peoples' population in Asia, Baguio City in the Philippines was chosen as the context for this theological conversation.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people
Document Statement from the International Consultation on the Ecclesial and Social Visions of the Indigenous Peoples
Statement of solidarity with the indigenous peoples and condemnation of the enforced disappearance of James Balao
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people
Document Indigenous theologians' reflections on the WCC 10th Assembly theme
Reflections of theologians representing the Ao and Chang Naga, Aymara, Igorot, Maori, Maya, Mizo, Quecha, Santal, and Turtle Island, who met at Yu-Shan Theological College and Seminary, Hualien, Taiwan from 17-29 September 2012.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people
Document The eucharistic liturgy of Lima
The Lima Liturgy is a Eucharistic (Holy Communion) service expressing, in one possible liturgical form, the ecclesiological convergence on the eucharist reached in the Faith and Order text Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry (BEM). It is so named because it was first used at the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Lima, Peru in 1982 - the meeting which approved BEM for transmission to the churches for official response.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Spirituality and worship
Document Address of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Address of H.A.H. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at the World Council of Churches
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings
Document Ecumenical Conversations Report
Reports, Affirmations and Challenges from the Ecumenical Conversations at the WCC 10th Assembly
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Busan, 2013
Document Called to be the Οne Church (revised draft)
Located in Resources / / 1. Statements & documents adopted / Christian unity and message to the churches
Document Jacob Kurien presentation
Plenary on church unity, WCC 9th Assembly
Located in Resources / / 2. Plenary presentations / Church unity