World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

You are here: Home
51 items matching your search terms.
Filter the results.
Item type



















New items since



Sort by relevance · date (newest first) · alphabetically
Document (Previous stage) The Nature and Purpose of the Church: A stage on the way to a common statement
This text, from the Faith and Order study on Ecclesiology, was issued as Faith and Order Paper no. 181 in 1998. Now superseded by The Nature and Mission of the Church, Faith and Order Paper no. 198, issued in 2005, it is included here to enable comparison of these two texts.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / I. Unity: The Church and its mission
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 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 Called to be the Οne Church (revised draft)
Located in Resources / / 1. Statements & documents adopted / Christian unity and message to the churches
Document Celebrations of the Eucharist in Ecumenical Contexts - A Proposal
In this unofficial text a number of liturgists, theologians and pastors propose, on their own initiative and responsibility, guidelines for those engaged in planning eucharistic worship to be held in an ecumenical context. The text was produced by a working group at a consultation held by Faith and Order and the Ecumenical Institute, Bossey to reflect on the churches' 10 years experience in using the unofficial "Lima Liturgy".
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / II. Worship and Baptism
Document CWME/F&O consultation on mission and ecclesiology
Communique from a joint consultation on mission and ecclesiology of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) and the Commission on Faith and Order (F&O).
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Mission and evangelism
Document Doctrinal, social and ethical issues (Anna Marie Aagaard)
Located in Resources / / Special Commission on participation of Orthodox churches / Sub-committee III: Theological convergences and differences
Document Doctrinal, social and ethical issues (K.M. George)
Located in Resources / / Special Commission on participation of Orthodox churches / Sub-committee III: Theological convergences and differences
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 Ecumenical Conversations Report
Reports, Affirmations and Challenges from the Ecumenical Conversations at the WCC 10th Assembly
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Busan, 2013