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Document Letter from Bad Segeberg
Consultation of churches from Latin America and Europe
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Visible unity
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 Missiology Consultation, London
Report from a missiology consultation, 14 - 19 April 2002
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Mission and evangelism
Document Paul Löffler
Tribute Letter for Paul Löffler, German missiologist and ecumenical pioneer.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document Preparatory Paper N° 1: Mission and Evangelism in Unity Today
Study document adopted by the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), 2000. Published in: IRMJan/April 1999, pp.109-127.
Located in Resources / / Other conferences and meetings / Conference on World Mission and Evangelism
Document The Church: Towards a Common Vision
What can we say together about the Church of the Triune God in order to grow in communion, to struggle together for justice and peace in the world, and to overcome together our past and present divisions? The Church: Towards a Common Vision a remarkable answer to this question. Produced by theologians from the widest range of Christian traditions and cultures, The Church addresses first the Church’s mission, unity, and its being in the Trinitarian life of God. It then addresses our growth in communion – in apostolic faith, sacramental life, and ministry – as churches called to live in and for the world.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / I. Unity: The Church and its mission
Document The Nature and Mission of the Church - A Stage on the Way to a Common Statement
This extended text (about 18,000 words) was published in December 2005 and is the latest result from Faith and Order's study on Ecclesiology. It seeks to express common convictions about the church, its nature and mission, and to identify the ecclesiological issues which continue to divide the churches today. The text has been sent officially to the churches for evaluation and response; study groups and individuals are also invited to offer comments and reactions. This text replaces the previous study document The Nature and Purpose of the Church (Faith and Order Paper no. 181, issued in 1998).
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / I. Unity: The Church and its mission
Document Towards 2010 - Mission for the 21st century
Preparatory document for the upcoming centenary of the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Mission and Unity
Document Towards common witness
Received by the Central Committee and commended to churches for study and action, it is a summary of the most recent debates on common witness and proselytism. Contains the references to the earlier studies on common witness
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Mission and evangelism