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Document An Invitation to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
The WCC 2013 Busan assembly invited Christians and people of good will everywhere to join in a pilgrimage of justice and peace. The WCC Central Committee calls all people to engage their God-given gifts in transforming actions, together.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document Anniversary prayer from the Uniting Church in Australia (1)
A prayer written by the Rev. Dr Chris Walker, national consultant for Christian Unity, Doctrine and Worship, Uniting Church in Australia, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches
Located in 70 years of the World Council of Churches / Prayers and songs
Document Beginning the Pilgrimage Towards Justice
A study guide for congregations and ecumenical pilgrims by Dr Emily Welty
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization
Document Being and Becoming Church: The Spirit-Filled Genesis
Bible study on Acts 2:1-13 by Hyunju Bae for the WCC Assembly, 5 November 2013: This text is often read from a mission perspective. How can we understand the Pentecost event from a unity perspective that can bring new insight, dynamism, and power to the ecumenical movement? The role of the Spirit in unity in diversity, as well as the relationship of Pentecost to justice and peace, are interesting to explore in today’s changing landscapes.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Bible studies
Document Christmas Message 2012
Christmas Message 2012 from the World Council of Churches general secretary.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Christmas Message 2013
Christmas Message 2013 from the World Council of Churches general secretary.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Constitution and Rules of the World Council of Churches
(as amended by the 10th Assembly of the WCC in Busan, Republic of Korea, 2013)
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements
Document Do Just This – Protect Life!
Bible study on Genesis 2:4b-17 by Jione Havea for the WCC Assembly, 31 October 2013: The God of life created human beings from the earth with God’s breath of life. The very nature of human life is in connection with God and creation. God entrusted us with the mission to look after the garden of life and forbad us to eat the fruits that tempt us to be like the Almighty God. The opening Bible study is a reflection on the nature of life and how to celebrate, sustain and affirm it in relation to the theme of the assembly. Diverse contextual readings of the text are possible.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Bible studies
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 Ecumenical Covenant on Theological Education
This public statement was formulated b y the ETE Accompaniment Group during its meeting in Bossey Ecumenical Institute 14-17 March 2012. It is recommended to the WCC Central Committee of WCC in August 2012 to be received and recommended for dialogue and study to WCC member churches and their dialogue with regional associations of theological schools in the process leading to the assembly in Busan. The statement aims at highlighting the strategic significance of ecumenical formation and theological education for the future of the ecumenical movement and reminding the churches of their responsibilities in the context of emerging challenges for the 21st century.
Located in Resources / / Education and ecumenical formation / Ecumenical theological education (ETE)