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Document Valedictory sermon: "Signs of the Times"
Valedictory sermon by World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia at the Ecumenical Centre chapel on Monday, 7 December 2009.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Sermons
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 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 A Cloud of Witnesses: message to the churches from a symposium in Bose
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Visible unity
Document LWF 60th anniversary
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Interrogating and Redefining Power - A theological consultation
If violence is an exercise of power over the powerless or a retaliation to such, what makes power prone to abuse? Why do people not only fear but also aspire for sources of violent power? Why do some religious traditions view violence as a divine attribute? How is power understood and exercised within our churches? What biblical and theological resources do we have to offer in the search for responsible new ways of understanding and exercising power? Interrogating and redefining power is crucial to our attempts to overcome violence.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Theological reflection on peace
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 The Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV), Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace
Located in Resources / / Peace and disarmament / Peace concerns
Document Costly Unity
This text is the fruit of the joint study programme on Ecclesiology and Ethics conducted by Faith and Order and the WCC's Justice, Peace and Creation team. The results of meetings in Rønde, Denmark; Jerusalem, Israel; and Johannesburg, South Africa, they explore how the churches are called to be a community of ethical reflection - and engagement - in today's world.
Located in Resources / / VI. Church and World: Unity and the life of the Church in the World / Ecclesiology and Ethics