World Council of Churches

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

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



















New items since



Sort by relevance · date (newest first) · alphabetically
Document Keynote address by the WCC general secretary
Keynote address by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia at the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, 28 July - 6 August 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Plenary Commission Meeting, Kuala Lumpur 2004
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 Interrogating and Redefining Power - Consultation of Younger Theologians from the South
Taking place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in February 2004, its purpose was to explore these theologians' distinct perspectives on power as people whose theology is shaped in contexts of intense struggles for life, justice and liberation.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Theological reflection on peace
Document Religious Plurality and Christian Self-Understanding
This unofficial text is the result of a unique collaboration among WCC Interreligious Relations, Mission and Evangelism, and Faith and Order staff, and their respective commissions or advisory bodies. It seeks a new approach to the difficult and controversial issues related to Christian self-understanding in a religiously plural world. The text, which is provisional as it has not been submitted to or adopted by any official WCC body, is shared here as a document for discussion and debate.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / IX. Other study processes
Document A Church of All and for All - An interim statement
There has been a growing awareness that persons with disabilities invite the Church to explore anew the understanding of the Gospel and the nature of the Church. This interim statement, drafted with participation from the Faith and Order Commission, offers pointers and insights on major theological themes. It is hoped that it will also help the churches address inclusion, active participation and full involvement in the spiritual and social life of the church in particular and society in general.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / IX. Other study processes
Document Information release on the 7th International Consultation of United and Uniting Churches
This brief text gives general information on the united and uniting churches, their achievements and the special challenges which they face today, as well as background information on their 7th International Consultation.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / VII. United and uniting Churches
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 The future of Faith and Order from the perspective of the new generation
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Youth
Document Nurturing Peace, Overcoming Violence: In the way of Christ for the sake of the World
This text is an invitation to a process of theological study and reflection on Peace, Justice and Reconciliation to be pursued during the Decade to Overcome Violence: Churches Seeking Peace and Reconciliation 2001-2010. It forms a basis for Faith and Order's theological reflection on peace and issues of violence.
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Theological reflection on peace
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