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Global Christian Forum convenes online to reflect on aims during COVID-19 pandemic

Global Christian Forum convenes online to reflect on aims during COVID-19 pandemic

Global Christian Forum, Bogota, 2018, Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

08 September 2020

The Global Christian Forum, on 3 September, virtually convened a committee of 29 people representing Christian traditions from all over the world. They reflected on the aims of the forum as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Discussions centered around a paper delivered by Rev. Hubert van Beek, founding secretary of the Global Christian Forum, on the specific contribution of the forum to the ongoing search for Christian unity. Participants agreed that the forum should intensify its future work in two directions: reaching new generations of leadership and encouraging regional and national meetings of Christian leaders.

The committee meeting was preceded the day before by the meeting of the Facilitation Group, an advisory body to the secretary composed of representatives of the four pillars of the Global Christian Forum: the World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance, Pentecostal World Fellowship and Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The Global Christian Forum is a platform wherein representatives from a broad range of Christian churches and inter-church organizations can gather to foster mutual respect and to explore and address together common challenges. It aims  to deepen fraternal relationships among Christians that may lead to common witness and shared participation in mission. One of its distinctive marks is the practice of sharing personal and ecclesial faith stories.

 

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