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WCC seeks articles from younger theologians to mark 70th anniversary

WCC seeks articles from younger theologians to mark 70th anniversary

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01 March 2018

Students of theology, younger theologians and early career researchers are being invited to bring their perspectives and insights to the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in a special issue in October 2018 of the WCC’s quarterly journal, The Ecumenical Review.

The overall theme of the anniversary is “Walking Together, Serving Justice and Peace,” and The Ecumenical Review has issued an invitation for articles that focus on an aspect of the WCC’s history or work, illustrating its relevance for the future path of the WCC and the wider ecumenical movement in the 21st century.

“This is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and common action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God’s call for unity, mission, justice and peace,” said the WCC’s general secretary, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

The WCC’s founding assembly took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in August 1948, and the 70th anniversary of The Ecumenical Review also falls in 2018.

The best articles representing different church traditions, contexts and perspectives will be published in The Ecumenical Review, and a selection of other articles will be published online. The deadline for contributions is 31 May 2018.

Articles should be between 5000 and 6000 words (including footnotes and references) and written in English. However, they will be judged on the quality of their contribution and not their English language proficiency. They should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

More information and guidelines:

This invitation for articles is part of the programme to commemorate the WCC’s 70th anniversary, with events throughout 2018, including a celebration at the WCC’s central committee from 15 to 21 June in Geneva. The WCC, its member churches and partners are planning a variety of events to move  forward on the WCC’s Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, and at the same time honour and learn from these 70 years of ecumenical endeavour.


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