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“Where does the ecumenical movement stand today and where should the WCC take in it in the future?”

- Where is the place the WCC should take in the ecumenical movement in the future? Not at the centre of the world, as the Inquistion wanted to see earth and church against Galilieo Galilei’s better knowledge, but as an actor in a polycentric ecumenical movement, a horizontal network of churches, ecumenical organizations, and groups, with the WCC taking responsibility to convene churches and other actors in the ecumenical movement and to strengthen their common vision and cooperation in their witness to the world in the name of Christ’s love. Appropriately, “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” is the theme of the next WCC assembly 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany.