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Recent WCC publications

Climate Justice with and for Children and Youth in Churches Get Informed, Get Inspired, Take Action

Suggestions and good practices for Sunday schools, church-run schools and summer camps to implement the “Churches’ Commitments to Children”.

Healing the World: Eight Bible Studies for the Pandemic Era

In Healing the World, the World Council of Churches offers these eight Bible studies to facilitate our coming to terms—as individuals, groups, and communities of faith—with the loss, fear, and confusion engendered by the pandemic, and the bracing prospect of building the world anew.

The Light of Peace: The Churches and the Korean Peninsula

This booklet is the first iteration of a multiphase publication project highlighting the ongoing participation of the ecumenical movement toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. In addition to this introductory booklet, a more comprehensive book “The Light of Peace – The Churches and the Korean Peninsula” will be published by the WCC in September as well as a later multimedia publication.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Ecumenical Quest

This book aims to show how and why for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from the conclusion of his student years in Berlin to his death on the Nazi gallows at Flossenbürg, the ecumenical movement was central to his concerns. Of course, during these years he fulfilled several distinct roles: academic theologian and teacher, leading protagonist for the Confessing Church, pastor, seminary director and—most dramatically and controversially—willing participant in the German resistance and the conspiracy to overthrow Hitler. But it is his commitment to and active involvement in the ecumenical movement that form the most continuous thread of his life and activity, and links all his various engagements. Equally, the challenge that he laid down to that movement in his time remains a legacy which has still to be fully claimed by the ecumenical world today. This book therefore has two potential readerships particularly in view: enthusiastic admirers of Bonhoeffer who need convincing of the significance of ecumenism for him; and ecumenists who, content to leave Bonhoeffer in effigy safely in the martyr’s niche, have yet to consider what so invigoratingly he has to say—or, rather, what he has to question—about their contemporary concerns.

Training manuals and resource documents for countering HIV in Africa

Continuing its mission of providing practical pastoral resources to counter HIV and AIDS, WCC’s Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Advocacy and Initiatives (WCC EHAIA) has published a half dozen manuals for addressing key concerns of those most affected by the disease. Context-driven and language-specific, the six pieces yet tackle topics pertinent to the whole of Africa and beyond and can be employed to structure workshops and to inform resource persons themselves.

Healing Together: A Facilitator’s Resource for Ecumenical Faith and Community-Based Counselling

This facilitator’s manual was developed from a context where the causes of trauma include conflict, poverty, sexual and gender-based violence, and disease. It highlights God’s loving gift of reconciliation, gives hope, and forms the basis for a Christian ministry of accompaniment, transformation and healing.

Hope in These Troubled Times

Hope in These Troubled Times by Jürgen Moltmann. Translated by Margaret Kohl and Brian McNeil. Facing the future with hope — today’s many crises put the survival of the human species and of the planet at risk. What do Christians and Christian faith have to offer?

For Those Who Wish to Hear: Emerging Theologians on Mission and Evangelism

For those who wish to hear, these novel voices of emerging theologians offer authentic clues to translating the received traditions of Christianity in ways that might also transform the world.

Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World: A Christian Perspective

By the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the World Council of Churches.

Moving in the Spirit

Report of the World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

Called to Transforming Discipleship

Devotions from the World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism.

Complete Digital Edition of the Arusha Report

Conference on World Mission and Evangelism 2018.

Come and See

Come and See, A Theological Invitation
 to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. Faith and Order Paper Number 224.

Your Word is Truth: The Bible in Ten Christian Traditions

Focusing on ten influential streams of historic Christianity, the experts in this volume showcase the distinctive ways in which encountering the Bible—in all its power and perplexity—has profoundly inspired, informed, and shaped each tradition. In an age of globalization, recognizing the diverse gifts and insights of each tradition—Catholic and Protestant and Orthodox—enables readers to understand how and why Christians see the world as they do, and which facets of the biblical legacy light the way most promisingly for interconfessional encounter and collaboration.

Emilio Castro: A Legacy of Passionate Ecumenism

This is the engaging story of the first Latin American to serve the World Council of Churches as general secretary. Authors Carlos A. Sintado and Manuel Quintero Peréz, who spent many hours interviewing Emilio Castro in 2006, capture here his powers with the spoken word. Castro’s passionate engagement for ecumenism lifts off the pages as he retells the story of a career that took him from his native Uruguay to meetings with church and secular leaders throughout the world – from Nelson Mandela to Pope John Paul II.

Walking Together: Theological Reflections on the Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

What does it mean to go on pilgrimage? And further: what does it mean for Christians around the world to understand their discipleship in terms of pilgrimage in God’s realm of justice and peace?

Pilgrimage of Faith: Introducing the World Council of Churches

In this fresh and enlightening historical sketch, Donald Norwood traces the history of the World Council of Churches from its roots in pre-World War I Europe through the story of its ten successive assemblies. Published in the Council’s 70th anniversary year, this is a timely reminder not only of WCC’s rich history but also of its significance for member churches and the broader world in the 21st century.

Translating the Word, Transforming the World: An Ecumenical Reader

Translating the Word, Transforming the World is a stellar collection of nearly 30 of the most important, orienting documents of contemporary ecumenical and missiological reflection. Composed and compiled to serve as a textbook for the meeting of the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute, held in Arusha, Tanzania, in conjunction with the world conference of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism in March 2018, the volume nurtures ecumenical theological formation with a contextual sensitivity yet a truly global focus.

The Challenge of Transformation: An Ecumenical Journey

In this book covering the time from when he joined the World Council of Churches in 1969 as a young theologian from Germany to his period as WCC general secretary from 1993 to 2003, Konrad Raiser presents a first-person account of the ecumenical movement from the decisive turning point at the WCC’s Uppsala assembly in 1968 through to the challenges it faces today.

The International Review of Mission

For more than 100 years the International Review of Mission has been the leading academic journal with contributions by outstanding missiologists from all over the world and from various Christian backgrounds.