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Recent WCC publications

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.

Divine Hospitality: A Christian-Muslim Conversation

In face of unprecedented awareness of religious diversity, as well as the dangers of conflict, interreligious dialogue has become vital. Yet, these authors maintain, it is the commitment to think together about religious faith and our inherited traditions that genuinely moves mutual understanding to new levels.

I Belong: Biblical Reflections on Statelessness

The biblical record challenges all of us to see for the first time those among us who are have no legal identity—the ultimate marginalization.

A Communion in Faith and Love: Elisabeth Behr-Sigel’s Ecclesiology

Learning from a master: The work of Orthodox theologian and ecumenical pioneer Elisabeth Behr-Sigel still has radical implications for how we understand being church.

Growth in Agreement IV: International Dialogue Texts and Agreed Statements, 2004 – 2014, Volumes 1 and 2

A gift to the ongoing work of reconciliation among Christians— The textual fruits of ecumenical dialogue over the last decade are presented here in complete documents. The vast yield is here collected in two volumes, incorporating bilateral and multilateral dialogues of the churches across the Christian confessions—Orthodox, Catholic, and Reformation traditions—and evinces not only agreements and disagreements but also the new insights that dialogue itself reveals.