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Recent WCC publications

Liberating Lutheran Theology: Freedom for Justice and Solidarity with Others in a Global Context

The prophetic potential of global Christianity— Spanning the continents, three internationally respected theologians here demonstrate how the thought and legacy of Martin Luther can serve in an ecumenical and interfaith context as a resource for a radical yet helpful critique of global economics and contemporary culture.

One Baptism: Towards Mutual Recognition - A Study Text

One Baptism: Towards Mutual Recognition is a recent contribution to the churches’ quest for Christian unity. A decade in the making, it is a study document from the World Council of Churches’ Commission on Faith and Order that invites further dialogue among Christians concerning baptism within the One Church of Jesus Christ.

Many Women Were Also There...: The Participation of Orthodox Women in the Ecumenical Movement

Included in this volume are distinctive voices of Orthodox women – well-known theologians with a history of involvement who have made significant contributions to the ecumenical movement, but also promising theologians with new insights.

A Cloud of Witnesses: Opportunities for Ecumenical Commemoration

Commemorating the martyrdom and witness of Christians, both past and present, is a vital yet untapped source of Christian self-understanding and courage for the future. A Cloud of Witnesses reflects on the growing awareness that contemporary and historical witnesses to the Christian faith not only belong to individual confessional groups, but are also a source of inspiration for all the churches.

Justice Not Greed

Exploring different aspects of the current economic system and proposing alternatives, 14 leading Christian economists, theologians, ethicists and sociologists grapple with the failures of our financial system to tackle inequality, poverty and ecological destruction.

"You are the Light of the World": Statements on Mission by the World Council of Churches , 1980-2005

What do "mission" and "evangelism" mean in the theology and practice of churches active in the ecumenical movement today? "You Are the Light of the World" is a compendium of statements on Christian mission produced within the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1980 through early 2005.