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"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.

Edited by Rev. Jacques Matthey

"You are the Light of the World" (Matthew 5:14)

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:

  • Mission and Evangelism: an Ecumenical Affirmation (1982)
  • Towards Common Witness: A Call to Adopt Responsible Relationships in Mission and to Renounce Proselytism (1997)
  • Mission and Evangelism in Unity Today (2000)
  • Mission as Ministry of reconciliation (2005)
  • The Healing Ministry of the Church (2005)

Introductions to the text distinguish officially adopted mission policy of the WCC from the working documents of advisory bodies. Taken together, this collection reflects an ecumenical vision of the churches' calling to glorify God while bearing witness to Jesus Christ and, guided by the Holy Spirit, seeking justice and serving humanity.

Prepared for the WCC's conference on world mission and evangelism of May 2005 in Athens, Greece, as well as for Christians in communities throughout the world, this volume provides a rich resource for study, dialogue and commentary on approaches to Christian mission –and on the theme of the Athens conference:

Come, Holy Spirit, heal and reconcile!
Called in Christ to be reconciling and healing communities

 

Specs: 170 pp; 5.25 x 8.25”; paper; perfect; 4-colour cover

Price: CHF15.00; €18.00; $15.00

ISBN: 978-2-8254-1435-4

Topic: Mission / Evangelism

Rights: World, all languages

 

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