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The Faith and Order Commission promotes visible unity of Christians by dealing with theological questions that divide churches.

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Consultation held on “Towards a Global Vision of the Church”

Consultation held on “Towards a Global Vision of the Church”

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission’s study group working on ecclesiology met at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena to continue an ongoing dialogue with representatives and experts on “new ways” of being the church.

Work for church unity includes breaking down barriers that divide humanity

Work for church unity includes breaking down barriers that divide humanity

Work for the unity of the church is inseparable from work for the unity of the human community and the whole of creation, according to the director of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

World Council of Churches unveils digital collection of Faith and Order papers

World Council of Churches unveils digital collection of Faith and Order papers

Scholars and students around the world will soon have access to a unique collection of documents that relate to the search for Christian unity online, instead of having to visit the archives in Geneva of the World Council of Churches (WCC) to seek out texts that are often difficult to obtain elsewhere.

Joint WCC-Roman Catholic group discusses peace building, migrants

Joint WCC-Roman Catholic group discusses peace building, migrants

The leaders of the Joint Working Group (JWG) between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches met 24-27 May in Targoviste, Romania, to discuss cooperation in peace building and the ecumenical challenge and opportunity posed by migrants and refugees.

Il gruppo di lavoro congiunto CEC - Cattolici romani discute della costruzione della pace e degli emigranti

Il gruppo di lavoro congiunto CEC - Cattolici romani discute della costruzione della pace e degli emigranti

I leader del Gruppo di lavoro congiunto (GLC) tra la Chiesa cattolica romana e il Consiglio ecumenico delle chiese si sono incontrati dal 24 al 27 maggio a Targoviste, in Romania, per discutere della cooperazione nella costruzione della pace, della sfida ecumenica e delle opportunità offerte dagli emigranti e dai rifugiati.

Global Christian Forum builds trust between Christian traditions says WCC general secretary

Global Christian Forum builds trust between Christian traditions says WCC general secretary

World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has told participants at the Global Christian Forum’s Third (GCF) Global Gathering in Bogota, Colombia that the GCF is remarkable in building trust among participants and opening ways for new forms of cooperation.

Arusha conference to consider, ‘The Church: Towards a common vision’

Arusha conference to consider, ‘The Church: Towards a common vision’

A document published in Swahili language titled, ‘The Church: Towards a common vision’ was launched at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania on 12 March. The document is now translated into 15 languages.

Pope Francis to visit the World Council of Churches this summer

Pope Francis to visit the World Council of Churches this summer

The Vatican and the World Council of Churches today announced that Pope Francis will visit the WCC this June. The formal announcement took place on 2 March at a joint press conference in the Vatican.

Visiting WCC, Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on “ecumenism of action”

Visiting WCC, Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on “ecumenism of action”

During a visit to the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva on 16 February, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke on an “ecumenism of action” as he also congratulated the WCC on its 70th anniversary.

Konrad Raiser shares ecumenical journey of transformation

Konrad Raiser shares ecumenical journey of transformation

Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser has been on an ecumenical journey for most of his adult life, which spans 80 years. The former WCC general secretary relates some of this pilgrimage in his newest publication, “The Challenge of Transformation: An Ecumenical Journey.” On 5 February, shortly after Raiser’s birthday, ecumenical experts from different generations, confessions and continents met in Geneva to discuss the newest publication by the man who led the WCC from 1993 to 2003.