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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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First Francophone Christian Forum opens in Lyon with call for “fewer walls, more bridges”

More than 220 church leaders representing over 20 churches from Belgium, France, Luxemburg and Switzerland are meeting from 27-31 October in the French city of Lyon for the first Francophone Christian Forum.

WCC mourns passing of Metropolitan Anba Bishoy of Damietta

WCC mourns passing of Metropolitan Anba Bishoy of Damietta

The World Council of Churches is mourning the passing of Metropolitan Bishoy of Damietta, Kafr El-Sheikh, Barary, and the Monastery of Saint Demiana of the Coptic Orthodox Church. One of the senior and most influential Coptic Orthodox Prelates of the modern era, he has made extensive contributions in the areas of Pan-Orthodox unity, dialogue and ecumenism. He was a close colleague of the late Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria.

Communiqué issued from conference on “Holy Scripture in a Changing World”

Communiqué issued from conference on “Holy Scripture in a Changing World”

Participants in an international conference on “The Holy Scripture in a Changing World,” held in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia from 27 September-1 October released a communiqué describing their experience and insights.

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.

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.

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.

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.