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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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Prayer service hails churches’ involvement in the fight against inequality

Prayer service hails churches’ involvement in the fight against inequality

“Inequality hurts us all and goes against God’s vision of life in abundance for every human being”, said Athena Peralta, World Council of Churches (WCC) programme executive for economic and ecological justice, at a prayer service on the occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality, held at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, on 21 January.

  “Bible App” brings Week of Prayer to even more people

“Bible App” brings Week of Prayer to even more people

A “Bible App” is making material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity available on smart phones, computers and tablets as the World Council of Churches (WCC) continues its collaboration with YouVersion.

“Toward a Common Vision” focus of study group

“Toward a Common Vision” focus of study group

A study group from the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission met at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute from 8-12 January to continue ongoing work on the reception of response to “The Church Toward a Common Vision”.

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

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.