The series, which will comprise eight webinars, is being produced by the commission’s study group on ecclesiology. With the first three webinars planned for 2021, the remaining will take place in 2022 leading up to the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe.
Between 2015 and 2020, the study group of Faith and Order commissioners working on ecclesiology met regularly to read, analyse and reflect together on the more than 70 responses to “The Church: Towards a Common Vision” received. They identified 16 key themes or issues often raised by the responses, and produced papers on each of these.
The first webinar, “The Church in and for the world - the Church in mission,” is scheduled for 21 June, and will present two themes out of the 16, focusing on chapter four of the publication, and the church and mission.
- Metropolitan Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, moderator of the WCC Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, will give his response to the themes.
Other speakers will include:
- Rev. Dr Susan Durber, of the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom and moderator of the WCC Faith and Order Commission
- Rev. Dr Stephanie Dietrich, of the Church of Norway and member of the Faith and Order Commission. She served as one of the editors for The Church: Towards a Common Vision responses’ two volumes
- Rev. Dr Glenroy Lalor, of the Jamaica Baptist Union and member of the, Faith and Order Commission.