WCC Faith and Order Webinar - “Koinonia and Visible Unity”

A webinar hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission on Koinonia and Visible Unity,” scheduled for 30 September, will be a continuation of a  series on responses to The Church: Towards a Common Vision.

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

Two  papers will be presented by members of the Faith and Order Commission:   Communion and Koinonia in The Church: Towards a Common Vision” by Rev. Dr Ellen Wondra, and Visible Unity and Mutual Recognition: from Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry to The Church: Towards a Common Vision and beyond” by Rev. Dr Susan Durber.

The webinar is the second in a series that analyses some 80 responses to the convergence document The Church: Towards a Common Vision,” published in 2013.

The series, which will comprise eight webinars, is being produced by the Commissions 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  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.

Speakers will include:

  • Rev. Dr Ellen Wondra, who served as an co-editor of  Churches Respond to The Church: Towards a Common Vision
  • Rev. Dr Susan Durber, moderator, WCC Faith and Order Commission
  • Rev. Canon Dr John Gibaut, president, provost and vice-chancellor of Thorneloe University; former director of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order

Moderator: Rev. Dr Sotiris Boukis, member of the Commission on Faith and Order 


Register here and join the webinar live, Thursday 30 September, 2 pm