Flowers in the garden

Flowers in a garden in Jerusalem.


WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay also expressed gratitude for the Anabaptist legacy of drawing upon tenets of faith.

The wider Christian family is richer for the stories of daring hope in the legacy of the Anabaptist tradition,” said WCC general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay. At a societal level, the Anabaptist movement dared age-old alliances between churches and monarchs.”

The Anabaptist movement also declared autonomy from the state, noted Pillay. Such daring is ever so relevant today when a growing sense of nationalism seeks to co-opt the Christian message as a tool for wars, violence, and discrimination,” he said. May the social and personal ethics of a life of discipleship in Jesus Christ invite us all to a daring hope to serve humankind and all of creation through action.”

WCC Greetings to “Daring! 500 Years of the Anabaptist Movement 1525-2025”