Hands in prayer

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

The document provides self-descriptions on how 14 different church traditions engage in moral discernment processes. Each one reflects on the sources they use, how these sources interplay with each other and who actually participates in the process.

In a series of three webinars, the commission will introduce the document and two other publications that assist in learning from and with each other about discerning ethical questions in the churches.

Speakers will include:

Prof. Dr Myriam Wijlens, professor of Canon Law, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Erfurt (Germany) (moderator)

Rev. Vladimir Shmalii, associate professor, Ss Cyril and Methodius Postgraduate School and MEPhI University (Russia)

Kristina Mantasasvili, PhD candidate, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Prof. Dr Rachel Muers, professor of Theology, University of Leeds (UK)

Prof. Dr Steven R. Harmon, professor of Historical Theology, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, Boiling Springs, North Carolina (USA)

H.E. Dr Polycarpus A. Aydin, metropolitan for the Archdiocese of the Netherlands of the Syriac Orthodox Church (Netherlands)

Prof. Dr Vimal Tirimanna, professor of Systematic Moral Theology at the Pontifical Alphonsian Academy, Rome, and at the National Seminary of Our Lady of Lanka, Kandy (Sri Lanka)


Register here to attend the webinar, Thursday, 29 April, 3 pm CET

Churches and moral discernment: A series of three webinars by WCC Faith and Order Commission

WCC Faith and Order Commission - Churches and Moral Discernment Webinar Series (video)