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Thirty days that changed the ecumenical movement

No holidays for William Temple, Archbishop of York, early in August 1937. The ecumenical movement for the social responsibility of the churches, known as Life and Work,” had just held its world conference in Oxford, 12-26 July, with the church struggle against emerging totalitarian states at the heart of its theme and work. Temple had drafted the final message of the conference, known for the motto let the Church be the Church.”   

New WCC Faith and Order Commission holds inaugural meeting

The new World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on Faith and Order held its inaugural meeting, where commissioners and the consultants came together to get glimpse of Christian encounter from many church traditions, and mapped out their work ahead together.