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Ripples in the Water

This compilation of stories depicts the challenges
and successes of various struggles for water justice by member churches and organizations of the Ecumenical Water Network. AVAILABLE MARCH 2015

Encountering the God of Life

"God of life, lead us to justice and peace”
Under this theme, the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches drew 3500 registrants and thousands of other visitors from 100 countries to Busan, Republic of Korea, in late 2013. This indispensable volume not only records the essential business and actions of the assembly. It also captures something of the intellectual and religious energy of the assembly’s key presentations, discussions, and statements.

Building Peace on Earth: Report of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation

The International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC), organized by the World Council of Churches in May 2011, brought together more than one thousand participants from more than 100 countries around the world. This historic gathering encouraged individuals and churches to renew their commitment to nonviolence and peace with justice and gave impetus for the wider ecumenical family and its related constituencies to pursue their search for peace.

Ecumenical Dynamic: Living more than one place at once

Ranging across a century of active Christian engagement, historical theologian Keith Clements finds in the ecumenical movement a radical openness that has served to enliven, sustain, and renew Christianity through tumultuous times. Indeed, in the itch to encounter and learn from others very different from ourselves, to "live in more than one place at once," Clements identifies a core element in ecumenical Christian spirituality that is perhaps more relevant today than ever before.

Ecumenical Visions for the 21st Century: A Reader for Theological Education

In an era in which life itself is imperilled, Christians around the world are challenged to authentic witness to the God of life and to justice and peace. Ecumenical Visions, prepared as a core resource for theological education and reflection in advance of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, equips Christians to discern and develop relevant and responsible insights in many arenas of Christian engagement.

When Pastors Prey: Overcoming Clergy Sexual Abuse of Women

While clergy abuse of children has received worldwide attention from media and legal authorities, little has been written about the more widespread and devastating phenomenon of clergy abuse of adult women. This prophetic project breaks the silence and gathers the resources to address a problem that undermines the very foundations of pastoral work and institutional Christianity.

Religion Power Politics

Focusing on the global picture and on all religions, not least Christianity, in this book author Konrad Raiser closely probes the relationship between religion and politics in all its rich, promising, and sometimes deadly combinations.

Reading the Gospels with the Early Church: A Guide

“New refreshing insights on our understanding of the gospel in the 21st century from our ancient past—this is the surprising impact of what is captured in this small book in which the thoughts of early church figures are brought alive in a new way.” —Setri Nyomi, World Communion of Reformed Churches, General Secretary

The Church: Towards a Common Vision

At once the instrument of and obstacle to Christian unity, the identity of the church itself has often been the subject of debate and division in Christian history. Yet, despite such diversity and the steep challenges presented by the present context, The Church: Towards a Common Vision presents a genuine ecumenical convergence of understanding on the fundamental character and mission of the Church from a variety of communions, traditions, and regions.

Practicing Hope

HIV—the ongoing challenge to churches and church leaders—

Almost thirty-five years after the advent of HIV and AIDS, churches, church bodies and church leaders are developing competence in handling the enormous personal, communal, cultural and religious dimensions of the epidemic. Yet the challenge is ongoing and global. While the rate of new infections is declining in Africa, for example, it is on the rise in Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Human Rights of Stateless People

Report of the International Consultation "Towards an Ecumenical Advocacy on Rights of Stateless People", organized by World Council of Churches / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, 27 February - 1 March 2013 in Washington D.C., U.S.A

Ninth Report 2007–2012

“Receiving one another in the name of Christ”—

In the time and spirit of the Second Vatican Council, in 1965 a joint working group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches was inaugurated. It has served as a catalyst to fruitful collaborations between the two bodies, supported the ecumenical endeavours of each other, and launched special projects of its own.

At Home with God and in the World

The essential writings of Philip A. Potter—
· A charismatic and visionary ecumenist
· Includes key writings
· Includes many previously unpublished pieces
· Complete bibliography and extensive biographical materials

A pivotal figure in the ecumenical movement and in world Christianity during the last 50 years, Philip Potter brought charismatic personality, moral energy and prophetic insight to his leadership of the World Council of Churches in a time religious and socio-political turmoil.

The “Other” Is My Neighbour

The global phenomenon of migration—with more than 200 million people now living away from their countries of origin—poses tremendous personal, cultural, economic, and religious challenges. How can Christians and Christian churches best understand and respond to migration? What changes and challenges do today’s migrations signify for the churches themselves? AVAILABLE JMARCH 2015

Economy of Life

“An economy of life is not only possible, it is in the making, and justice lies at its foundation.”
— PWE Call for Action
The enormous economic changes of recent years have highlighted problematic aspects and disturbing trends in our prevailing economic system. It will never be able to eradicate poverty nor safeguard God’s wondrous creation.

Just Peace: Orthodox Perspectives

Despite their largely pacifist origins, Christianity and Christian traditions can claim only limited success in their efforts to conciliate conflict, avoid violence, and stop war. Perhaps it is time, say the eminent contributors to this deeply reflective volume, to look at Eastern and Oriental traditions, to the very different perspectives of Orthodox Christian on issues of war, peace, and the justice that must undergird peace.

Orthodoxy and Political Theology

While known for their robust ecclesiology and rich doctrinal and liturgical identity, the Orthodox churches have not strongly advanced political theology. Yet, for our time of momentous change and tumult, maintains Pantelis Kalaitzidis, such a vision is crucial. For the first time, here is a careful analytical assessment, well informed by historical insights, of the theological stance and public witness of the Orthodox churches in the political arena.