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SEI 2004: Be Not Afraid

'Be Not Afraid', Summer Ecumenical Institute 2004
« Soyez sans crainte », Le colloque œcuménique pour l’été 2004

Issue No. 6, April 2004 “Be Not Afraid“, Summer Ecumenical Institute 2004 The 2004 Summer Ecumenical Institute, “Be Not Afraid”, is to be held at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg May 9-12. Sponsored by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, it is being planned by representatives from a wide range of Winnipeg churches. The central theme
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Posted: Apr. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=92
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SEI 2004: Soyez sans crainte

'Be Not Afraid', Summer Ecumenical Institute 2004
« Soyez sans crainte », Le colloque œcuménique pour l’été 2004

Le colloque œcuménique pour l’été 2004 se tiendra à l’Université Canadian Mennonite, à Winnipeg, du 9 au 12 mai 2004; le thème sera: « Soyez sans crainte ». Le colloque est parrainé par le Prairie Centre for Ecumenism et organisé par des représentants des diverses Églises de Winnipeg.

Le thème principal du colloque présente ce qui unit les chrétiens dans une société qui favorise une culture axée sur la peur. Le conférencier invité est le Dr Tom Yoder Neufeld, professeur des études sur la paix et la résolution de conflits du Conrad Grebel College de l’Université de Waterloo. Les conférence du dimanche et du lundi soir sont ouvertes au grand public.
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Posted: Apr. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=93
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2004, Christian unity, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Le Centre Canadien d’Oecuménisme fête ses 40 ans!

Numéro 7, mai 2004 Le Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme fête ses 40 ans! En octobre 1963 le Père Irénée Beaubien, s.j., a fondé le Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme à Montréal. Pendant quatre décennies le Centre a fidèlement porté la mission du rapprochement entre tous les chrétiens et chrétiennes et l’ouverture au dialogue avec d’autres religions. C’est avec
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Posted: May 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=106
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The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism Celebrates 40 Years!

Issue No. 7, May 2004 The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism Celebrates 40 Years! In October 1963 Father Irenée Beaubien s.j., founded the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism. For four decades the Centre has carried on its mission faithfully and has fostered reconciliation between Christians as well as dialogue with other religious traditions. This year we celebrate
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Posted: May 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=107
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Centre Canadien d’œcuménisme, events
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WCC Assembly 2006: God, in your grace, transform the world

God, in your grace, transform the world - World Council of Churches 9th Assembly, 14 to 23 February 2006, Porto Alegre, Brazil

The 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches will meet in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14 – 23 February 2006, addressing the theme “God, in your grace, transform the world.” The assembly will be a time of encounter, prayer, celebration and deliberation for thousands of Christian women and men from around the world. The World
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Posted: Jan. 28, 2006 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=199
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2006, Christian unity, events, WCC, WCC Assembly
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Assemblée du COE 2006 : Transforme le monde, Dieu, dans ta grâce

Transforme le monde, Dieu, dans ta grâce - Conseil oecuménique des Églises 9e Assemblée, 14 au 23 février 2006, Porto Alegre, Brésil

“Transforme le monde, Dieu, dans ta grâce” est le thème choisi pour la Neuvième Assemblée du Conseil œcuménique des Églises qui se réunira à Porto Alegre, Brésil, du 14 au 23 février 2006. L’Assemblée sera un temps de rencontre, de prière, de célébration et de délibération pour des milliers de chrétiennes et de chrétiens du
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Posted: Jan. 28, 2006 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=200
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: 2006, WCC
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Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and our Search for God

Henri Nouwen (1932-1996)

A major international conference entitled, “Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and our Search for God” will bring together scholars, ministers, university students, and spiritual seekers to explore themes and ideas that preoccupied Nouwen in his lifetime and which have particular relevance in today’s context.
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Posted: Mar. 31, 2006 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=222
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2006, events
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nidus festival 2006: feel the current

nidus festival 2006: feel the current

Nidus is a festival for people from all streams of Christian faith with music, arts, keynotes, worship, dialogue, drama & dance. Several thousand youth, young adults, families and others will gather in Kitchener, Ontario from August 4th to 6th. It will be a unique opportunity for people to come together to express faith, celebrate through
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Posted: May 17, 2006 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=233
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2006, Canadian Council of Churches, Christian unity, events, justice, worship, youth
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Oikumene Film Festival

Oikumene Film Festival

The Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches USA hopes people will see a new connection between film and theology when it holds its first-ever Oikumene Film Festival to promote further exploration of visual media as a form of ecumenical expression. The festival will be part of the commission’s 50th-anniversary celebration, July
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Posted: June 13, 2006 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=239
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2007, events, National Council of Churches of Christ (USA), WCC Commission on Faith & Order
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Making Peace in the Household of God — SEI 2007

Summer Ecumenical Institute 2007: Making Peace in the Household of God

Conflict is not necessarily a bad thing. Yet in the churches there is a fear of conflict, and a tendency to go for peace at any price, sweeping conflict under the carpet until it cannot be contained. The 2007 Summer Ecumenical Institute aims to help church people build a vision of how conflict can become a force for good in our communities, and to equip participants with the basic skills they need to become active peace-builders in their own settings.

The Summer Ecumenical Institute (SEI) — scheduled for June 26 to 29 in Saskatoon — is sponsored by the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.
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Posted: Jan. 7, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=283
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2007, Christian unity, conflict, events, peace, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, resolution, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Catégorie : ConferencesDans cet article : 2007, Christian unity, conflict, events, peace, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, resolution, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute


Social Justice Institute – May 3 – 5, 2007

Social Justice Institute: Whose Story? Whose Justice? Imagining Alternatives

Social Justice Institute 2007: Whose Story? Whose Justice? Imagining Alternatives – with keynote speakers Lee Cormie, Paul Hansen, Kathy Vandergrift, and several other workshop options. This ecumenical event will be held at Newman Theological College, Edmonton. Overnight accomodation, meals available. For brochure with agenda, registration form, more information contact 780-467-2833 or email: sji2007 [at] telus [dot] net.
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Posted: Apr. 5, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=309
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: events, justice
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SEI 2007: Making Peace in the Household of God

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is pleased to announce that its Summer Ecumenical Institute for 2007 will take place in Saskatoon June 26-29. The theme of the conference is conflict resolution and transformation within and among churches, under the working title “Making Peace in the Household of God.”

Many Canadian churches appear to be experiencing conflict, often more within than between denominations. Liberals and conservatives in many churches are in tension over issues such as human sexuality and the interpretation of scripture, and the ‘heat’ seems to be rising. The skills of courtesy, listening and dialogue, which ecumenically-minded people have been developing over the years, are today needed just as much within our churches as between them.
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Posted: June 26, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=330
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Christian unity, conflict resolution, conflict transformation, peace, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Making Peace in the Household of God — SEI 2007

Summer Ecumenical Institute 2007: Making Peace in the Household of God

The early bird registration deadline for the 2007 Summer Ecumenical Institute is March 15. Please register soon. A conference brochure and registration form are available online at ecumenism.net/sei/2007_sei_brochure.pdf
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Posted: June 26, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=331
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Christian unity, conflict transformation, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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SEI timetable and workshops announced

Summer Ecumenical Institute 2007: Making Peace in the Household of God

The 2007 Summer Ecumenical Institute entitled “Making Peace in the Household of God” is scheduled for June 26 to 29 in Saskatoon. As final preparations are underway, the final timetable has been released along with a list of optional workshops. The conference begins on Tuesday evening with an ecumenical worship service at St. Paul’s Cathedral at 7 p.m. Dr. David Brubaker, one of our keynote speakers, will preach the sermon. The general public is invited to attend this service.
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Posted: June 26, 2007 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=332
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Christian unity, conflict transformation, events, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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US Baptists gather to forge new covenant

More than 20,000 Baptists from across North America will gather in Atlanta January 30-February 1, 2008, in an unprecedented demonstration of Baptist unity. The history-making event will culminate months of planning by leaders of more than 30 Baptist organizations who laid the groundwork for a new era of cooperation during a series of meetings at The Carter Center in 2006 and early 2007.

The New Baptist Covenant is an informal alliance of more than 30 racially, geographically, and theologically diverse Baptist organizations from throughout North America that claim more than 20 million members. Representatives of these Baptist organizations have reaffirmed traditional Baptist values, including sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and its implications for public and private morality, as well as their obligations as Christians to fulfill the biblical mandate to promote peace with justice, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, care for the sick and the marginalized, and promote religious liberty and respect for religious diversity.

Under the theme “Unity in Christ,” the three-day Atlanta Celebration will feature speakers and presenters who will address historic Baptist commitments and explore other opportunities to work together as Christian partners. The Biblical text for the Celebration is Luke 4:18-19. Themes for the five plenary sessions are:

• Unity in Seeking Peace with Justice
• Unity in Bringing Good News to the Poor
• Unity in Respecting Diversity
• Unity in Welcoming the Stranger
• Unity in Setting the Captive Free

In addition to the plenary sessions, the Celebration will feature 16 special-interest sessions dealing with topics such as racism, religious liberty, poverty, the AIDS pandemic, faith in public policy, stewardship of the earth, evangelism, financial stewardship, and prophetic preaching.

Joint Midwinter Board Meeting

Prior to the New Baptist Covenant Celebration, the Joint Midwinter Board Meeting of the National Baptist Conventions in America, represented by the four Black Baptist Conventions — National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBCUSA, Inc.), National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. (NBCA, Inc.), Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC, Inc.), and National Missionary Baptist Convention of America (NMBCA) — will be held January 28 – 30 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The mission of this second historic meeting is to continue strengthening the bonds between the four Conventions.

The Joint Midwinter Board Meeting is expected to draw 10,000 attendees from across the nation, and the world, who will meet over a three-day period to review the business and governance of their respective Conventions, engage in biblically based educational and informational forums highlighting community, domestic, and world issues, and join in Christian fellowship. The four Conventions will come together daily for joint sessions and activities, in addition to holding separate meetings. This is the second gathering of the four Conventions, and as agreed upon by each Convention president during the groundbreaking 2005 gathering in Nashville, TN, it will continue to be a regularly scheduled meeting held every three to four years.
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Posted: Jan. 30, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=417
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: Baptist, Christian unity, church, events
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Is Christianity still relevant today? – Summer Ecumenical Institute 2008

Is Christianity still relevant today? – Summer Ecumenical Institute 2008

A Summer Ecumenical Institute will be held in Montréal from June 4 to 6, 2008, with the theme “Is Christianity still relevant today? How to respond effectively to a postmodern culture.” This bilingual programme has been planned and organized by the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism. There will be a variety of speakers, including Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton; Fr. Tom Ryan, c.s.p.; Rev. Dr. James Christie; Rev. Dr. Glenn Smith; Rev. Dr. Stephen Bigham; Dr. Édouard Bédard, and Joy Bédard.

For further information, please contact the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism at 1819 René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, QC, H3H 2P5; phone 514-937-9176; fax 514-937-4986; email infor [at] oikoumene [dot] ca or their new website www.oikoumene.ca. The registration brochure is also available online.

Note: The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism will not be holding a Summer Ecumenical Institute in 2008 and encourages Prairie ecumenists to participate in this SEI in Montréal.
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Posted: May 28, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=466
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Christian unity, events, Summer Ecumenical Institute, workshop
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Upcoming programs at the PCE in 2008-2009

Upcoming programs at the PCE in 2008-2009

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the announcement by Pope John XXIII of the Second Vatican Council, one of whose two main aims was the advancement of Christian unity. It is also 50 years since Fr. Bernard de Margerie received his call to the ministry of ecumenism, and 25 years since the founding of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. The theme running throughout our 2008-09 programs will be The Ministry of Christian Reconciliation and Unity: Giving Thanks for the Past, Committing to the Future.

A number of our regular programs have been dedicated to this theme, and some special projects are being planned as well. Here is some preliminary information and dates for this year:

• Ecumenical Contacts Workshop
• Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
• 6th Annual Ecumenical Scripturefest
• Summer Ecumenical Institute

Ecumenical Contacts Workshop

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Spadina & 20th St.). Beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m., closing at 12:00. “All the Saints Gather for Prayer: theory and practice of prayer together for Christian unity and reconciliation.” Progress in ecumenism comes out of prayer, especially prayer together. We will prepare for our 2009 year of celebrations by exploring theory and best practice for planning worship ecumenically. Led by Nick Jesson and Amanda Currie with others. Worship resources table available. Please join us.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25, 2009 Theme: “That they may become one in your hand” (Ez. 37:17)
Our Week of Prayer observances in Saskatoon will be as rich as usual. Mark your calendars with the closing service of the Week of Prayer on the “50-50-25” theme. We have much to celebrate at this service. Plan to join us at McClure United Church in Saskatoon at 3:00 p.m., January 25th.

6th Annual Ecumenical Scripturefest

Scripturefest, a program from Queen’s House of Retreats, will follow our theme for the year. It will be an occasion for reflecting and dialoguing about the scripture readings set for the 2009 Week of Prayer, “That They May Become One in Your Hand” (Ez. 37:17). Saturday, Jan. 24th at Queen’s House, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Keynote Speakers: Rev. David Jobling & Rev. Bill Richards. Cost is $35 (includes lunch). Please book ahead through Queen’s House (306-242-1916).

Summer Ecumenical Institute

Mark your calendars now for June 2-5, 2009 and plan to be with us at Queen’s House of Retreats in Saskatoon. The Summer Ecumenical Institute will follow our 50-50-25 theme, reviewing and celebrating the achievements of the ecumenical movement over the past 50 years, describing where the ‘growing edge’ is today and dreaming dreams for our future.

We are delighted that Fr. Tom Ryan, a much-sought-after speaker and retreat leader, has accepted the invitation to be one of our keynote speakers.

Further details will follow later in the fall.
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Posted: Aug. 29, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=488
Categories: Conferences, DialogueIn this article: events, Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, prayer, Saskatoon
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Saints and martyrs: international ecumenical symposium

Saints and martyrs: international ecumenical symposium

[WCC News] Can saints and martyrs – or for that matter, Christians who lived exemplary lives – help unite the churches into which they were born? An international group of experts will discuss this and other related questions at a symposium in an Italian monastery.
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Posted: Sept. 23, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=500
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: dialogue, saints
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Saints et martyrs: symposium œcuménique international

Saints et martyrs: symposium œcuménique international

[COE News] Les saints et les martyrs – ou tout simplement, les chrétiens et chrétiennes qui ont mené une vie exemplaire – peuvent-ils contribuer à unifier les Eglises dans lesquelles ils sont nés? Un groupe d’experts internationaux va se pencher sur cette question et tout ce qu’elle implique lors d’un symposium organisé dans un monastère italien.
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Posted: Sept. 23, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=501
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: dialogue, saints
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Women in Ministry: Lives Taken, Blessed, Broken & Shared

Women in Ministry: Lives Taken, Blessed, Broken & Shared

“Women who serve professionally in ecclesial ministry have much to offer the church and have much to share with one another.” It is with this conviction that the second Women in Ministry gathering will take place at Queen’s House Retreat and Renewal; Centre, Saskatoon, from February 15 to 17, 2009. This year’s gathering takes inspiration from the book “Life of the Beloved” by Henri Nouwen.

The purpose of bringing together ordained and lay women employed in ecclesial ministry of all Christian traditions is to share and celebrate our journeys of faith and of call, to learn from and to support each other. Ministry commitments and responsibilities can have a way of insulating us from one another if we are not intentional about forging connections and encounters.

Facilitated by Marie-Louis Ternier-Gommers, Rev. Amanda Currie, Rev. Debbie Walker, and Elizabeth Nickel. There will be a special guest presenter, Bishop Cindy Halmarson of the ELCIC Saskatchewan Synod.

Pre-registration is required at least two weeks in advance in order to ensure that the program has adequate attendance to proceed.
Register online at Queen’s House, use the Registration form, or phone (306) 242-1916; fax (306) 653-5941; or email info [at] queenshouse [dot] org.
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Posted: Dec. 24, 2008 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=540
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: events, ministry, Saskatoon, women
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Summer Ecumenical Institute 2009

Rev Tom Ryan, CSP

Summer Ecumenical Institute 2009: Telling our story, shaping our future: Christian unity and reconciliation in Canada

June 2-5, 2009 in Saskatoon, SK

The Summer Ecumenical Institute will function as a stock-taking and a vision-building exercise for the grassroots ecumenical community in Canada. 2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism. It is also the 50th anniversary of the announcement by Pope John XXIII of the Second Vatican Council, one of whose main aims was the advancement of Christian unity. It is 50 years since our founder, Fr. Bernard de Margerie, received his call to the path of ecumenism. There is much to celebrate!

More details at ecumenism.net/sei/
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Posted: Mar. 21, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=566
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: Christian unity, education, Saskatoon, Summer Ecumenical Institute
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A Time for Hope: A National Marriage Enrichment Conference

A Time for Hope: A National Marriage Enrichment Conference

A Time for Hope: A National Marriage Enrichment Conference
March 19-20, 2010
Sheraton Cavalier, Saskatoon, SK

1-877-661-5005, ext 229
www.marriage2010.ca
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Posted: Sept. 16, 2009 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=599
Categories: ConferencesIn this article: 2010, marriage, Saskatoon
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The Third Lausanne Congress opens

Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town 2010)

The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization opens in Cape Town this weekend, Sunday 17 October 2010. It draws together 4,000 invited participants from 197 nations, and extends through GlobaLink sites to 90 countries. The Congress theme is ‘God in Christ, reconciling the world to himself’ (2 Corinthians 5:19) and how to bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching in every region of the world and every sphere of society.
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Posted: Oct. 16, 2010 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=1503
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: evangelism/evangelization, Lausanne Commission for World Evangelism, mission
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WCC leader’s speech reaches to evangelical Christians

The head of the World Council of Churches has reached out to a global gathering of Evangelicals saying Christians of different traditions need to learn from each other to participate together in God’s mission.

“We are called to be one, to be reconciled, so that the world may believe that God reconciles the world to himself in Christ,” the WCC general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, said in a 17 October address on the opening day of the 3rd Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization.
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Posted: Oct. 18, 2010 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=1506
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: evangelism/evangelization, Lausanne Commission for World Evangelism, mission
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Un incontro promosso dal Prairie Centre for Ecumenism in Canada

«Noi dobbiamo lavorare ogni giorno, pregando e testimoniando Cristo, per la piena e visibile unità della Chiesa che significa un corpo con molte membra»: questa è la finalità del Prairie Centre for Ecumenism (Cpe) che promuove, anche quest’anno, un incontro di riflessione teologico-pastorale dal titolo «Reconciling Churches/Reconciling Peoples». L’incontro, in corso in questi giorni, vuole essere un’occasione per approfondire e per rafforzare il cammino ecumenico dei cristiani in Canada al quale il Cpe contribuisce con incontri e progetti pensati per le comunità locali.
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Posted: June 12, 2013 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6010
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: Summer Ecumenical Institute
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Education for Action: the urgency of interreligious leadership for global good

The interactive panel at the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue

The power of interfaith leadership in bringing about positive change in global challenges was the focus of the panel Sister Lucy Thorson from Canada took part in at the international Education for Action conference in Rome. The event, attended by over 150 people, marked the 10th anniversary of the Interreligious Program at the John Paul II Center of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. It involved leaders on interreligious dialogue from the USA, Canada, Palestine, Holland, and Rome, whose interfaith experience spans Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, among others.

Sister Lucy was on an interactive panel that debated how interfaith leaders can move from study to practice, activate networks, and instigate impactful actions that address current global challenges. Alongside Lucy were: Huda Abuarquob, Regional Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace; Aart Bos, CEO of MasterPeace; and Joyce Dubensky, CEO of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, who also acted as moderator.
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Posted: May 8, 2019 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=10560
Categories: Conferences, NewsIn this article: dialogue, interfaith
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Anglican Communion bishops’ portrait shows glimpse of unity during tense Lambeth Conference

Anglican bishops and ecumenical guests pose for their portrait at the 15th Lambeth Conference

They marched up the hill wearing vestments of all styles and colors and speaking an array of languages from around the world. They laughed, sang and danced as they climbed the bleachers and lined up in rows, from shortest to tallest. And then, after some final adjustments and one fainting spell, the last one took her seat and there they were: the bishops of the Anglican Communion.

The portrait of all 650+ bishops in attendance is a tradition dating back to the first Lambeth Conference in 1867. That first portrait, showing a small group of white men in black suits, is unrecognizable from the one taken on July 29 on an athletic field at the University of Kent, under a blazing sun.
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From the Ashes of War: The first WCC Assembly in Europe – Amsterdam 1948

  Opening service of the 1st WCC Assembly in Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

As participants in the First Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) gathered at Amsterdam during August 1948, the Netherlands bore witness to the violence of the Second World War. The port of Rotterdam was rising from near destruction. Many other cities, towns and villages across Europe were struggling to recover. To the east, Germany and Austria were divided into zones of occupation administered by the Allied Powers. Two months earlier, tensions between the Soviet Union and the Western occupiers of the former German capital led to the start of the Berlin Airlift. Since 1945, publications had been increasing their use of the term “Cold War”.
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Carrying the cries of South Sudanese women for peace and justice to the WCC Assembly

  Jackcilia Salathiel Ebere, national women coordinator at the South Sudan Council of Churches, will take part in the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

At the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe Germany, Jackcilia Salathiel Ebere will be carrying the voices of women from South Sudan who are crying for peace and justice.

Ebere is the national women coordinator at the South Sudan Council of Churches, an ecumenical grouping of seven member churches and associate churches, including the Roman Catholic, Episcopal (Anglican) and Presbyterian churches.

Ebere, a human rights lawyer, stresses in an interview that women are the victims in the country’s civil war, interethnic violence, and widespread insecurity.
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Prof. Anne Pattel-Gray urges: ‘include ancient wisdom and knowledge of First Nations people’

  Prof. Anne Pattel-Gray, participant of the WCC Indigenous People’s Pre-Assembly

During the World Council of Churches (WCC) Indigenous People’s Pre-Assembly, Prof. Anne Pattel-Gray shared the reflections below.

What spoke to you during this pre-assembly?

Prof. Pattel-Gray: The importance of recognising Indigenous people speaks to the integrity of the WCC to ensure a continuing platform for the voices of First Nations People—to not only be heard but to also participate, and to have the opportunity to share our theological views and social-political struggles with each other.
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Opening press conference outlines high hopes for WCC 11th Assembly

The opening press conference for the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

An opening press conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly was held on 31 August as the assembly began in Karlsruhe, Germany. Hundreds of media representatives were present both in person and online to listen to and interact with a panel comprised of WCC leadership and local hosts.

Among the panellists for the press conference were Dr Agnes Abuom,  moderator of the WCC  central committee; H.E. Metropolitan Prof. Dr Nifon of Targoviste, vice moderator of the WCC central committee; Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, vice  moderator of the WCC central committee, WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca; Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber, Evangelical Church in Germany, moderator of the local host committee; Bishop Prof. Dr Heike Springhart, Protestant Church in Baden, moderator of the local host committee; and Dr Frank Mentrup, mayor of Karlsruhe.
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German President addresses the WCC Assembly

German President Frank Walter Steinmeier addresses the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Europe for the first time since 1968

For the first time in more than 50 years, the Assembly of the World Council of Churches is convening in Europe again. It is therefore both an honour and a delight for me as Federal President to extend a warm welcome, also on behalf of our country, to all of you who have travelled from all corners of the globe to come to Germany.

This is the first time that the World Council of Churches is meeting in Germany. We are most grateful that you have accepted the invitation to come here and hope that we will be good hosts. This event is intended to be a celebration of faith, of interaction, of exchange. It is rare for us to host guests who are so different but who are nonetheless connected by a deep sense of unity. A very warm welcome to you all!
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The decision to allow the Church of Russia to participate in the WCC Assembly is unanimous

The opening press conference for the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

“Although many of you are asking us to expel the delegation of the Russian Church, we have decided that the World Council of Churches is a free space for dialogue, and we need to find a way for them to agree, not disagree.”

The above was stated at the inaugural press conference for the 11th session of the World Council of Churches held in Karlsruhe, Germany, by the General Secretary of WCC, Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Saucă.

As Saucă pointed out, the war between Russia and Ukraine is a “shadow” over the conference.
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Posted: Aug. 31, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12408
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WCC moderator: ‘In Christ’s love lies the key to our unity’

 WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom  WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom delivers her report on opening day of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme

World Council of Churches (WCC) moderator Dr Agnes Abuom called on assembly delegates to “let Christ’s love move us,” as she delivered her opening report at the WCC 11th Assembly on August 3st.

Abuom reflected on the challenges facing members since the last assembly eight years ago and shared her hopes for this assembly. “At its best, the assembly is a spiritual celebration of the power of God’s love to renew our minds and hearts so that we may become a countercultural force driven by solidarity with the most vulnerable people and God’s creation,” she said.

“Listen carefully to youth among us,” urged Abuom, noting that many young people are anxiously struggling as they voice their fears about justice, peace, and the future of the planet. “They are the generation that is experiencing the first catastrophes of climate crisis and the last generation that can take any action to stop global warming.”
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WCC acting general secretary: ‘we can advance only if we walk together’

WCC Acting General Secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca shares his report with the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

As the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly opened on 31 August in Karlsruhe, Germany, WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca shared a report that touched upon the climate crisis, COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, and many other challenges in the world.

“In responding to the hardships of our times, we need one another, we depend on one another, and we can advance only if we walk together, not in separation,” he said. “Therefore, I would dare to say that if the WCC did not exist, we would have to invent or reinvent it today.”

Sauca’s report showed the breadth of the WCC’s work related to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, the climate crisis, racial justice, the wounds caused by the war in Ukraine and other conflicts in the world, and advancing human rights in the Holy Land.
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Choose the power of love: Pre-Assemblies deliver powerful calls

A woman sings during a joint opening prayer for pre-assemblies to the WCC 11th Assembly. The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Karlsruhe, a city built over 300 hundred years ago without walls, open to friends and guests — at a time where other cities still hid behind their fortifications — welcomed people from all over the world to four pre-assemblies that are bringing forward powerful calls to the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

Indigenous Peoples, the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network, the Just Community of Women and Men, and the Ecumenical Youth Gathering were the fora for in-depth analysis and debates on issues challenging the global family of churches represented in the WCC.

All the pre-assembly participants gathered together in a closing session on August 30 to share highlights from the messages each is taking forward to the Assembly.
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WCC 11th Assembly opens—and ‘nothing can separate us from God’s love’

WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom speaks at the opening plenary of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The World Council of Churches 11th Assembly began its assembly in the German city of Karlsruhe on 31 August, with Dr Agnes Abuom opening the gathering, her last as moderator.

Abuom, moderator of the WCC central committee, started the session on 31 August, calling for a minute of silence by paying tribute to the late Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima, who died on 1 June while he was vice moderator of the central committee.

Abuom has served as moderator since 2013.
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Women with disabilities want to belong in churches

The Rev. Mary Chipoka, a deaf pastor in the Reformed Church of Zimbabwe, participates in the the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network pre-assembly held on the eve of the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe.  The WCC Assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The Rev. Mary Chipoka, 37, ordained pastor from Zimbabwe, faces much adversity because of her gender, and because she is deaf.

Back home, Chipoka preaches and teaches in sign language and is an advocate for women in leadership in churches. Though her role is one of teaching and administration, Chipoka wants people to know that she is also a worshiper. Her love for singing is often met with surprise because of her disability. She uses her hands as a voice unto God, often proclaiming through song, “I praise the Lord my Savior for the wonderful gift of life he has given us.”
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Posted: Aug. 31, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12427
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Opening prayers dedicate WCC Assembly at Karlsruhe in the spirit of Christ’s love

Karlsruhe, Germany: Pacific Islander dancers help lead opening prayer at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

As the bells of Karlsruhe, Germany rang out across the city, thousands of Christians gathered on Wednesday, 31 August in the prayer tent at the heart of the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Representatives from each of the eight geographical regions in which the WCC is active brought gifts and concerns reflecting their own cultural and historical contexts. The international congregation prayed in thanksgiving to God, adding their expectation for the coming nine days of the Assembly, “We share the hope of meeting each other in the warm embrace of Christ’s love that moves us to reconciliation and unity.”

Solemn observance was interpreted through colour, movement, words, sights and sound drawn from the breadth of the global Christian movement. Ancient liturgical chants, hymns, traditional dance and modern song stirred believers. The opening prayers noted the contemporary setting of this assembly, lamenting, “We share the burden and the pain of this time of the Covid pandemic. We share the burden and the pain of armed conflicts and their consequences in deaths, destruction and forced migration. We share the burden and the pain of the pre-existing plagues of injustice, structural poverty, violence and a creation that suffers. We bring to you the memory of the victims of all these pandemics.”
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Posted: Aug. 31, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12370
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the WCC 11th Assembly: Restoring the shattered Image of creation requires repentance and resurrection

Video greetings to the 11th WCC assembly, by His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, as part of the first thematic plenary of the Assembly, focusing on Care for Creation. The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew offered greetings and a pointed message to the delegates and participants at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany.

He began his remarks with the teaching and the belief that “the light of Christ shines more brightly than any darkness in our hearts and in our world,” offering this idea as the underlying premise to the theme of the assembly, that “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.”

Yet, we have fallen short of this ideal, he suggested. Asking each of us the question, “how can we reconcile our magnificent faith with our manifest failure?”
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Posted: Sept. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12382
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Pope Francis wants WCC assembly that strengthens bonds between churches

Cardinal Koch, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity (Roman Catholic Church) delivers greetings from Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church to the WCC 11th Assembly during its first thematic plenary, focused on Care for Creation. The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Pope Francis, sent greetings to the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly as it opened.

The Pope wished the representatives of the churches at the 31 August to 8 September assembly “a meaningful and fruitful meeting that deepens and strengthens the bonds of communion between the Churches and the ecumenical organizations present.”

The pontiff said in advance greetings that he has a “pastoral interest in the work of the Assembly.”

Pope Francis also noted that the Catholic Church has sent “delegated observers” to WCC assemblies since the WCC 3rd Assembly took place in New Delhi in 1961.
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Care for Creation: Decades of ecumenical advocacy

  Women carry water to their homes at sunrise in Dong Boma, a Dinka village in South Sudan's Jonglei State. The women obtained water from a well drilled by the Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, which is helping villagers restart their lives with support for housing, livelihood, and food security

September 1 marks the beginning of the Season of Creation, five weeks in the liturgical calendar recognized by the fellowship of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and, since 2015, by the Catholic Church. It is an especially religious demonstration of concern for the planet and for threats to the survival of Earth as we know it.

The agenda of WCC assembly events on September 1 also highlights the WCC’s emphasis on Climate Justice. In an interview prior to the Assembly, Rev. Prof Dr Ioan Sauca, WCC acting general secretary, explained that the climate “is a theological issue. God’s plan in Christ was also the reconciliation and healing of the whole creation.”
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God’s Creation is celebrated in a gathering of waters

  The choir sings during morning prayer at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Recalling believers’ mandate to act as stewards and beneficiaries of God’s creation, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly gathered in morning prayer on the first day of September, the Orthodox Day of Prayer for Creation and the start of an ecumenically observed Season of Creation. At the heart of the liturgical action was a combining of vessels of water from each inhabited region of the earth, a “gathering of the waters” reflecting the earliest act of creation in Genesis 1:9.
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Youth organize for climate justice

Youth stewards organizing on the steps during lunch

In the midst of the Ecumenical Youth Gathering (EYG), a group of young people from around the world have organized a strike for climate justice.

In the midst of the Ecumenical Youth Gathering (EYG), a group of young people from around the world have organized a strike for climate justice.

“It’s very important for me to raise awareness about climate change,” said Subin Tamang, a 25 year-old from Nepal. “I see the effects in my country.”
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Business plenary session honours WCC general secretaries, maps committee tasks

WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom recognizes future and past WCC general secretaries at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ’s Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity.' Seated behind Abuom, from left to right: Konrad Raiser, Raiser’s wife Elisabeth, Samuel Kobia, Olav Fykse Tveit, and general secretary-elect Jerry Pillay

Opening the first business plenary of the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly on 1 September, WCC moderator Dr Agnes Abuom acknowledged the contributions of three former WCC general secretaries, as well as acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, and general secretary-elect Dr Jerry Pillay.

She acknowledged former general secretaries, Rev. Sam Kobia (Methodist Church of Kenya), Rev. Prof. Dr Konrad Raiser (Evangelical Church in Germany), and Bishop Olav Fykse Tveit, presiding bishop of the Church of Norway, referring to them as “stalwarts of the movement,” adding that “we have drawn a lot of knowledge from you in our work.”
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Plenary affirms God’s love in the whole of creation

Moderator of the WCC central committee Dr Agnes Abuom (left) leads a dialogue session with Julia Rensberg (centre), a delegate of the Church of Sweden, representing the Sámi Council within the Church of Sweden and Rev. Bjorn Warde, a delegate of the Presbyterian Church of Trinidad and Tobago (right) during the first thematic plenary of the 11th WCC Assembly. The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches is held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Opening to the sounds of nature reverberating through the speaker system, World Council of Churches 11th Assembly delegates took part in the first thematic plenary, “The purpose of God’s love in Christ for the whole of creation – reconciliation and unity,” on 1 September, the first day of Season of Creation.

Throughout the session, the image of a cedar tree from the Middle East, embraced and hugged by children from different parts of the world, was present on the main screen. Plenary moderator, Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC central committee, explained how cedar trees are known for their strength and resilience. “They remind us of the bonds of our life over generations,” she said.
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Posted: Sept. 1, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12388
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Press conference: “We’ve seen the climate crisis coming for a long time”

Ms Julia Rensberg, a delegate of the Church of Sweden, represents the Sámi Council within the Swedish Church is speaking at the press conference on the topic

1st September press conference at the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly drew diverse questions from journalists directed at three panelists who celebrated the earth’s gifts as the Season of Creation opened—but tempered the joy by warning that those gifts will perish if people don’t draw together globally.

Joy Kennedy, moderator of the WCC working group on climate change, offered a very personal perspective on why we should all care about the future. “I’ve been with the WCC climate change working group for many years. I’m a grandmother and I focus on intergenerational justice because climate change is affecting everyone—but more so particularly affecting those who are young and to yet born,” she said. “As a grandmother, I feel we must change our way of living on this planet so we have a survivable future.”
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Full house when Lutherans gather at WCC Assembly

A. Danielsson, Lutheran World Federation
Participants in the Lutheran confessional meeting at the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

“One in every eight persons you meet at the World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly is likely to be a Lutheran,” said The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Anne Burghardt at the opening of a Lutheran confessional meeting at the 11th World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly in Karlsruhe earlier this week.

Lutherans from churches all over the world came together for the meeting to share their joys, concerns, and hopes and reflect on the assembly theme from a perspective of Lutheran churches and theology.
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WCC: Morning prayer explores love for our neighbour

Prayer leaders dance during the morning prayer service at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

On a glorious Friday morning, the prayer tent at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe burst with enthusiastic singing of hymns, liturgical responses and praise songs in German, English, Spanish, Arabic, Maohi, Estonian, and Xhosa.

“Christ’s love moves us to love” was the theme of the service of morning prayer on 2 September. Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) provided a narrative core to the devotions. Jesus told the parable after being asked, “Who is my neighbour?” In response, he spoke of solemn religious officials neglecting an innocent traveler who had been physically assaulted and robbed. Once the self-professed holy people had passed by, a Samaritan stopped, took him to shelter and paid to have his wounds tended. Which of these, Jesus asked, was the traveler’s neighbour?
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WCC Assembly discusses draft unity statement as milestone on journey of our common life in Christ

Sunrays find their way into the room during a business plenary session at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

In a process described as, “a journey of walking together, praying together, and working together,” Dr Agnes Abuom, WCC moderator, began the second business plenary with a review of the assembly decision-making process. “The decisions of the assembly are expressed through the final reports of the assembly committees,” she said, noting the distinction between earlier messages and final messages, which are expected to come to assembly next week.

During the plenary, the assembly received the second report of the nominations committee. At the time of the report, over 163 nominations had been submitted for 150 seats on the WCC central committee, with more nominations still expected. Part of the work of the nominations committee will be to ensure a balance of representation with respect to youth, gender, lay, as well as Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities.
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Youth demand climate justice

Activists demand attention to the climate crisis during a protest at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Assembly's theme is 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

“If you’re for climate justice, say ‘AMEN!’” was the chant as young people led a protest marching through the Brunnen exhibition zone at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe, Germany on September 2, 2022.

“The protest was organized by people from around the world,” said Helena Funk of Germany, one of the organizers. “They were all different ages, from a variety of confessions.”
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Under the canopy of yellow leaves

Delegates and visitors gather for the opening day of the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Ushered into the venue of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, one finds a sanctuary, a safe space under the canopy of yellow leaves. Under the shade of trees with leaves slowly going through the withering process is the springing of hope for a better world engaged in conversations and dialogues that promote life at its fullness.

Under the canopy of yellow leaves, this gathering appears to represent the entirety of humanity. People dress vividly, speak in a variety of languages and dialects, carry a variety of faith traditions and confessions, and are shaped by diverse cultures, narratives, and contexts. After the serious sessions involving the life and mission of the fellowship of churches, the tables set under the shade of the colorful trees are free spaces for people to settle and converse, rest, and seek refreshment.
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WCC: Saturday morning prayers invoke movement for truth and righteousness

A woman holds a Bible during the morning prayer service at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Assembly's theme is 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

“Lord, who may abide in your tent?” asked a reading from Psalm 15 at the start of morning prayers on Saturday 3 September during the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany.

A symbolic “protest march” of picketers for truth, justice, love, reconciliation and unity provided an illustration for the biblical response to the question, which begins, “Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right, and speak the truth from their heart”. Accompanied by an ancient Greek Orthodox liturgical chant and a traditional African American song of liberation, the psalm set in motion a service dedicated to the theme “Christ’s love moves us to share”.
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Posted: Sept. 3, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12415
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Ukrainian archbishop to media: “It is a question about security for the whole world”

H.E. Archbishop Yevstratiy of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, Deputy Head of the External Church Relations Department of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, spokesperson of the church and professor at the Kiev Theological Academy, at the press conference during the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany

Ukrainian archbishop Yevstratiy of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, in a press briefing at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, told journalists that the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has applied to become a full member of the WCC and the Conference of European Churches.

Ukrainian archbishop Yevstratiy of Chernihiv and Nizhyn, in a press briefing at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, told journalists that the Orthodox Church of Ukraine has applied to become a full member of the WCC and the Conference of European Churches.
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In spirit of Talanoa, diverse voices urge churches to affirm wholeness of life

Opening dramatic performance by participants in the Ecumenical Youth Gathering (youth pre-assembly), from a diversity of countries and church traditions, during a thematic plenary focused on ’Affirming the Wholeness of Life’, at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

During a plenary session held 5 September as part of the ongoing World Council of Churches 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, women, men, youth, Indigenous peoples, and people living with HIV and AIDS challenged ecumenical leaders to counter injustices and affirm wholeness of life.

Iemaima Jennifer Vaai, an Indigenous person, spoke at the session, which was modeled after a dialogue practice from Fiji and across the Pacific known as Talanoa. “The whole of life is a process of transformation and changing the story. A story that is ours, not someone else’s, results in being the only story. One that acknowledges a bottom-up approach of striving for justice, that is affordable, sustainable, and resilient.”
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Press conference focuses on key role of youth in addressing the world’s injustices

Press conference was given by Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, general secretary of ACT Alliance and a member the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil and Ruth Mathen, delegate of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Unless the efforts of youth are mobilized for institutional change, their efforts to live sustainably, ethically, and mindful of consumption will not have an impact, warned Ruth Mathen, delegate of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, during a WCC assembly press conference on 5 September.

Her comments came following a thematic plenary on “Affirming the wholeness of life,” about challenging indifference and systemic injustices so that we can more deeply interconnect the world in which we live.

“Bodies like this,” she said referring to the WCC assembly, “churches as a whole, Christians as a faith community, can make a statement and make an impact.”
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Bishop Olav Fykse Tveit: “We are called to be one as churches, as followers of Christ”

Greetings by former general secretary Bishop Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

In a special greeting to the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, Bishop Olav Fykse Tveit, presiding bishop of the Church of Norway an

“It is a miracle that we all are able to gather here. Knowing how much work it is behind such an event, I will particularly commend all staff members and all involved in the preparations in so many ways that we are here,” he said. “The world is already deeply into challenges that humanity has not seen before, through climate change and all its effects on the whole world.”
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WCC 11th Assembly elects eight new presidents

Moment of prayer for the newly elected WCC presidents takes place at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly elected eight new presidents, six regional and two from Orthodox churches, in a vote on 5 September with 574 delegates present.

At the start of the day’s plenary session in Karlsruhe, WCC moderator Dr Agnes Abuom said, “We will present eight WCC presidents for election. We will also take action on the recommendations of the nominations committee.”

According to the WCC Constitution the role of the WCC presidents is to promote ecumenism and interpret the work of the WCC, especially in their respective regions. The presidents are ex-officio members of WCC central committee.
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Posted: Sept. 5, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12437
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International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations greets WCC assembly focusing on repentance, forgiveness

Rabbi Dr David Fox Sandmel, Chair of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations shares greetings to the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations told the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly that its meeting in Karlsruhe coincides with the Hebrew repentance month of Elu.

Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, chair of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations, sent greetings to the 31 August to 8 September assembly, meeting in the southern German city with the theme “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.”
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Break barriers, demand change, be different: clarion calls to the WCC 11th Assembly

Fadi El Halabi (in wheelchair) and Karen Abou Nader perform a dance of joy during a thematic plenary focused on ’Affirming Justice and Human Dignity’, at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity.' Fadi El Halabi is a psychotherapist and the regional coordinator for the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network and an ambassador of joy and hope from Lebanon. Karen Abou Nader is an international dancer and choreographer, and an ambassador of joy and hope from Lebanon

Witnessing a spectacular display of movement and grace through para-dance, the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly was challenged to boldly proclaim the truth about injustices, show a commitment to transformation, and be agents of reconciliation by recognizing complicity.

Rev. Dr Henriette Hutabarat-Lebang, delegate from the Toraja Church, was part of 5 September’s thematic plenary focusing on the intersection of human dignity and justice through the lens of gender, disability, race, and youth.
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At press conference, ecumenical leaders advance agenda of the earth, persons with disabilities, and gender justice

Addressing a press conference on 'Affirming Justic and Human Dignity' - Rev. Dr Henriette Hutabarat-Lebang of the Toraja Church (Indonesia), chair of the Advisory Board of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) and newly elected World Council of Churches president for the Asia region; Rev. Dr Karen Georgia Thompson, Delegate of the United Church of Christ; Rev. Dr Gordon Cowans, Regional Coordinator for WCC EDAN Caribbean. The press conference was held during the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches with the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

At a press conference held on 6 September as part of the ongoing World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, global ecumenical leaders spoke about the needed response from churches regarding gender justice, persons with disabilities, and the rights of the earth.

Rev. Dr Karen Georgia Thompson, associate general minister and vice president for Wider Church Ministries and Operations of the United Church of Christ (USA) brought attention to and raised awareness of gender justice challenges and issues that must be prioritized in the fellowship of churches and on a global level. According to her, the “quest for gender justice must include identifying challenges facing women, global advocacy, and women’s empowerment.”
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WCC 11th Assembly elects new central committee

Assembly delegates vote to approve a list of new Central Committee members during a business plenary session at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly elected its 150-person central committee on 6 September during a session at its proceedings in Karlsruhe, Germany. The WCC central committee serves as the main decision-making body of the WCC between assemblies.

The new 150-person central committee is comprised of 41% women, 59% men, 13% youth, 13% Indigenous persons, 3% persons with disabilities, 29 percent laypeople and 71 percent ordained.
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Posted: Sept. 6, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12453
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Message from the WCC Indigenous Peoples Pre-Assembly

Participants in the WCC's Indigenous Peoples' Pre-Assembly gathered for an informal time of prayer on the first evening of their gathering

Message from the WCC Indigenous Peoples Pre-Assembly 28-30 August 2022 We were welcomed to this land in song, scripture, and ceremony by the Sami people and members of the Ecumenical Indigenous Peoples Network. We acknowledge the Sami of Norway, Sweden, Finland and parts of Russia and the Inuit of Greenland as Indigenous peoples of Europe.
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Plenary challenges WCC to embrace unity through youth, reconciliation, and love of one another

A panel of speakers for the thematic plenary on ’Christian Unity and the Churches’ Common Witness’ at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'. L-R: Bran Friesen of the World Christian Student Federation; Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity; Metropolitan Job of Psidia, Ecumenical Patriarchate; plenary moderator Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, presiding bishop of the Evangelische Kirche in Bavaria; Canon Dr Rosemary Muthoni Mbogo of the Anglican Church of Kenya; Rev. Prof. Dr. Jooseop Keum from the Council on World Mission; and Lani Mireya Anaya Jiménez of the Methodist Church of Mexico

Speakers during a World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly plenary under the theme “Christian unity and the churches’ common witness” on 7 September reflected on unity, mission, and reconciliation in the fellowship and ecumenical movement. The plenary theme included conversation on accomplishments and challenges to Christian unity and mission since the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, and mutual accountability and witness to the love of Christ in a changing landscape and looking forward.
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Archbishop of Canterbury: “In this time of world crisis, Christians are to be a community of peace”

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed the WCC Assembly during the thematic planary on Christian unity

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly on 7 September.

The archbishop spoke of how the theme of the WCC assembly—“Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”—resonates with the theme of the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops, held in August under the theme “God’s Church for God’s World.”
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Press conference offers array of voices on unity as “fundamental mission that Jesus gave to us”

A press conference was addressed by Archbishop Justin Welby of the Church of England; Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity; Metropolitan Job of Psidia of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; and Rev. Prof. Dr Sandra Beardsall, member of the WCC Faith and Order Commission

At a World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly press conference held 7 September, Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox voices joined a WCC Faith and Order member to explore the meaning of Christian unity.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told journalists that ecumenical unity begins with the nature of one God omnipotent.

Welby, the Church of England leader, shared a platform with Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Metropolitan Job of Pisidia, the permanent representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the WCC; and Rev. Prof Dr Sandra Beardsall, member of the WCC Faith and Order Commission.
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COVID-19 pandemic impacted income and ways of working at the WCC

Assembly delegates gather for a business plenary session at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 resulted in reduced income for the World Council of Churches (WCC) and led to an adaptation in ways of working, the 11th Assembly of the WCC has heard.

The WCC assembly presented its report during the 31 August to 8 September Assembly hosted in the German city of Karlsruhe.

“When the assembly met in Busan in 2013, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, there was concern over both the decreasing levels of income, and the loans taken to refinance the pension fund,” the report said.
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WCC assembly proposes “A Pilgrimage of Justice, Reconciliation and Unity”

Children enjoy play time in 'Domino World' at St. John's Church in Karlsruhe during the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly. The assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

In a report released 7 September, the World Council of Churches (WCC) assembly proposed inviting member churches and ecumenical partners to commit to working together as a fellowship in “A Pilgrimage of Justice, Reconciliation, and Unity,” as a way to go even further on the “Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace” initiated at the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan.

“The beginning of our work has relationship building at its heart, but we want to go even further and revive a sense that the fellowship is a movement, even a prophetic movement,” reads the report. “We do not want to lose the sense that we are ‘moving’ and that we are on a journey of justice and peace, prepared to struggle for them.”
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WCC 11th Assembly shares message: “A Call to Act Together”

Assembly delegates vote to approve a list of new Central Committee members during a business plenary session at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

All are called by Christ’s love to repentance, reconciliation, and justice in the face of war, inequality, and sins against creation, delegates at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Karlsruhe, Germany, have stated in a message issued on 8 September.

“We will find a strength to act from a unity founded in Christ’s love, for it enables us to learn the things that make for peace, to transform division into reconciliation, and to work for the healing of our living planet,” delegates stated in their message, titled “A Call to Act Together.”
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WCC assembly statement calls for global ceasefire, renewed commitment to peace

Young people hold signs during the morning prayer service at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Assembly's theme is 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

Recognizing the deep need for, “renewed dialogue within the ecumenical movement,” the WCC 11th Assembly released a statement “strongly affirming the commitment of the WCC and its member churches to peacemaking through inter-religious dialogue and cooperation at all levels,” and calling for a global ceasefire in all armed conflicts around the world.
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WCC statement urges active engagement in dialogue to bring lasting peace and security for all in the Middle East

Members of the choir sing during a service of Oriental Orthodox evening prayer at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The assembly takes place August 31 to September 8 under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

The World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly says it is hearing the pleas of the heads of churches in the Holy Land more than ever before in relation to mounting intimidation, violations, limiting access to places of worship, and attacks by radicals.

In a statement from the assembly, the WCC noted that authorities are squeezing the Christian presence in Jerusalem, threatening the Status Quo and the multi-religious and multi-cultural identity of the city, along with displacing Palestinians.
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WCC statement on war in Ukraine deplores “illegal and unjustifiable” invasion, renews calls for ceasefire

Supporters of Ukraine demonstrate outside the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany.  The Assembly's theme is 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

A statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, “War in Ukraine, Peace and Justice in the European Region,” denounces “the illegal and unjustifiable” Russian invasion of Ukraine and renews the call for a ceasefire as well as the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops.

“We appeal to all sides in the conflict to respect the principles of international humanitarian law, including especially with regard to the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and for the humane treatment of prisoners of war,” the statement reads.
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“Living Planet” statement from WCC 11th Assembly seeks a just and sustainable global community

Activists demand attention to the climate crisis during a protest at the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Assembly's theme is 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

A statement from the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly, “The Living Planet: seeking a just and sustainable global community,” raises an increasingly urgent voice of concern and demand for action.

“We are all interdependent in God’s whole creation,” notes the statement’s introduction. “We are running out of time.”

We must repent from our continuing human selfishness, the statement urges. “Christ’s love calls us to deep solidarity and a quest for justice for those who have contributed to this emergency the least, yet suffer the most, physically, existentially, and ecologically,” reads the statement.
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Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm elected as WCC moderator: “we are one church in this global world”

Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria was moderator of the WCC Assembly thematic plenary on Christian unity. On September 8, he was elected as Moderator of the WCC Central Committee for the period until the next Assembly

The World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee has elected Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria as its new moderator.

The central committee also elected two vice moderators, Rev. Merlyn Hyde Riley, Jamaica Baptist Union; and H.E. Archbishop Dr Vicken Aykazian, Armenian Apostolic Church, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

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Posted: Sept. 8, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12489
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“Commitment to the search for unity” cornerstone of WCC, stressed at closing assembly press conference

Outgoing WCC central committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom speaks at the closing press conference at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 31 August to 8 September, under the theme 'Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity'

“For the first time in a long while, this 11th assembly provided safe spaces for serious engagement, reflections, prayer, challenging one another, [and] encounters.” said Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee. She spoke of her take-aways from the WCC assembly, including the “commitment to the search for unity – common vision and understanding,” which she referred to as the cornerstone of the WCC.
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Posted: Sept. 9, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12477
Categories: Conferences, WCC NewsIn this article: Christian unity, WCC, WCC Assembly
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