Ecumenical Pilgrimage

Ecumenical Pilgrimage Walking, praying and working together Annual Review 2018 In 2018, our fellowship has taken concrete steps in the ecumenical quest for unity, precisely by walking, working and praying

together. Our unity is for the sake of Gods world: One Christian fellowship united in service to the one human family. Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General secretary Faith and Order Commission completes

pivotal Come and See document The WCC Faith and Order Commission continued to employ theological reflection as a tool to build unity among churches. A new Faith and Order publication entitled Come and See explores this unity agenda in light of challenges to peace and justice in many contexts across the world. Conference on World Mission and Evangelism The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, held

8-13 March 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania, drew more than 1,000 people from different Christian traditions across the world. The theme of the conference was Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship. Call to Discipleship WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism call: Despite some glimmers of

hope, we have to reckon with death-dealing forces that are shaking the world order and inflicting suffering on many. Global Ecumenical Theological Institute Held under the theme of Translating the Word,

Transforming the World, GETI offered students of theology and religious studies an intense academic study course in ecumenical missiology, as well as an inspiring environment for fellowship among young people from the fullest possible breadth of Christianity.

The global Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace continues Korean Peninsula South Sudan Palestine and Israel Democratic Republic of

Ethiopia Colombia Syria Global conference on xenophobia Religious leaders and civil society representatives of different countries and diverse Christian churches gathered in Rome in September for the World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism, and Populist

Nationalism in the Context of Global Migration to discuss the urgent task of combating the worlds increasing fear of so-called strangers. The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean

Lenten campaign highlights water justice in Latin America Eco-School held in El Salvador Global Christian Forum issues challenge of mutual love Mexico hosts school on global Economy of Life WCC voices deep concern for Nicaragua Argentina hosts forums on modern slavery, violence against children

Seminar on diakonia held in Cuba WCC celebrates 70 years Beginning with a visit to the China Christian Council in January, the WCC celebrated 70 years of existence throughout 2018 with special prayers, hymns, worship services, and meetings with church leaders from across the globe,

including Pope Francis. His historic visit on June 21, celebrating the Ecumenical Pilgrimage: Walking, Praying and Working Together, drew a warm global response. A long common pilgrimage on the path to unity In February, the Ecumenical Centre hosted a visit by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who spoke on the theme of an

ecumenism of action and stressed the contribution of the ecumenical movement as one that has helped many otherwise distant churches to get to know each other. In June, representatives of churches worldwide gathered at Genevas St Pierre Cathedral for a service of celebration, at which His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew urged continued efforts for unity, justice and peace. We celebrate a long common pilgrimage on the path to unity, Christian witness, and the commitment to justice, peace, and the preservation of creation.

Central committee focuses on unity, fellowship WCC central committee focused on unity and fellowship under the theme Walking Together, Serving Justice and Peace. The central committee reflected that the 70th anniversary of the WCC was an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past decades in working for Christian unity and

action, and to look to challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to Gods call for unity, mission, justice and peace. Pilgrims gather from far and wide in Amsterdam Hundreds of people gathered from across the world for an ecumenical prayer service at the Nieuwe Kerk, a 15th-century church in Amsterdam, to celebrate the

WCCs 70th anniversary at the very spot where the organization was founded in 1948. Thursdays in Black gains new momentum Fifty years after Uppsala assembly, WCC returns with renewed commitment The 1968 assembly in Uppsala, Sweden,

decisively turned the WCC to public engagement,. In 2018, we returned to Uppsala in November to renew our commitment to engaging in and addressing issues of public concern and the common good. Water and climate change: let justice flow

For the healing of the world WCC strengthens commitment to children WCC expands Health and Healing programmes WCC to strengthen its prophetic voice Green Village becoming real

With its Area Development Plan fully approved, Green Village got underway in 2018. It will include a renovated Ecumenical Centre; new office space for commercial and civil society organizations, including the WCC, its sister organizations and tenants; and residential space.

Lights for the future In 2019, visit the WCC website for news on an extensive Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace Asia Focus-2019. General secretaries and other high-ranking national church leaders from nine Asian countries gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in September to pave the way. more details regarding the 11th Assembly, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2021.

ongoing news from the Faith and Order Commission regarding the reception of and responses to The Church: Towards a Common Vision.

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