Women praying during Sunday Service, Tanzania

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

The webinar is the fourth in a series that analyses some 80 responses to the convergence document The Church: Towards a Common Vision,” published in 2013.

The series, which will comprise eight webinars, is being produced by the commissions study group on ecclesiology. With the first three webinars already held in 2021, the remaining will take place in 2022 leading up to the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, as well as in 2023 to pursue the reflection on key themes coming from responses.

Between 2015 and 2020, the study group of Faith and Order commissioners working on ecclesiology met regularly to read, analyse and reflect together on the responses to The Church: Towards a Common Vision” received. They identified 16 key themes or issues often raised by the responses, and produced papers on each of these.

Speakers will include:

Moderator: Rev. Dr Glenroy Lalor, Jamaica Baptist Union, Faith and Order commissioner


Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevi ́c), Serbian Orthodox Church, Faith and Order commissioner

Dr Prof. Georgios D. Martzelos, Church of Greece, Faith and Order Commissioner

Response from the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation: Rev. Anne Burghardt


Register here to participate live, Tuesday 3 May, 4 pm CET