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For Those Who Wish to Hear

Emerging Theologians on Mission and Evangelism

For those who wish to hear, these novel voices of emerging theologians offer authentic clues to translating the received traditions of Christianity in ways that might also transform the world.

Education for Peace in a Multi-Religious World

A Christian Perspective

Encouraging churches and Christian organizations to reflect on the structural roots of what has led to the disruption of peace in the world, and on their own current practices and priorities in relation to education and peacemaking.

Moving in the Spirit

Report of the World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

The aim of this report of the World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, which took place in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018, is to be as useful and user-friendly as possible for the reader, whether they are used to the ecumenical context or not. The Arusha conference was an extraordinary event in many ways, as the reader will discover in going through the conference material.

Arusha Report

Report and other resources of the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, held in Arusha, Tanzania, 8-13 March 2018.

Come and See

A Theological Invitation
 to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.

Faith and Order Paper No. 224.

This document invites the churches to explore the ways that “pilgrimage” can help the churches deepen and express the commitment to oneness in their work.

Current dialogue

Current Dialogue is the World Council of Churches’ journal on interreligious dialogue, offering a platform for debate to those who want to build bridges across religious divides and to their partners of different faiths.

Your Word Is Truth

The Bible in Ten Christian Traditions

Focusing on ten influential streams of historic Christianity, the experts in this volume showcase the distinctive ways in which encountering the Bible—in all its power and perplexity—has profoundly inspired, informed, and shaped each tradition.

Emilio Castro: A Legacy of Passionate Ecumenism

Carlos A. Sintado
Manuel Quintero Peréz

An engaging story of the first Latin American to serve the World Council of Churches as general secretary, capturing here his powers with the spoken word. Castro’s passionate engagement for ecumenism lifts off the pages as he retells the story of a career that took him from his native Uruguay to meetings with church and secular leaders throughout the world – from Nelson Mandela to Pope John Paul II.

Walking Together

Theological Reflections on the Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

What does it mean to go on pilgrimage?  And further: what does it mean for Christians around the world to understand their discipleship in terms of pilgrimage in God’s realm of justice and peace?

This engaging and inspiring volume, developed by the Theological Study Group of the World Council of Church’s Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, takes stock of the spiritual, social, and theological meanings of this global ecumenical initiative and its relevance to different regional, confessional, and generational contexts. The thirteen contributions are enlivened by personal stories of the authors and perspectives of the traditions they represent, and the volume offers constructive ways in which Christians can renew their notion of what it means to be authentically church today.

Pilgrimage of Faith

Introducing the World Council of Churches
Donald W. Norwood

Donald Norwood traces the history of the World Council of Churches from its roots in pre-World War I Europe through the story of its ten successive assemblies. Published in the Council’s 70th anniversary year, this is a timely reminder not only of WCC’s rich history but also of its significance for member churches and the broader world in the 21st century.

Translating the Word, Transforming the World

An Ecumenical Reader

A stellar collection of nearly 30 of the most important, orienting documents of contemporary ecumenical and missiological reflection. Composed and compiled to serve as a textbook for the meeting of the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute, held in Arusha, Tanzania, in conjunction with the world conference of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism in March 2018, the volume nurtures ecumenical theological formation with a contextual sensitivity yet a truly global focus.

The Challenge of Transformation

An Ecumenical Journey
Konrad Raiser

In this book covering the time from when he joined the World Council of Churches in 1969 as a young theologian from Germany to his period as WCC general secretary from 1993 to 2003, Konrad Raiser presents a first-person account of the ecumenical movement from the decisive turning point at the WCC’s Uppsala assembly in 1968 through to the challenges it faces today.

International Review of Mission

International Review of Mission is the leading journal on missiology with contributions from all over the world and from various Christian backgrounds. Founded in 1912, it is published by the World Council of Churches, and focuses on the ecumenical theology and practice of mission.

Divine Hospitality

A Christian-Muslim Conversation
Fadi Daou
Nayla Tabbara

In face of unprecedented awareness of religious diversity, as well as the dangers of conflict, interreligious dialogue has become vital. Yet, these authors maintain, it is the commitment to think together about religious faith and our inherited traditions that genuinely moves mutual understanding to new levels.

A Communion in Faith and Love

Elisabeth Behr-Sigel’s Ecclesiology

Learning from a master: The work of Orthodox theologian and ecumenical pioneer Elisabeth Behr-Sigel still has radical implications for how we understand being church.

Growth in Agreement IV:

International Dialogue Texts and Agreed Statements, 2004–2014, Volumes 1 and 2

A gift to the ongoing work of reconciliation among Christians, the textual fruits of ecumenical dialogue over the last decade are presented here in complete documents. The vast yield is here collected in two volumes, incorporating bilateral and multilateral dialogues of the churches across the Christian confessions—Orthodox, Catholic, and Reformation traditions—and evinces not only agreements and disagreements but also the new insights that dialogue itself reveals.

Sharing Good News

Handbook on Evangelism in Europe

Sharing Good News is a comprehensive and timely contribution to the field of evangelism that takes full measure of the distinct challenges and opportunities that Christians face in contemporary Europe for students, professors, clergy and practitioners. Sharing Good News offers important keys to revitalizing Christian evangelism in the lives and discipleship of Christians across Europe.

Developed in a years-long consultative process, the volume includes expert contributions from around Europe and from a variety of confessional traditions keenly tuned to the particular challenges raised by secularization, migration, interreligious and cross-cultural encounter; a systematic, ecumenical framework for understanding evangelism in the present context; probing theological work on the meaning of evangelism in relation to mission, ecclesiology, and spirituality; and eight case studies that illustrate best practices and new paradigms in evangelism.