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A ajuda do espelho na leitura do mundo

A pastora metodista brasileira Tânia Mara Vieira Sampaio conclamou as igrejas para que revisem a teologia do sacrifício e recorram à teologia da graça. "Na economia de mercado, a lógica vigente é a do sacrifício", disse a pastora. Ela convidou as igrejas para que assumam as propostas do Fórum Social Mundial.

WCC Executive Committee states "Stop threats of war on Iraq!" Supports peace processes in Cyprus and Sri Lanka

The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), meeting in Bossey, Switzerland, 18-21 February, "strongly deplores the fact that the most powerful nations of this world again regard war as an acceptable instrument of foreign policy" in a statement against military action in Iraq. Expressing deep concern for the humanitarian situation in Iraq, and the need for all political leaders to pursue paths for sustainable peace in the region, the Executive Committee calls on churches to join in a day of prayer for peace in Iraq at the beginning of Lent.

La Commission spéciale sur la participation des orthodoxes au COE prépare son rapport final

Une fois encore, la Commission spéciale sur la participation des orthodoxes au Conseil oecuménique des Eglises (COE) va se réunir du 27 mai au 2 juin à Järvenpää, non loin d'Helsinki, capitale de la Finlande. La Commission présentera les conclusions de ses travaux des trois dernières années en un rapport final lors du Comité central du COE qui siégera cette année du 26 août au 3 septembre à Genève.

La Comisión Especial sobre la participación de los ortodoxos en el CMI ultima su Informe final

Una vez más, se ha de reunir la Comisión Especial sobre la participación de los ortodoxos en el Consejo Ecuménico de Iglesias (CMI). Esta vez, del 27 de mayo al 2 de junio, en Järvenpää, no lejos de la capital finlandesa Helsinki. La Comisión Especial presentará las conclusiones de sus trabajos de tres años en un Informe Final que someterá a la aprobación del Comité Central del CMI, que se reunirá este año en Ginebra, del 26 de agosto al 3 de septiembre.

El Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Decenio para Superar la Violencia prepara un documento de estudio que se sometará a la consideración de las iglesias

Un Grupo de Trabajo sobre el Decenio para Superar la Violencia del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias (CMI) se reunirá en Ginebra, del 25 al 27 de enero de 2002. Los 30 participantes procedentes de diferentes partes del mundo formularán las directrices que acompañarán un documento de estudio sobre la erradicación de la violencia que será enviado a las iglesias.

Costly Obedience

This text is the fruit of the joint study programme on Ecclesiology and Ethics conducted by Faith and Order and the WCC's Justice, Peace and Creation team. The results of meetings in Rønde, Denmark; Jerusalem, Israel; and Johannesburg, South Africa, they explore how the churches are called to be a community of ethical reflection - and engagement - in today's world.

Commission on Faith and Order

So We Believe, So We Pray: Towards Koinonia in Worship (The Ditchingham Letter and Report)

The "Letter to the Churches" and report from the first consultation (held at Ditchingham, England) in Faith and Order's current study programme on worship in relation to Christian unity. Drawing on the resources of the liturgical renewal movement, and produced together with leading liturgists, this text focuses on the common structure of Christian worship, on issues of inculturation in worship, and on how, through worship, churches are already expressing their unity in Christ.

Commission on Faith and Order