Friday, 26 June 2015

World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission : Climate change, slavery, apartheid, human sexuality and matters of life & death.

WCC Faith and Order Commission charts future directions

Posted on: June 25, 2015 11:25 AM

Participants in a meeting of the WCC’s
Faith and Order Commission
at the Caraiman Monastery in Romania.
Photo Credit: Romanian Orthodox Church

[World Council of Churches] Meeting from 17 to 24 June, the newly reconstituted Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has begun to define its principal trajectories for ecumenical study and common activity from 2015 until the next WCC Assembly in 2020.

Gathered at Caraiman Monastery in Romania, the 49-member commission determined to focus its upcoming work in the areas of examining theological foundations of the WCC program emphasis “the pilgrimage of justice and peace”, continuing work on dialogue and the discovery of common ground among churches regarding the Christian doctrine of the Church, and coordinate consultations and seminars on how churches engage in processes of “moral discernment” when deciding policies leading to action on such topics as climate change, slavery, apartheid, human sexuality and matters of life and death.

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