The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is planning a one-day conference, Saturday November 30, dedicated to the World Council of Churches' document, "The Church: Towards a Common Vision." Presentations will address the document's understanding of the Church from various denominational contexts as well as in terms of its implications for ecumenical dialogue and its emergence within the history of the World Council of Churches.
Youth delegates to climate-change talks from churches of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) have initiated a call to fast with the poor and vulnerable who are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events. The call was joined immediately by other faith-based organizations present at the COP 19 UN climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland.
In a final message to the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) held in Busan, Republic of Korea, the 170 participants in the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI), held prior to and during the assembly, affirmed that they “believe in the future of the ecumenical movement.”
The letter, addressed to WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, said the group was intent on “putting into practice” what they had been studying during their two weeks in Korea and called on the WCC to continue the GETI education model for future ecumenical formation.
“Join the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace” is the title of the Message of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, was convened on 30 October and drew to a close on 8 November 2013. An assembly, the highest governing body of the WCC, is held once every seven to eight years to endorse policies, review projects and point the future direction of the organization.
The Vision of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is the full visible unity of the Church – one body with many members.
The purpose of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is to be an instrument for Christian reconciliation and unity in obedience to the Spirit, serving the Prairie region of Canada. Through its presence, ministry, resources, and programs, its purpose is to call the churches to visible unity in one faith and in one Eucharistic fellowship expressed in worship and in common life in Christ, through witness and service to the world, and to advance towards that unity in order that the world may believe.