World Council of Churches statement invokes new understanding of mission
The statement draws on insights from Protestant, Evangelical, Orthodox and Roman Catholic mission theologies, and will be presented at the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea in 2013.
“The significance of the statement lies in its concept of 'mission from the margins', which emphasizes the universality of working for all Gods' people, as well as the creation, despite divisions and divides,” said Dr Agnes Abuom, WCC Executive Committee member from Kenya.
“The gift of the mission statement is that without attacking the old paradigm of mission values, it invokes new understandings which respond well to our different contexts, including that of migrant churches,” she added.
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Posted September 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm
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1. Ad Orientem wrote:
Twenty or so years ago a close friend of mine reduced me to hysterical laughter when he gravely warned me that the WCC and the NCC were front groups for the International Communist Conspiracy. I’m not laughing anymore.
September 2, 5:39 pm | [comment link]
2. nephilem wrote:
Completely! Look at the member Churches list. Lots of Orthodox support.
September 2, 7:27 pm | [comment link]
3. nephilem wrote:
Church of Cyprus
Church of Greece
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania
Orthodox Church in America
Orthodox Church in Japan
Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia
Orthodox Church of Finland
Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Poland
Romanian Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church
Serbian Orthodox Church
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African Instituted churches
The Assyrian Church
The Catholic church
Disciples of Christ / Churches of Christ
Orthodox churches (Eastern)
Orthodox churches (Oriental)
The Salvation Army
Seventh-day Adventist Church
United and Uniting churches
Free and independent churches
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September 2, 7:31 pm | [comment link]
4. Ad Orientem wrote:
There are quite a few Orthodox who think our membership in the WCC (and NCC) is scandalous. But I would caution against presuming that the WCC speaks for the Church. It doesn’t, through I concede the possibility for confusion on this point is both obvious and unfortunate.
September 2, 9:41 pm | [comment link]
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