Encountering the God of Life

Official Report of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches

Edited by: Erlinda N. Senturias, Theodore A. Gill, Jr.

God of life, lead us to justice and peace. Under this theme, in late 2013, the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches drew 3,500 registrants and thousands of other visitors from 100 countries to Busan, Republic of Korea. This indispensable volume documents the essential business and actions of the assembly. It also captures something of the intellectual and religious energy of the assembly's key presentations, discussions, and statements. Six plenary sessions offered expertise and religious discernment on Christianity in Asia, the assembly theme, and specific issues of unity and witness, peace and justice around the globe. Its 21 "ecumenical conversations" delved into the most pressing questions facing Christians and Christian churches today - from a radically altered religious landscape to a globalized yet lopsided economy, to climate change and gender violence, to important new ecumenical insights about mission, the church, spirituality, and Christian service. The book attests to and encourages an engaged ecumenical future for Christian churches everywhere. [Subject: Religious Studies, Christianity]

Publication Date: 12/31/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825416488