Vision of the Ecumenical Movement

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Contents

Unity as Gift Why Communion Is Not Our Achievement
9
Unity and Renewal Why Cooperation Is Not the Goal of Ecumenism
23
Unity and Justice Why Splitting the Agenda Misses the Point
37
Unity and Diversity Why Uniting Diversities Is Not the Vision
51
Unity and Repentance Why Growth Is the Wrong Metaphor
65
Ecumenism as Protest Why Professionalization Undermines the Movement
75
Councils of Churches
87
Unity in Christ Why Interfaith Relations Are a Good but Different Thing
99
A Message from the Oxford Conference to the Christian Churches
131
Affirmation of Union in Allegiance to Our Lord Jesus Christ
137
Message First Assembly of the WCC Amsterdam
139
The Church the Churches and the World Council of Churches WCC Central Committee Toronto 1950
143
Report of the Section on Unity Third Assembly of the WCC New Delhi 1967
153
Decree on Ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council 1964
159
Towards Unity in Tension WCC Commission on Faith and Order 1974
171
The Unity of the Church as Koinonia Gift and Calling Seventh Assembly of the WCC Canberra 1997
177

Conclusion
109
A Brief History of the Ecumenical Movement
123
A Message from the Oxford Conference to the Christian Churches 1937
127
Our Ecumenical Vision Eight Assembly of the WCC Harare 1998
181
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