This is a collection of documents related to the 10th assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, Republic of Korea, held from 30th October to - 8 November 2013, on the theme "God of Life, Lead Us to Justice and Peace".

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  • Note sur la justice climatique — Conseil œcuménique des Églises

    Assemblée du COE, 2013-11-08
    Adoptée par la 10e Assemblée du COE
  • Déclaration sur la voie de la paix juste — Conseil œcuménique des Églises

    Assemblée du COE, 2013-11-08
    Adoptée par la 10e Assemblée du COE.
  • 50th anniversary of the JWG — World Council of Churches

    WCC general secretary, 2015-06-24
    Greetings by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the 50th anniversary of the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC.
  • Declaración sobre el camino de la paz justa — Consejo Mundial de Iglesias

    Asamblea del CMI, 2013-11-08
    Aprobada por la X Asamblea del CMI.
  • Erklärung über den Weg des gerechten Friedens — Ökumenischer Rat der Kirchen

    ÖRK-Vollversammlung, 2013-11-08
    Angenommen von der 10. ÖRK-Vollversammlung als Teil des Berichts des Ausschusses für öffentliche Angelegenheiten.
  • Minute on Climate Justice — World Council of Churches

    WCC Assembly, 2013-11-08
    The Minute on Climate Justice was adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
  • The Busan assembly in the history of WCC assemblies and as an occasion to unfold a new ecumenical vision

    Raiser, Konrad (2013)
    This lecture gives an introduction to the 10th WCC assembly in Busan. Konrad Raiser shares his notions about a global pilgrimage of peace and justice. He asks "What are the features of this assembly if seen against the background of the history of WCC assemblies?"
  • From Busan To Busan: The BMNLP Welcoming the WCC 10th Assembly

    Busan Mission Network for Life and Peace (2013)
    Busan Mission Network for Life and Peace expresses in advance of the WCC Assembly in Busan its expectations and hopes concerning the outcome of the Assembly.
  • Expect great things from God – Attempt great things for God!

    Werner, Dietrich (2014-02)
    Convocation address to the Senate of Serampore, February 2014: One of the fundamental questions for theological education in Asia in the 21st century will be how Christian theological education is to open up for dialogue with different faith traditions and also the growing number of people without any religious affiliation in Asian contexts. Theological education in contemporary Asia has the task of preparing candidates for the transformation of Christian community for the sake of the transformation of the whole society where is it located. Only a certain segment of theological schools can afford or has decided to offer substantial courses and programmes on non-Christian religions, on Asian spiritualities and on interfaith dialogue. For Christianity in Asia to move out of privatized pockets and small niche-situations in societies, it is vital to underline that the Gospel of Christ is for the life of all and for the peace and justice in the whole of creation, not just for the limited interests and institutionalized expectations of a specific religious sector in society, represented by the Christian churches. The public character of the Gospel of reconciliation demands for public spheres of interaction and common platforms of learning and research in higher education with representatives of all religious traditions to seek the common good in society.
  • Challenge and Vision of Dignity and Justice in African Christianity

    Karamaga, André (2013-11)
    This is the unpublished script of a lecture held in the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) that took place alongside the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th assembly in Busan, South Korea. On the basis of contemporary statistics which indicate that the centre of gravity of the world Christianity is gradually shifting to the African continent, and given the fact that Africa is often described as “an incurably religious continent”, we are faced with a dual dilemma. That in spite of intense inclination towards “God” the continent is full of shocking suffering and scandal of poverty undermining human dignity. Why and how then should this continent which is full of believers seems to be "forgotten by God?"
  • Doing Asian Women Theology

    Longkumer, Atola
    This is the unpublished script of a lecture held in the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) that took place alongside the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th assembly in Busan, South Korea.The persistent marginalisation of women in Asia makes it imperative for interrogation of system, structures and theological articulation/rhetoric.Articulating a theology from an Asian women‟s perspective requires an interrogating position, to question, to probe, to investigate the right and the wrong that Asian cultures and churches have afforded women in their aspirations for dignity and equality. This posture of interrogation is not limited only to an evaluative inquiry of the past but a posture of interrogation is needed to accompany any present projects of justice and equality. This proposition is presented in three parts: first, a brief discussion to clarify the usage of terms: Asian, women. The second part will highlight contextual conditions, which will also include dipping into historical resources for portrayal in large strokes, the backdrop of the discussion. The final section identifies the areas, where interrogation is seen as necessary by the author in articulating women‟s theology in Asian today.
  • Ecumenical Visions for the 21st Century

    Lorke, Mélisande; Werner, Dietrich (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Supplemental readings originally published on a CD-Rom attached to the publication "Ecumenical Visions for the 21st Century : a reader for theological education". - CONTENTS 13e. Kairos Global Faith Stance. - 14. The Contribution of the Ecumenical Movement for Churches and Society in Korea / Chia Soo-Il. - 15. Christian Mission in Korea and Its Perspectives: A Critical Reflection / Heung-Gyu Kim. - 18. God’s Call to Unity and Our Commitment. - 21. Christian Unity and Pentecostal Mission / Cecil Robeck. - 22. International Bilateral Theological Dialogues in the Context of World Christianity:The Dar es Salaam Report of the 10th Forum of Bilateral Dialogues. - 23. Maintaining to the Theological and Moral Teachings and Practices of the Early Church:Inter-Orthodox Pre-Assembly Consultation Statement. - 24. Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church. - 28. We Believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church and the Life of the World to Come:Part III of the Faith and Order Study “Confessing the One Faith”. - 34. Reclaiming Communication for Life, Justice and Peace:Busan Communication Statement. - 37. WCC Statements on Climate Change (2000-2011). - a. “Climate Justice for All”—A Plea for Immediate Action. - b. Why Are the Churches at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Cancun?. - c. “Be Stewards of God’s Creation”—Minute on Global Warming and Climate Change. - d. “Christ Is the Image of the Invisible God, the Firstborn of all Creation”—Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol. - 40. Rereading Biblical Traditions on Crisis and Catastrophes as Used in Christian Zionism, Climate Change and HIV/AIDS. - 41. A Treasure in Earthen Vessels: Study Document on Ecumenical Hermeneutics:Faith and Order 1998. - 49. Learning to Explore Love Together: Suggestions to the Churches for Responding to “A Common Word”. - 50. Theology of Dialogue: Vision of the Catholic Church in Asia / Edmund Chia. - 56. Edinburgh 2010 and the Future of Theological Education in the 21st Century. - 57. Global Study Report of WCC on the Future of Theological Education in World Christianity. - Preface. - I. Foundations and Clarifications. - II. Changing Contexts and Case Studies for Theological Education. - III. Affirmations, Questions and Recommendations. - 58. Reception: A Key to Ecumenical Progress. - 59. The Ecumenical Movement in Theological Education and in the Life. - of Orthodox Churches. - 61. The Church in the Life of Youth and Youth in the Life of the Church.
  • Youth, Women and Men in the Community of the Church

    World Council of Churches (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Contents: 60. Transformative Masculinities in Partnership for Gender Justice. - 61. The Church in the Life of Youth and Youth in the Life of the Church [Supplemental Readings].
  • Diakonia

    World Council of Churches (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Contents: 62. Theological Perspectives on Diakonia in the 21st Century.
  • Appendix

    Werner, Dietrich; Ruzsa-Nagy, Zoltán (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Contents: 63. Core Bibliography on Ecumenism and World Christianity. - 64. Global List of Associations of Theological Schools.
  • Ecumenical Formation and Theological Education

    World Council of Churches (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Contents: 54. Leadership Formation in the Changing Landscapes of World Christianity: Ecumenical Covenant on Theological Education. - 55. Magna Charta on Ecumenical Theological Education in the 21st Century. - 56. Edinburgh 2010 and the Future of Theological Education in the 21st Century [Supplemental Readings]. - 57. Global Study Report of WCC on the Future of Theological Education in World Christianity [Supplemental Readings]. - 58. Reception: A Key to Ecumenical Progress [Supplemental Readings]. - 59. The Ecumenical Movement in Theological Education and in the Life of Orthodox Churches [Supplemental Readings].
  • The Future of Ecumenism in the 21st Century

    World Council of Churches (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Contents: 52. A Changing World: Reflections on the Changing Landscapes of World Christianity. - 53. Ecumenism in the 21st Century.
  • Common Prayer and Worship

    World Council of Churches (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Contents: 51. A Framework for Common Prayer at WCC Gatherings
  • Migration and Inclusive Communities

    World Council of Churches (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Contents: 42. The “Other” Is My Neighbour: Developing an Ecumenical Response to Migration. - 43. Just and Inclusive Communities: Theological Reflections.
  • HIV/AIDS, Health and Healing

    World Council of Churches (WCC Publications, 2013)
    Contents: 44. Expanding and Expounding Resilience: Theological Institutions Responding to HIV. - 45. Mission as Ministry of Reconciliation. - 46. The Healing Mission of the Church.

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