Reuniting the flock

Sheler, J.L.
March 1991
U.S. News & World Report;3/4/91, Vol. 110 Issue 8, p50
Notes that the seventh assembly of the World Council of Churches in Australia showed little sign of progress toward the `unity of faith, life and witness' it has sought for more than 40 years. Slow but measured steps toward `oneness'; Modern attempts to restore unity; A true uniting of the churches is unlikely in the foreseeable future. INSET: The Lord's house..


Related Articles

  • `Come Holy Spirit--renew the whole creation': The Canberra Assembly and issues of mission. Kerr, David A. // International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Jul91, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p98 

    Focuses on theological and missiological issues reviewed during the Seventh Assembly of the World Council of Churches at Canberra held on February 1991. Transition from Christology to pneumatology. INSETS: Come, Holy Spirit: Canberra Assembly message (excerpt).;Evangelical perspectives from...

  • Stalling at the Seoul Convocation on JPIC. Geyer, A. // Christian Century;4/18/89, Vol. 107 Issue 13, p391 

    Reports on the convocation of the World Council of Churches held in Seoul, Korea in March 1990. Cultivating the theme of justice, peace, and the integrity of creation (JPIC); Aborting the draft document; Bilateral and multilateral covenants.

  • On seeking and finding in the world's religions. Eck, D.L. // Christian Century;5/2/90, Vol. 107 Issue 15, p454 

    Reports on a World Council of Churches consultation on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths held in Baar, Switzerland. Theology of religions; Religious plurality; Contrast between individual people and their religious traditions; The Holy Spirit and religious plurality.

  • Moves of the Spirit: Diversity or syncretism? Lyles, J.C. // Christian Century;3/13/91, Vol. 108 Issue 9, p284 

    Editorial. Looks at the major issues addressed by the Seventh Assembly of the World Council of Churches which recently met at Canberra, Australia. Emphasis on the Holy Spirit; Gulf war; Holy Communion division among Protestants and Orthodox; Acceptance of China Christian Council; Dispute over...

  • World Council of Churches: A semi-biased commentary. Valentine, Herbert // Network News;May/Jun91, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p5 

    Comments on the 1991 World Council of Churches' meeting in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Tensions between the Orthodox concerns and style and the `reformed' attempts to cast concepts in less traditional modes; Theme of the assembly; Use of visual arts to enhance worship.

  • A tough source of conflict seen in the 7th Assembly of the World Council of Churches. Turner, Eugene // Network News;May/Jun91, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p6 

    Reflects on one matter relating to justice seen at the 1991 Assembly of the World Council of Churches. Comparison of the Assembly with the Council of Trent; Inevitability of conflict in the Assembly; Refusal of women leaders to accept male dominance exhibited by certain member churches;...

  • The World Council of Churches Seventh Assembly. Organ, Kent // Network News;May/Jun91, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p7 

    Cites the accomplishments in the 1991 Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Evocative symbolic acts and songs in every worship service; Call on churches `to give up any theological or moral justification of the use of military power'; Assembly's...

  • Montreal to Compostela: Pilgrimage in ecumenical winter. Heim, S.M. // Christian Century;4/1/92, Vol. 109 Issue 11, p333 

    Discusses the upcoming World Council of Churches Fifth World Conference which will be held in August 1993 at Santiago de Compostela, Spain--30 years after the previous conference in Montreal. 1993 conference will review movement toward visible unity; 1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference; WCC...

  • WCC seeks faith and order.  // Christian Century;8/25/93, Vol. 110 Issue 24, p810 

    Reports on a World Council of Churches conference on Christian unity held on August 1993 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Protestant, Orthodox and Catholic representatives; Aim of charting a future for the ecumenical movement; Topics addressed as including proselytism and the ordination of...

  • WCC eyes future amid financial worries.  // Christian Century;11/8/95, Vol. 112 Issue 32, p1040 

    Reports on the September 1995 meeting of the World Council of Churches' Central Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. Financial problems of the group; Focus on questions about the role of the group in the future of ecumenism.


Read the Article

Other Topics