World Council (of Churches) Forced to Rethink Itself
The World Council of Churches -- the world's biggest ecumenical body -- is considering radical changes in its structure, including the creation of a new ecumenical forum which could include the Roman Catholic Church and other churches which are not members of the WCC.
The council has 330 member churches throughout the world, including nearly all of the world's historic churches, with the exception of the Roman Catholic Church. The proposed changes seem likely to reduce the size of the WCC's organizational structure, resulting in a less costly and more flexible organization.
The proposals, outlined in a paper sent recently to the WCC's 330 member churches, will be …
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Publication information: Article title: World Council (of Churches) Forced to Rethink Itself. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 123. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 1997. Page number: 9. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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