Ecumenical

Ecumenical · 31. July 2009
RUECB Considering Membership in the Conference of European Churches ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Included: A short commentary on “Amsterdam 400” M o s c o w / A m s t e r d a m -- The Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists’ (RUECB) Department of External Church Relations plans to recommend to its Union Council that the church rejoin the Geneva-based “Conference of European Churches” (CEC). This is one result of...
Ecumenical · 29. August 1992
A Revival from Below? On August 24, Konrad Raiser (pronounced "Riser") became the first Lutheran and German to be elected General-Secretary of the World Council of Churches. He replaces the Methodist Emilio Castro of Uruguay, who will be retiring at the end of this year. Raiser is arriving at a crucial time: Conservative evangelicals such as the German journalist Wolfgang Polzer claim the WCC "has never been in such a serious crises as now." Funding has decreased; the Vatican and conservative...
Ecumenical · 17. November 1991
The Christian Peace Conference is Facing Hard Times In mid-October [October 17-22], 90 persons from 23 countries attended an extraordinary convocation of the Christian Peace Conference at Celakovice, Czechoslovakia. Some Americans in attendance had arrived expecting a funeral. But the 33-year-old Prague-based CPC was not buried: Only its official ties to European and North American denominations are dying. The CPC was created at the height of the Cold War when the Geneva-based World Council of...