An upcoming webinar on 2 December will explore the theme “The whole people of God: the roles and ministries in the church” as part of a continuing series offered by the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission.
The webinar is the third in a series that analyses some 80 responses to the convergence document “The Church: Towards a Common Vision”, published in 2013.
The series, which will comprise eight webinars, is being produced by the commission’s study group on ecclesiology. With the first three webinars planned for 2021, the remaining will take place in 2022 leading up to the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe.
Between 2015 and 2020, the study group of Faith and Order commissioners working on ecclesiology met regularly to read, analyse and reflect together on the responses to “The Church: Towards a Common Vision” received. They identified 16 key themes or issues often raised by the responses, and produced papers on each of these.
Speakers will include:
Moderator: The Rev’d Dr Stephanie Dietrich, WCC Faith and Order commissioner
- The Rev’d Dr Susan Durber, WCC Faith and Order moderator, who will present on “The Role of Women in the Church: The Faith and Order Conversation in The Church: Towards a Common Vision and the Responses to It”
- Dr Paul Meyendorff, WCC Faith and Order commissioner, who will present “The Threefold Ministry”
Respondent: Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church
Register here to join the webinar live, Thursday 2 December, 2 pm CET.
Watch the first and second webinars of this WCC Faith and Order series.
First published on the World Council of Churches website on 25 November 2021.Jump to next article