21.05.05 05:29 Age: 7 yrs
Christian Today Interview with Mr Simon Barrow of CTBI
Mr Simon Barrow of CTBI
As the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) convened by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Athens, Greece, closed on Monday 16th May, Christian leaders across all denominational lines have not stopped in their passionate calls for the churches to become "healing and reconciling communities of hope".
Gathered under the theme "Come, Holy Spirit, Heal and Reconcile! Called in Christ to be Reconciling and Healing Communities" in Athens, Greece from 9th-16th May, over 600 participants from 300 churches, confessions and Christian bodies across 105 countries joined the CWME.
It was said to be one of the broadest gatherings of Christian churches and organisations in the early 21st century involving Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Evangelical and Pentecostal delegates from six continents.
Simon Barrow, Secretary of Churches' Commission on Mission (CCOM) of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) was at the gathering in Athens and has offered Christian Today an exclusive interview with regards to the CWME and the ecumenical movement here in the UK (