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Monday, 8. August 2005

21 September: Churches to pray for peace in Asia and the world 

In 2005, for the second year running, churches representing over 560 million Christians world-wide are being invited to mark the UN International Day of Peace, 21 September, as an International Day of Prayer for Peace.

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Thursday, 19. May 2005

Mission gathering sends letter to churches 

The Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) has issued a letter to the Christian world in which it calls on churches everywhere to become healing and reconciling communities of hope, open to all.

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Monday, 16. May 2005

"Sending Service" on the Areopagus Embraces Unity amid Diversity 

Following in the footsteps of Saint Paul, WCC general secretary Samuel Kobia proclaimed Christian unity in"a fellowship that exceeds our capacity to define it".

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Monday, 16. May 2005

Mission meeting ends in footsteps of Paul 

On Sunday, Christians from more than 100 nations, representing churches in every geographic region and most of the historic traditions of Christianity, closed their conference on world mission and evangelism in a"sending service" in central Athens, on the site of Saint Paul's sermon to the Athenians.

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Sunday, 15. May 2005

The three dimensions of reconciliation: truth, justice, forgiveness 

The"language of reconciliation is often unclear" and it has sometimes been"manipulated and distorted to serve other ends". But reconciliation reveals"the heart of the gospel," and thus is a paradigm for church mission.

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Friday, 13. May 2005

"God healed me completely, although I am still living with HIV" 

Gracia Violeta Ross only understood the meaning of her first name (grace) after discovering she was HIV-positive.

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Thursday, 12. May 2005

Greek church leaders call for strengthening of united Christian witness 

Greek church leaders have called for"coordinated efforts and a united Christian witness" to tackle global problems more effectively.

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Wednesday, 11. May 2005

Communion: an answer to globalization 

"Avoiding the simplistic interpretations which see globalization and post-modernity only as a melting-pot or, on the contrary, only as an inevitable clash of civilizations, we are called to see the present state of affairs as an occasion for critical creativity."

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Tuesday, 10. May 2005

For Christian mission, it's time for confession, repentance and conversion, Kobia says 

It is time for confession, repentance and a deep conversion in thinking and attitudes, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia told participants at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism.

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Tuesday, 10. May 2005

Christodoulos affirms ecumenical dialogue and renewed identity and mission 

The archbishop of Athens and all of Greece, His Beatitude Christodoulos, affirmed the need for ecumenical encounter and dialogue, as well as for a new articulation of Christian identity and mission in order to face contemporary challenges.

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Tuesday, 10. May 2005

Where and when the Holy Spirit comes 

About 700 representatives from churches and mission bodies from all over the world were advised to recognize that the presence of the Holy Spirit is not to be claimed by themselves, but acknowledged by their neighbours.

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Wednesday, 4. May 2005

Message of the Presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 2005 

Grace and peace to you on this Feast of Pentecost 2005, in which we celebrate the many gifts of God?s Spirit!

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Thursday, 28. April 2005

World mission conference to be broadcast live on the internet 

On 10 May, when 500 delegates from all over the world meet in Athens for the opening session of the first world mission conference in the 21st century, many more participants world-wide will be able to join them online.

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Thursday, 6. May 2004

World mission conference one year away: Widest-ever range of churches to reflect on healing and reconciliation 

The 2005 Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, which is expected to host participants from the widest range of churches in the history of mission conferences, is just one year away.

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Wednesday, 11. June 2003

Nominations invited for"the most universal Christian mission gathering" 

Invitations to nominate participants to the next Conference on World Mission and Evangelism have been sent out to World Council of Churches (WCC) member churches and organizations and networks affiliated with the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME). The conference will take place in Athens, Greece, 12-19 May 2005.

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