Das ökumenische Dokument "Christliches Zeugnis in einer multireligiösen Welt" hat in Deutschland erfreuliche Aufmerksamkeit gefunden. Diesen Rezeptionsprozess treiben wir voran.



Evangelii Gaudium
Missionserklärung des ÖRK

Arabisches Baptistisches Theologisches Seminar eröffnet die Diskussion des Dokumentes

Following an introduction by Rev. Charles Costa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ABTS, two of the key contributors to the document, John Baxter-Brown, former consultant on evangelism to the World Council of Churches (WCC), and Rosalee Velloso Ewell, Executive Director of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Theological Commission, presented the document and the process by which it was developed. Of the document, Velloso Ewell affirmed: “This document is unique and its necessity lies in its nature: it is genuinely a mission document, it is genuinely an ecumenical document, it is genuinely an inter-religious document, it is genuinely a biblical document, and it is a historic document. Despite its brevity and simplicity, it is necessary in that these things have never been said jointly, by these three bodies who represent about 95% of Christians worldwide.”

Published initially in Geneva in 2011, the document is the result of a collaboration between the WCC, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID), and the WEA, who together represent hundreds of Christian denominations, including Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and independent churches. (zitiert aus: IMES blog on 13 February 2014)