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WCC Assembly renews churches’ commitment towards justice, peace

[World Council of Churches press release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, concluded on 8 November, acting to inspire churches to renew their commitments to justice and peace. Through varied encounters and dialogue within the fellowship of churches, the Assembly has made concrete decisions and recommendations setting priorities for the future work of the WCC.

Message of the WCC Assembly: ‘We intend to move together’

[World Council of Churches press release] “Join the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace” is the title of the Message of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, was convened on 30 October and drew to a close on 8 November 2013. An assembly, the highest governing body of the WCC, is held once every seven to eight years to endorse policies, review projects and point the future direction of the organization.

Orthodox Handbook on Ecumenism presented at WCC 10th Assembly

[Conference of European Churches and World Council of Churches] Orthodox and ecumenical scholars presented the Orthodox Handbook on Theological Education and Ecumenism at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea on Wednesday, 6 November.

The work was coordinated by an editorial group from the different Orthodox and ecumenical organizations including the WCC and the Conference of European Churches along with a team from Volos Academy in Greece.

RIP: Eastern Oregon Bishop William Spofford

ens_110613_williamSpofford[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. William B. Spofford, the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, died Nov.

Forward Movement mourns Edward S. Gleason, honors ‘new beginning’

[Forward Movement] The Rev. Edward S. Gleason, editor and director of Forward Movement from 1995 to 2005, died Thursday, Oct. 31.

Middlers Miller and Woodfin share 2013 Freeman Award for Merit

 [University of the South School of Theology press release] The School of Theology awarded the 2013 Freeman Award for Merit to two seminary students this year — Sarah Leanne Miller and Joseph Robert Woodfin. The award was announced during the school’s annual DuBose Lectures dinner on Oct. 31 and was presented by the vice-chancellor of the University of the South, Dr. John McCardell.

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