This new history of ecumenism in Australia covers the work of each of the State and Territory based Ecumenical Councils, the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA), the World Council of Churches and links back to historical contexts. The books concern is two-fold: ΓÇ£Koinonia – the fellowship ΓÇô which describes how the Christian churches have worked together over this thirty year period, including the difficulties in maintaining the momentum and the deep seated differences by the leadership of the Christian churches to reach beyond platitudes. The other emphasis of the book is ΓÇ£Diakonia – the servant ministry of Christ ΓÇô and he describes what the churches have done together in the 30-year period. The chapters cover advocating for a just and sustainable society, reconciliation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples, working for global justice and peace, and refugee work.
Pilgrims of hope
An Ecumenical Journey 1980 – 2010
By : Raymond K. Williamson
Pages : 398
Publisher : Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions : 152mm x 228mm
IBSN : 9781925208092