"This book contains the papers and report from the Fifth International Consultation of United and Uniting Churches (Potsdam, GDR, 1-8 July 1987). Meeting at the invitation of the Evangelical Church of the Union (-Region GDR-), the consultation brought together 45 full members from 24 countries, representing 18 united churches and 19 churches engaged in active efforts towards visible unity. These were joined by Roman Catholic and Orthodox observers.)". -- Intro.
Contents: Editor's Introduction / Thomas F. Best -- Living Today Towards Visible Unity / Martin Cressey -- 1. The Voice of the Consultation -- A Message to the Churches -- Report of the Fifth International Consultation of United and Uniting Churches -- 2. Visions of Unity for the Ecumenical Movement -- Reflections on Models of Christian Unity / Paul A. Crow, Jr. -- 3. Unity, Participation and Mission -- Living in a United Church in the Continuing Search for Unity: a Local Example / Elizabeth Welch -- Unity, Renewal and Participation in United and Uniting Church / Alan W. Black -- Models of Mission and Diakonia for United and Uniting Churches / Leslie Boseto -- 4. Scenes from the Lives of United and Uniting Churches -- Unity in an Intra-confessional Context / Arnold R. Mickelson -- Issues Facing United and Uniting Church within the African Context with Special Reference to the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar / Jean de Dieu Rajaonarivony -- Communion of Churches in Indonesia: Five Documents on Unity / Fridolin Ukur -- Growing Together in Unity: the Experience of the Joint Council of CNI-CSI-MTC / Abraham Kuruvilla -- The United Protestant Church in Belgium / Martin J. Beukenhorst -- 5. Appendices -- Mission and Unity -- List of Participants -- Contributors.
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World Council of Churches. Commission on Faith and Order.