"Meeting in Toronto -- where at the beginning of its existence the World Council of Churches articulated its nature and task -- the Board of Faith and Order sought to identify possible areas of reflection and action for work in the coming years. This was the first meeting of the newly elected Board, and thus it took time to reflect on the work undertaken in the period 1991-1998, on the issues identified by the Fifth World Conference on Faith and Order at Santiago de Compostela (1993) and the Plenary Commission in Moshi (1996). It deliberated on the themes which have emerged in bilateral dialogues, church union schemes, churches, ecumenical instruments, and in the Harare Assembly. The Board's task in Toronto was to draft recommendations for future work for the Programme Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and to further a number of constitutional matters. These minutes convey an account of the discussion and decisions of the Board". -- Preface, p. .
Contents: Preface / Alan D. Falconer -- Roll Call -- Opening Actions -- Nominations Committee -- Harare and Beyond -- Faith and Order in the Context of the WCC -- Director's Report -- Cluster Director's Report -- Faith and Order and Regional Organizations -- Moderator's Address -- Encounter with the Issues in the Life and Witness of the Canadian Churches -- Closed Sessions -- Ecumenical Spirituality -- Ecclesiology -- Hermeneutics -- Ethnic Identity, National Identity and the Unity of the Church -- Regional Issues -- The Ordination of Women -- Common Date of Easter -- Towards a Common Confession of the One Apostolic Faith -- United and Uniting Churches -- Bilateral Dialogues -- Worship in Relation to the Unity of the Church -- Week of Prayer -- The Waterloo Declaration of the Canadian Lutheran-Anglican Dialogue -- Proposals for Programme of Faith and Order -- Letter of the Younger Theologians to Faith and Order Board Members -- A Proposal: Celebration of Creation in the Liturgical Calendar -- Planning Groups -- Dates for Next Meetings -- Closing Actions -- Appendices -- I. Sermon / Principal Roger Hutchinson -- II. Memorandum of Understanding -- III: Report of Planning Group on Worship Faith and Order Work on Worship (with special reference to Baptism) in Relation to the Unity of the Church: Planning Meeting, Communaute de Grandchamp, July 1998 -- IV. Financial Statements -- V. By-Laws of Faith and Order -- VI. Membership of Faith and Order Standing Commission -- VII. Faith and Order Plenary Commission (as elected by WCC Central Committee, September 1999).