"The special significance and achievement of the meeting in Madrid consists in the fact that the Standing Commission clarified and planned the work of Faith and Order until 1989, the next meeting of the Plenary Commission. Thus, clear perspectives for the implementation of our programmes during the next two years were established. The present Minutes contain the reports presented to the Madrid meeting and the reports and decisions from the meeting itself. The Report of the Potsdam consultation of United/Uniting Churches will be published as a Faith and Order Paper". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Geneva, October 1987 / Gunther Gassmann, Director -- A: Reports Presented to the Standing Commission -- I. Director's Report -- II. Progress Report on Apostolic Faith -- III.1 Progress Report on Unity/Renewal -- III.2 The Church as Mystery and Prophetic Sign -- IV.1 Progress Report on BEM -- IV.2 Report of Venice BEM Consultation -- IV.3 Report of Annecy BEM Consultation -- V.1 Unity and Mission: A Proposal -- V.2 "Mission and Evangelism: An Ecumenical Affirmation. From the Perspective of Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry" / H.O. Russell -- V.3 "Mission and Evangelism: An Ecumenical Affirmation. From the Perspective of Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry" / M. Cressey -- V.4 The BEM Document from CWME Perspective / P. Gallup -- V.5 The BEM Document from CWME Perspective / P. Loffler -- V.6 Proposed Action by CWME -- VI. Progress Report on United/Uniting Churches -- VII. Progress Report on Week of Prayer for Christian Unity -- VIII. Progress Report on Ecumenical Prayer Cycle -- B: Reports and Decisions of the Madrid Meeting -- Attendance -- I. Opening Sessions -- II. Towards the Common Expression of the Apostolic Faith -- II.1 Revision of "Confessing One Faith" -- II.2 Preface to "Confessing One Faith" -- II.3 Plans 1987-1989 -- III. The Unity of the Church and the Renewal of Human Community -- IV. Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry -- IV.1 Report on BEM -- IV.2 Letter to the Churches from the Faith and Order Standing Commission -- V. Unity and Mission -- VI. Ecclesiology -- VII. Ongoing Concerns -- VII.1 United/Uniting Churches -- VII.2 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity/Ecumenical Prayer Cycle -- VII.3 Bilateral Conversations -- VIII. Plenary Commission -- VIII.1 Date and Place -- VIII.2 Topics and Preparation -- IX. Personnel -- X. Other Business -- X.1 Edinburgh 1937 -- X.2 Staffing Procedures of the WCC -- X.3 Minutes of Meetings of Standing Commission -- X.4 Publication of Faith and Order Documents -- X.5 Finance -- XI. Next Meeting -- XII Expressions of Thanks -- C: Appendix I. Budget -- Appendix II. Membership of the Faith and Order Commission.