"The newly-appointed Standing Commission on Faith and Order gathered from 14-21 June, 2006, in Faverges, Haute Savoie, France. Because it was the first meeting of this standing commission, the sense of anticipation was strong and the agenda challenging. .... These minutes record the flow of the meeting and comprise the presentations made; reports on work done, including background texts for each of the areas of work; and the deliberations and decisions of the standing commission. The process of planning our work for the next period -- with reporting from the programmatic working groups, discussion and revision in light of comments received -- took place in several stages, as explained in the minutes at the appropriate points." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface to the Minutes / Tom Best, Director of the Secretariat of the Faith and Order Commission, World Council of Churches -- Minutes -- Report: "Moving Ahead, challenging a new understanding and relevance today" / Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima -- "We confess on, holy catholic, and apostolic church" / Samuel Kobia -- Review of Faith and Order Programmatic Work -- Panel: "Creative Visions: the Future of Faith and Order": Introduction / Frans Bouwen, Neville Callam, Valburga Schmied-Streck, Dimitra Koukoura -- Plenary Session 17 June 2006 -- Initial Review of Reports from the Planning Process -- Second Review: The Combined Draft Report from Groups -- Third Review: Report on Work Planned by the Standing Commission -- Concluding Discussions -- Standing Commission on Faith and Order, 2006-2013 -- Appendices.
Section on Review of Faith and Order Programmatic Work divided into sub-sections: Ecclesiology -- Ethnic Identity, National Identity and the Search for the Unity of the Church (ETHNAT) -- Christian Perspectives on Theological Anthropology -- Ecumenical Hermeneutics -- Witnesses to the Faith (Bose project) -- Baptism -- The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity -- Music and Liturgy -- Religious Plurality and Christian Self-Understanding -- Porto Alegre Ecclesiology Text: "Called to be One Church" -- Work with the Christian World Communions (CWCs) (The Bilateral Forum) -- United and Uniting Churches -- Theological Reflection on Peace.
Appendices include: A: Final Programme Report --B: Group Reports: I: Ecclesiology -- II: Baptism and Worship -- III: United and Uniting Churches and Christian World Communions -- IV: Religious Plurality and Christian Self-Understanding -- C: By-laws of Faith and Order -- D: Faith and Order Standing Commission Members.
Anglican members of the Faith and Order Standing Commission include: the Rt. Rev. John Hind (Church of England), Dr/Mrs. Mabel Athavale (Church of North India), the Rev. Dr. Richard Treloar (Anglican Church of Australia) and the Rev. Dr. Lisa Wang (Anglican Church of Canada).
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Best, Thomas F.
Callam, Neville (Neville George)
Kobia, Samuel, 1947-
Koukoura, Dimitra A.
Limouris, Gennadios, Metropolitan of Sassima, 1951-2022