"The Standing Commission held its 1988 meeting from 2nd-10th September at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Boston, USA. Work during these days focussed on the preparation of the Plenary Commission meeting to be held 9th-21st August 1989, in Budapest, Hungary. Much care was taken in planning the process of preparation for that meeting and to clarify methodologies, emphases, perspectives, expected results and new issues at Budapest. It was indeed a very intensive and constructive meeting, and this is reflected by these minutes". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Geneva, October 1988 / Gunther Gasmann. Director -- The Setting of the Meeting -- Attendance at the Meeting -- A: Reports Presented to the Standing Commission -- I. Report of the Director -- II.1 The Unity of the Church and the Renewal of Human Community Report -- II.2 The Ecclesiological Significance of the Churches' Involvement in Issues of Justice, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Report -- II.3 Unity and Renewal / Black Churches in the USA Consultation, New York, Report -- III.1 Progress Report on Apostolic Faith Programme -- III.2 Doctrine of Creation and Its Integrity: A Challenge to the Responsibility of Christianity Today, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Report -- III.3 Confessing the Crucified and Risen Christ in the Social, Cultural and Ethical Context of Today, Rhodes, Greece, Report -- III.4 The Dublin Consultation on Creation and Kingdom -- IV.1 Progress Report on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry -- IV.2 Consultation on Evaluation of BEM Responses, Turku, Finland, Report -- V.1 Week of Prayer 1987-1988 -- V.2 United and Uniting Churches -- V.3 Report of the Joint Consultation on Unity and Mission -- B: Minutes of the Boston Meeting -- I. The Director's Report -- II.1 The Unity of the Church and the Renewal of Human Community -- II.2 Report of Unity and Renewal Steering Group -- II.3 Overview of Unity and Renewal Study Programme -- II.4 Unity and Renewal / Black Churches in the USA Consultation -- II.5 Prospectus for Budapest: Unity and Renewal -- III.1 Towards the Common Expression of the Apostolic Faith Today -- III.2 Report of the Apostolic Faith Steering Group -- III.3 Prospectus for Budapest: Apostolic Faith -- IV.1 Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry -- IV.2 Report of BEM Steering Committee -- IV.3 Prospectus for Budapest: BEM -- V. Ongoing Concerns -- V.1 United and Uniting Churches -- V.2 Week of Prayer: Ecumenical Prayer Cycle -- V.3 Bilateral Conversations -- V.4 Unity and Mission -- VI. Plenary Commission: Budapest -- VII. Other Issues -- VII.1 Ecclesiology -- VII.2 Contributions to WCC Assembly at Canberra 1991 -- VII.3 World Conference on Faith and Order -- VII.4 Towards Increased Involvement of Younger Theologians in the work of Faith and Order -- VII.5 The Unity We Seek -- VIII. Commission and Staff -- VIII.1 Membership -- VIII.2 Election of New Standing Commission -- VIII.3 Staff -- VIII.4 Next Meeting -- C: Appendix I: Budget 1988 -- Appendix II:: Members of the Faith and Order Commission and the Secretariat of the Commission.