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Joint Consultative Group between the WCC and Pentecostals

The Joint Consultative Group between the WCC and Pentecostals (JCG) was set up following a decision of the WCC Assembly in Harare 1998.

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WCC and Pentecostals reflect together on baptism, discipleship

WCC and Pentecostals reflect together on baptism, discipleship

The Joint Consultative Group between Pentecostals and the World Council of Churches met from 8-12 November at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute outside Geneva. Established by the Harare Assembly in 1998, the group is currently in its third round of consultation. Since 2015, the group has been studying discipleship and formation.

WCC and Pentecostals discuss discipleship and formation in California

WCC and Pentecostals discuss discipleship and formation in California

The Joint Consultative Group between Pentecostals and the World Council of Churches finished six days of dialogue last week at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (USA), under the leadership of its co-moderators Rev. Dr Cecil M. Robeck (Assemblies of God) and Rev. Dr. Jennifer Leath (African Methodist Episcopal Church).

Pope Francis receives two publications from WCC commission leaders

Pope Francis receives two publications from WCC commission leaders

Pope Francis was presented two publications of the World Council of Churches on 24 February, at the close of a papal audience in the Vatican attended by members of the WCC’s Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME).

Churches from diverse traditions to address persecution faced by Christians

Churches from diverse traditions to address persecution faced by Christians

A recent meeting of representatives from ecumenical organizations, Catholic, Evangelical and Pentecostal churches in Strasbourg, France has promised to address more effectively discrimination, persecution and violence faced by Christians around the world. This theme will be explored in depth through an international consultation to be held in 2015.

WCC commission leadership selected

At the Central Committee meeting of the WCC, leadership of the Council’s consultative bodies was announced. These bodies will steer through the work of the WCC in accomplishing the call from its 10th Assembly to engage in a “pilgrimage of justice and peace”. The WCC assembly was held in the Republic of Korea in 2013.

WCC and Pentecostals need each other, WCC general secretary says

“Among the many challenges that we face in the search for Christian unity is the need to overcome divisions and prejudices that exclude one another,” Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC said to the 22nd Pentecostal World Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.