Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The history of Faith and Order ecumenism
This article on the "History of Faith and Order" by Günther Gassmann from the WCC web site originally appeared as an entry in the Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement, 2nd ed. (Geneva: WCC Publications, 2002). It traces the history of the Faith and Order movement from its early 20th-century origins through the merger of Faith and Order and Life and Work to form the World Council of Churches in 1948 to the work of the Commission on Faith and Order from 1948 through the present. A PDF of the pamphlet Churches Affirming Unity, Overcoming Division provides additional information about the study programs of the Commission on Faith and Order.