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Wittenberg declaration hailed by WCC

WCClogo colour x150The World Council of Churches (WCC) has welcomed the signing of two ecumenical statements by the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in which it seeks to overcome divisions of the past and to work with other Christian communions for unity and common witness.

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The ceremony was held on 5 July in Wittenberg, where Martin Luther once lived and worked. In the year of the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, the event is an expression of the common call of churches to witness in the world.

 

“Today is a historic day,” Jerry Pillay, president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches stated at the beginning of the ceremony. 

Read the complete WCC article by Stephen Brown, Editor for the Ecumenical Review at the World Council of Churches.

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