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NCCA Assembly

A Conversation with Global Vision

‘What is possible with the Global Christian Forum in its service to Christian unity’

We invite you to join us online as we discuss this topic. 

The online NCCA Assembly will be structured around a conversation between Dr Casely and Rev John Gilmore, NCCA President.

Following the conversation there will be a Q&A session with online participants.

You are warmly encouraged to participate. 

We are honoured to have an opportunity to meet with Rev Dr Casely Essamuah, Secretary of the Global Christian Forum during his forthcoming visit to Australia. 

The Global Christian Forum has four ‘pillars’ – World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Alliance, Pentecostal World Fellowship and the Roman Catholic Church through the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. 

When: Wednesday 6 July 

Time:  11am – 12.30pm AEST

Register:  online here  Zoom meeting code will be emailed at registration

Download:  pdf Conversation with Global Vision flyer 06072022 (585 KB)  to share with colleagues and interested ecumenical friends.  

We look forward to meeting with you online on Wednesday 6 July at 11:00 am.

Background and further reading:

WCC, Global Christian Forum sign memorandum of understanding affirming mutual quest for Christian unity

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Global Christian Forum, in a signing ceremony, affirmed their unique roles in their mutual quest for Christian unity. The agreement marks an historic milestone in the longtime collaboration between the two organizations.  

“We rejoice in the existence and in the witness of the Global Christian Forum to our common calling to bear witness together to the reconciliation and unity of all things in Jesus Christ, God and Saviour,” said WCC Acting General Secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca.

Rev. Dr Casely Baiden Essamuah, secretary of the Global Christian Forum, also rejoiced at the signing of the memorandum. Essamuah highlighted the complementary roles of both entities, along with the “recognition that the calling for Christian unity requires, indeed deserves, more than one expression of ecumenical commitment and cooperation.”

"It was reaffirmed that Global Christian Forum is a platform and a forum, not an institution in itself,” reads the memorandum of understanding, referring to the evolution of the forum. “It has a structure required for administrative purposes but does not itself initiate ‘institutional’ programmes.” 

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