The Methodist Church in Brazil had voted recently to withdraw from interchurch
bodies that had the Roman Catholic church and non-Christian groups in membership, including the National Council of Christian Churches in Brazil, which hosted the WCC assembly in February.
There is, however, another cause for the unfruitfulness of interchurch
Hogan, RPA, The Interchurch
Center--475 Riverside Drive,
The staff at various interchurch
social justice coalitions, recently reorganized under a single umbrella group called KAIROS, are now officially employed by the United Church, which collects and administers funds from partner Presbyterian, Lutheran, Anglican and Roman Catholic churches.
Most effectively, Rehrauer pondered the consequences of fully implementing "Gather Faithfully Together" -- its consequences for renovation committees, catechesis, evangelization, social action, parish budgets, the use of authority in the church, the sacrament of reconciliation and interchurch
families, to give just eight categories.
Since 1990, she has worked in The Interchurch
Center in New York City, until 2006 as an associate director of the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, and currently as the Center's theological consultant and as a research assistant for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.
In addition, he was Director of Music and Organist of the Interchurch
Center (1960-1967), was for ten years Chair of the Organ Department at the Manhattan School of Music, and served on the faculties of the School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary as well as Teacher's College of Columbia University, New York.
Meanwhile, large-scale, single-crop agriculture is the norm, and 60 corporations control roughly 80 per cent of the global food economy, according to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, an interchurch
agency; farmers' debt load is increasing as machinery and inputs cost more, forcing 80 per cent of Canadian farmers to find income elsewhere.
Tim has been managing 475 Riverside Drive, also known as the Interchurch
Center, the 600,000-SF, 20-story building located near the Columbia University campus in Manhattan," said John Poblocki, regional senior v.
Even if this christocentric universalism is today no longer central to the life of the ecumenical movement, Bible study, and the preoccupation with the biblical witness from wwhatever perspective -- contextual, liberationist, feminist, and so on -- has become a permanent feature of any ecumenical undertaking, whether this be a local group, a large interchurch
and lay gathering such as the Kirchentag in Germany, or a WCC assembly.
Beth reiterated that sentiment when she became the first "roving" chaplain of the Interchurch
Chaplaincy Project (ICCP), a Mennonite mission to mentally and emotionally ill Christians.
In an ecumenical service at the Interchurch
Center here, Belo recalled how he had been taught in a Rome seminary that Catholics had "the truth and the way.