Search for Unity “An Urgent Need Today”

500GH.jpg(WCC) The need for the ecumenical movement is an urgent one today, said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit as he spoke this week at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Minnesota.

“It is an urgent need today, for the sake of the future of the churches—and for all humankind and the creation,” he said. “The search for the unity of the church is a service to all – and therefore a central dimension of the mission of the church of Christ in this world.”

Tveit offered a reflection entitled “The Past as Prologue: The Reformation and the Challenge of Religious Relation” at two separate events, one on 8 September in the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, and the other on 10 September in the Great Hall of Saint John’s Abbey and University Church.

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