World Council of Churches (WCC)

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1948-08 Amsterdam Netherlands


Founded by 147 churches, carrying on the activity of H-XH4661 - Life and Work Movement and of H-XH5512 - Faith and Order Movement, two bodies which, prior to World War II, proposed the setting up of a such a Council. Originally European/North American centred, the Council steadily became more world-oriented in fact as well as in inspiration. In Dec 1961, Delhi (India), at WCC 3rd Assembly, H-XH0124 - International Missionary Council (IMC) merged with WCC to become U-XE1807 - Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches (CWME); CWME ceased to exist in the late 1980s, when it merged into WCC programme. H-XH3500 - World Council of Christian Education (WCCE) merged with WCC in Jan 1972; it had been set up in 1907 as 'World's Sunday School Association' and from 1947 was referred to as 'World Council of Christian Education and Sunday School Association' before receiving its final title. WCC constitution was most recently revised in Dec 1998, Harare (Zimbabwe).


As a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures, seek to fulfil together the common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


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Assembly (every 8 years); Central Committee; Executive Committee; Commissions and Working Groups (7).


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