Saturday, August 23, 2008

The WCC at 60

Posted by David Reimer

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of the World Council of Churches. Founded as one of the results of the 1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference (and you can read some background and context to that conference in this essay by Kenneth Ross), it brought together a number of mainline Protestant churches in Amsterdam, 23 August 1948.

The WCC press release has a number of interesting resources, including a link near the bottom for an MP3 of the address delivered on the occasion by Bishop Lesslie Newbigin, which has to be a rarity.