The ecumenical movement has its origin in Jesus’ poignant prayer on the eve of his death, his yearning for the unity of all – “that they may all be one as I am in you” (Jn. 17:21). Towards this end, the movement has created an ecumenical space for the coming together of the Churches to negotiate doctrinal and theological differences so as to become a credible and prophetic witness in the world. Globally, the Churches have gone through moments of profound wisdom when they recognized that working together on mission challenges facing the world, allows them to have an even greater impact than if they did it alone. Jesus’ call inspires them to forge ties of unity in faith, moving forward to a common confession of faith.Login to read more
The author is feminist theologian, served the World Council of Churches and continues to contribute to the local and universal ecumenical movement.