Radivoje Simić

The Ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches – Porto Alegre 2006

pages: 99-110

Abstract

The Ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches, held in 2006 in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, was in many respects of great importance. After many years of not so fruitful ecumenical meetings, the World Council of Churches had become exactly what Georg Florovsky was warning about a few decades earlier: a kind of forum. Still, the orthodox Churches in co – operation with other Christian churches and communities found a way and contributed to finding a solution for resolving this problem, which was an activity that opened a new perspective in the ecumenical movement at the very beginning of the 21st century. This paper shows the work of the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, which met in Porto Alegre with a special regard for the engagement of the Orthodox Churches in the period shortly before and during that assembly.

DOI:

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UDC:

27-675

27-675:061.2(81)"2006"

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