World Conferences of the Ecumenical Council of Churches and their Attitude Towards the Creation (1948-2013)

  • Ivan Macut Universtity of Split, Catholic Faculty of Theology

Abstract

The work with an introduction and concluding thoughts has
two chapters. In the first chapter titled “Briefly about the Creation
and Work of the Church's Ecumenical Council”, we describe the
beginning and development of this important ecumenical council on
a global scale, and we also produce a list of all ten world conferences
held from 1948 to 2013. The second chapter of the paper has the
title “Themes of Relationships Created at World Conferences of the
Ecumenical Council of Churches”. It speaks of the main ecological
topics, accents, incentives and warnings at some of the world's conferences
of the Church's Ecumenical Council. The World Ecumenical
Assembly in Seoul in 1990 was a decisive incentive for ecological
issues, and for the first time the Ecumenical Council of Churches
directly talks about the created world and ecology at the 7th World
Assembly in Canberra in 1991. Of course, the Eighth World Assembly
in Harare in 1998, the ninth in Porto Alegre in 2006, and finally,
the tenth World Assembly in Busan, in 2013, deal with more or less
the same theme. At the end of the paper, we also issued the Climate
Justice Declaration of the Executive Board of the Church's Ecumenical
Council of 2016 and a short list of the chosen bibliography of
the created in the edition of the same council.

Published
2020-01-07
How to Cite
MACUT, Ivan. World Conferences of the Ecumenical Council of Churches and their Attitude Towards the Creation (1948-2013). International scientific-theological symposium, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 1, p. 413-436, jan. 2020. Available at: <http://ojs.kbf.unist.hr/index.php/simpozij/article/view/491>. Date accessed: 28 jan. 2020.