The Ecumenical Review
© World Council of Churches
Edited By: Theodore Gill
Online ISSN: 1758-6623
Associated Title(s): International Review of Mission
Recently, the Vatican, the World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance issued an historic document on mission, questioning many traditional practices and agreeing on standards of integrity about such issues as coercion, cultural hegemony, and “conversion”.
The document is the result of five years of consultations by some 40 experts in ecumenical and interfaith relations in countries around the world. Entitled ‘Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World’, it contains twelve key principles plus recommendations for local churches seeking to overcome conflicts that arise as a result of aggressive missionary activities.