The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity provides a wonderful starting point for renewing ecumenical discussion about what it means to be part of the Church of God today.
Last year, the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches published The Church: Towards a Common Vision. This convergence text, the product of 20 years of careful study and dialogue among representatives of the vast majority of the world’s churches, has now been offered to member churches of the WCC for study and comment.
ACC-15 commended The Church: Towards a Common Vision to the churches of the Anglican Communion, including those that are not members of the WCC, for study.
The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order (IASCUFO) has now produced a short study guide to the text. It hopes that this will help stimulate discussion about The Church (the text) – and about the Church (as we seek to follow Christ together) – among Anglicans and between Anglicans and their ecumenical partners.
The text of the study guide is available here as a pdf. It is designed to be printed on A4 paper and folded to make an A5 booklet.
The text of The Church: Towards a Common Vision can be downloaded from the website of the WCC, at http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/wcc-commissions/faith-and-order-commission/i-unity-the-church-and-its-mission/the-church-towards-a-common-vision