Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Three Church Groups Launch Historic Document; Document Outlines Ethical Mandates of the Gospel

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) reports that it, along with the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID), have released an historic document today (June 28, 2011) on the Ethics of Christian mission.

Titled "Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct," the document is in part a response to criticisms leveled at Christians by some religious communities in what they perceived to be a use of unethical methods.

This document not only identifies the biblical call to evangelism, but it also outlines the ethical mandates related to the Gospel. Indeed, it is the first document of its kind in the entire history of the Christian Church.

The WEA will translate the document and distribute it to the national, regional, and local alliances, as well as to seminaries, universities, and colleges worldwide.

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