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New WCC content in online collection hosted by Globethics.net

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

For many years, the Globethics.net Library has hosted a variety of collections on behalf of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The WCC has a longstanding partnership with Globethics.net, and is an active member of the Globethics.net Consortium on Ethics in Higher Education, as well as co-founder of what used to be called the "Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (GlobeTheoLib)".


The institutional "World Council of Churches collection" has recently been updated with new content collected from its website, including documents and publications published at https://www.oikoumene.org/resources. Thanks to an electronic bridge between the two sites, new resources are automatically added to the collection on a weekly basis.


The WCC collection also contains the "WCC digital archive", which includes Faith & Order Papers, as well as other documents related to Mission and Evangelism, the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, or the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC, recently digitised by the Internet Archive, from where Globethics.net can easily aggregate the metadata through its machine harvester, using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).


Among the other WCC related collections, the "International Ecumenical Peace Convocation" collection documents the papers and proceedings of this international ecumenical gathering, concluding the Decade to Overcome Violence, at Kingston, Jamaica, 17-25 May 2011.


The "Edinburgh 2010 collection" refers to the documentation of the centennial anniversary of the First World Missionary Conference 1910 in Edinburgh. The collection includes 35 volumes of the Edinburgh Centenary series, published by Regnum Books International, an imprint of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, in the years 2009-2016.


You will also find collections related to the WCC programme on "Ecumenical Theological Education" containing the periodical publication "Ministerial Formation", as well as documentation around the First Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI), held in conjunction with the WCC Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, 2013.

The WCC collection will also include major WCC monographs, co-published with Globethics.net Publications in the framework of a joint publishing programme that was signed in May 2019, as part of a larger cooperation agreement with Globethics.net aimed at developing and supporting their online education, publications and resources related to the ecumenical movement.


A first volume has been released last year, titled "Mission rediscovered: transforming disciples: a commentary on the Arusha call to discipleship" by Kenneth R. Ross. Globethics.net Publications is currently in the process of developing a new series focused on the WCC programme, "Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace".


All WCC collections can be found here: https://repository.globethics.net/handle/20.500.12424/47 
For more information about this and other collections and content available, contact the Globethics.net Library team at: library@globethics.net


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Founded in 1948, the World Council of Churches (WCC) promotes Christian unity in faith, witness, and service for a just and peaceful world. A global fellowship, the WCC brings together more than 350 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican, and other churches representing more than 580 million Christians from more than 110 countries and work cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church.


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