Global Christian Forum

An exciting new ecumenical initiative, the Global Christian Forum, which includes the Roman Catholic Church and some Evangelical & Pentecostal churches not within the formal World Council of Churches structures, has been constituted in recent years, broadening the dialogue and co-operation between Christians.

To create an open space wherein representatives from a broad range of Christian churches and inter-church organisations, which confess the triune God and Jesus Christ as perfect in His divinity and humanity, can gather to foster mutual respect, to explore and address together common challenges.
(from the Guiding Purpose Statement)

The first meeting of the Forum was at Limuru, Nairobi in November 2007. This was the culmination of 9 years work starting with the formation of the Forum in 1998. There were 226 leaders and representatives from a wide range of worldwide Christian traditions in attendance. Revd Peter Sulston attended from the Methodist Church of Great Britain.
More information about this meeting and how it came about can be found in the book, Revisioning Christian Unity.

The second meeting of the Forum took place at Manado in Indonesia, 4 - 7 October 2011, around the theme of Life Together in Jesus Christ, Empowered by the Holy Spirit.

The GCF's activity plan has set out the aims for 2012-2016.

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