A Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity, released at the Edinburgh 2010 conference, provides "a world-class resource for all of us who feel a need for continuing ecumenical formation", says the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Archbishop John Sentamu issued a reminder at the closing worship service of “Edinburgh 2010”. Jesus told his followers, “You are my witnesses.” The Anglican archbishop of York appealed on behalf of “the crucial importance of Christian witness.”
Alluding to the gospel account of Peter’s denial of Christ, Sentamu added: “Jesus today is on trial in the court of the world by our lips and lives. Jesus and his gospel are being judged.”
Christian mission is about sharing both the Gospel and material goods, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has said preaching in Edinburgh on Sunday, 6 June.
“This eucharist service [in which] we are sharing together the gifts of God” reminds us that “the highest wisdom in life is to share”, Tveit told the congregation at Edinburgh's St Mary's Cathedral, of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
The need to keep together evangelism and the quest for social justice was highlighted by a representative of an ecumenical mission body speaking at an international church conference in Edinburgh on 3 June.
Bishop Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, from India, voiced a “growing concern that the prophetic voice [of the church] has been gradually diminishing in ecumenical circles including the World Council of Churches (WCC)”. Coorilos is the moderator of the WCC's Commission on World Mission and Evangelism.