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Take up the challenge of ‘Mutual Love’ as witness for peace, unity and discipleship urges Global Christian Forum message

GCF Bogotá - Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Global Christian Forum gathering in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC Christians are called to take up together the challenges of peace, unity and costly discipleship the Global Christian Forum has said in a 27 April closing Message to the churches of the world sent from Bogotá, Colombia. The Forum, which connects the broadest range of global Christianity, held its third Global Gathering in the Colombian capital f ..

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Pentecostal leader, Billy Wilson, says Global Christian Forum is platform for learning from one another

GCF Bogotá - Friday, April 27, 2018
Dr Billy Wilson, member of the Pentecostal World Federation executive committee speaking at the GCF gathering in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC A leading American Pentecostal preacher has acclaimed the Global Christian Forum (GCF) as an “important platform” for world faith leaders to come together and learn from each other. Dr Billy Wilson, the president of Oral Roberts University and a member of the Pentecosta ..

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Role of churches in Colombia’s peace process raised at Global Christian Forum gathering

GCF Bogotá - Friday, April 27, 2018
La Candelaria district in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC A leader in Colombia’s administration in Bogota at the third Global Gathering of the Global Christian Forum (GCF) praised the Christian community and religious groups for the role they have paid in the South American country’s peace process. The Colombian Deputy Minister of Political Relations Héctor Olimpo Espinosa Oliver offered greetings at the opening of  ..

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From presentation to proclamation, bishop guides GCF on ‘mutual love’

GCF Bogotá - Friday, April 27, 2018
Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC By Kim Cain* There are moments in a churches conference when it feels as though a speech moves from presentation to proclamation just by its tone and content. Bishop Brian Farrell, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, stepped forward to address the topic of “Envisioning the Journey Ahea ..

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New factors emerging in global Christianity, researcher tells Global Christian Forum gathering

GCF Bogotá - Thursday, April 26, 2018
Center for the Study of Global Christianity researcher Gina A. Zurlo, addressing the third global gathering of the Global Christian Forum on 26 April 2018. Photo: Peter Kenny/WCC Three factors emerging in global Christianity are Africa’s new place in it as of 2018, the rise of Independent Christianity and Christians who self-identify separately from Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants. These aspects are in research by th ..

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Pope Francis says Global Christian Forum fosters respect and human dignity, in Colombia message

GCF Bogotá - Thursday, April 26, 2018
Juan Uzma-Gomez from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity delivers a message from Pope Francis to the Global Christian Forum's gathering in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC Pope Francis has extended his greetings to participants of the Third Global Gathering of the Global Christian Forum in Bogota, Colombia saying it provides solidarity that fosters respect and esteem, mutual forgiveness and that defe ..

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Orthodox patriarch condemns Western aggression in Syria attack, speaking at global Christian meeting

GCF Bogotá - Thursday, April 26, 2018
His Holiness Ignatius Mor Aphrem II addresses the Global Christian Forum's Third Gobal gathering in Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC The Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church has strongly condemned the recent military bombings in Syria, saying that Western aggression in his country was a blow to hopes for a political settlement to the conflict in the region. Speaking to 250 world Christian leaders at the third gl ..

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Christians often not welcome for putting other out of comfort zone: Syrian patriarch at GCF global forum

GCF Bogotá - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch, All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church addresses the GCF gathering. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC The Syrian-based patriarch of an Orthodox Christian church in Syria has told the third global gathering of the Global Christian Forum in Colombia that Christians are often made unwelcome due to putting others outside their comfort zone. Mor I ..

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Evangelical leaders share biblical perspectives on ‘old and new relationships’

GCF Bogotá - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Presentation by Ruth Padilla de Borst in the Plenary on Relationships Old and New during the Global Christian Forum in Bogotá. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC The third global gathering of the Global Christian Forum in Bogota, Colombia has featured a biblical perspectives session, led by evangelical leaders on “Old and New Relationships”. Commissioner Christine MacMillan, the Associate Secretary General for Public Engageme ..

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World Evangelical Alliance extends greetings to Global Christian Forum, reaffirms commitment to it

GCF Bogotá - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Dr Thomas Schirrmacher delivers the message of Bishop Efraim Tendero, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance to the GCF Third Global Gathering. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC Bishop Efraim Tendero, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, sent his greetings to the participants of the Global Christian Forum’s Third Global Gathering in Bogota, Colombia. Delivered by Dr Thomas Schirrmacher, WEA As ..

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