4 September 1949 World Council of Churches First Assembly calls for Witness to Jewish people #otdimjh


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

slide0211_image055 The founding of the World Council of Churches in Amsterdam – 1948

To the member churches of the World Council we recommend:
— that they seek to recover the universality of our Lord”s commission by including the Jewish people in their evangelistic work

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The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an international fellowship of Christian churches, built upon the foundation of encounter, dialogue and collaboration. The WCC was formed to serve and advance the ecumenical movement – the quest for restoring the unity of the church – by encouraging in its members a common commitment to follow the gospel. The prayer of the churches which belong to the WCC is for the renewal and faithful response of the people of God in witness and service to the world.

In 1937, church leaders agreed to establish a World Council of Churches, but its official organization was deferred by the outbreak of…

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