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Ecumenical Learning

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Author(s): Swan, Darlis J.
Learning has always been important for the ecumenical movement, for in a world rampant with secularization and globalization, where Christianity appears to be no more than one option among many religious pluralities, learning is essential for survival. Ecumenical learning had its beginnings as early as 1910, when the ecumenical movement was born. At the World Missionary Conference that year in Edinburgh, one of the topics discussed was “Education in Relation to the Christianization of National Life.” More recently the concept has been housed within the World Council of Churches (WCC…