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Life and Work Movement
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[German Version]

The Life and Work Movement (LWM) was one of the three great ecumenical movements (along with the Faith and Order Movement and the World Mission Conferences) that led in 1948 to the establishment of the World Council of Churches. Following a preparatory conference in Geneva in 1920, the world conferences of the LWM were held in Stockholm on Aug 19–30, 1925, and in Oxford on Jul 12–26, 1937. Their purpose was to address political and social questions in the spirit of Christ and on the basis of the Chr…

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Döring, Heinrich, “Life and Work Movement”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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