Here is one example of the kind of thing that happens when we come together to the glory of God. There must be many more "take home" gifts, like the covenant that the 20-odd members of Home Group #12 in the Visitors Programme made.
They have pledged:
"Grateful to God for our unity in Christ and for the gift of koinonia, we who have shared in song, prayer, Bible study, fellowship and conversation in a home group facilitated by Ruth Bakare of Zimbabwe during the 8th assembly of the World Council of Churches meeting in Harare, December 3-14, 1998, do now covenant together to continue the relationships we have begun, maintaining the fellowship and remaining accountable to one another.
"As a first step. we will identify one specific action we hope to achieve back home, inspired by our experiences here in Harare, and commit ourselves to communicate to others in our group a progress report before our celebration of Easter on 4 April, 1999."
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Mandela to WCC: tribute, and the development goal
Four fundamental questions for churches
Experiences people have had: Living the ecumenical connection
Orthodox preachers shares testimony about being lost
Visitors take home gift of a covenant
Bulgarian Orthodox quit WCC
Looking for the vision
WCC to set up commission with Orthodox churches
Trees will be reminder of the 8th assembly
Listen! Children can work
Letters: Provocative, misleading
50 years ago: Report from Amsterdam
Zimbabwe Christians criticise government
WCC celebrates 50th anniversary
Assembly yes to Christian 'forum'
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