The World Council of Churches and Globethics.net have co-published four new books on different facets of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. Harvesting the insights from the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace process and visits from the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, this series focuses on a number of geographic and thematic areas.
Towards an Ecumenical Theology of Companionship: A Study Document for the Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. Since 2014, the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace Theological Study Group and the Reference Group of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace have been on a pilgrimage, visiting various countries and communities around the world, followed by study and reflection on what it means for churches to be on a pilgrimage of justice and peace today.
At each station of the pilgrimage, these two groups—after listening carefully—revisited underlying themes and reflected on them theological in light of an emerging Ecumenical Theology of Companionship. This document—composed by the “pilgrims” in dialogue with the communities—presents these findings and reflections for broader sharing.
Seek Peace and Pursue It: Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Europe. The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace is intended to be an expression of international solidarity with people, particularly those in difficult circumstances. This publication looks at work done directly within the context of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Europe, as well as justice and peace issues promoted by churches that complement the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace agenda.
Hate Speech and Whiteness: Theological Reflections on the Journey Toward Racial Justice. During the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, the issue of racism has emerged as one of the pilgrimage’s four common themes. The chapters that make up this publication represent a selection of the papers presented at a series of webinars organized in late 2020 by the Theological Study Group of the Pilgrimage.
Organized around three major themes—whiteness, including its relationship to slavery, racism, and hate speech—the contributions represent an invitation to the ecumenical fellowship to engage in self-critical examination of how practices, orders, configurations, methodologies, and structures of the church(es) have perpetuated the discrimination, xenophobia, and racism that counter unity in Christ.
Our Feet into the Way of Peace: Holistic Approaches to Peace-building in the Context of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. Within the framework of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, this publication is a reflection on the lived experiences of the pilgrimage from the perspective of the people and churches from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Korean Peninsula, Palestine and Israel, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Colombia. It consists of an overview of the peace-building process in each country since the WCC 10th Assembly and practical steps churches can take together.
Towards an Ecumenical Theology of Companionship: A Study Document for the Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace