The most ambitious expression of ecclesiastical ecumenism is the World Council of Churches, formed in 1948 at Amsterdam. It is helpful to think of the World Council as a major river flowing from three tributaries. These three streams are The International Missionary Council, The Conference on Life and Work and the Conference on Faith and Order. All three trace their sources to that peak of modern ecumenical history The International Missionary Conference at Edinburgh in 1910.
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