Is there real potential for visible unity among today's churches, or are cultural and dogmatic differences too great to be overcome? Theodore Gill takes the temperature at a major global gathering looking at these concerns.
The current and incoming General Secretaries of the World Council of Churches have said that honest conversation is the basis of meaningful interfaith encounter and the hopeful collaboration that can spring from it.
Korean churches are already experiencing the positive impact of the decision that they will host the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan in 2013, say those involved with advance preparations.
Church representatives from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia will visit churches and civil society groups in India to back justice and peace work and oppose caste discrimination and violence against Christians.