Is There True Peace Without Truth? Ideological Roots of a Recent Statement of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches on Religion and Violence

Czy istnieje prawdziwy pokój bez prawdy? Ideologiczne korzenie stanowiska Komitetu Centralnego Światowej Rady Kościołów na temat religii i przemocy

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Strona: 305 - 318

Publikacja w numerze: 16 (2016)

Autor: Składanowski Marcin


The article aims to demonstrate ideological roots of the social and theological attitude of the World Council of Churches on the example of the recent official statement of the Central Committee of the WCC issued on June 28, 2016 which regards the connection between religion and violence. Particular emphasis is put on an attempt to explain how the ideology accepted by the WCC, and present in a more or less distinct manner in the documents of this organization, influences the presentation of Christian teaching regarding peace in the said document. The article analyses the mentioned document, starting from the manner in which the phenomenon of violence has been tackled. Further, it examines those statements in which the WCC is presented as promoting the inter-religious dialogue and peace.