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Edinburgh 1910

Forerunner conference of World Council of Churches (WCC)
Missionaries who had been happy to work alongside their opposite numbers from other denominations while working alongside "non-Christian peoples" were invited to put their views to this international conference.

The International Missionary Council (IMC) was formed (see conferences in 1928, 1938, 1947 & 1958) before merging with WCC in 1961.

Seven major topics were discussed:

  1. Unity
  2. The Church's message
  3. The nature of the Church
  4. A common confession of faith
  5. Ministry
  6. Sacraments
  7. The unity of Christendom
Differences surfaced over "applied Christianity".