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Title: International Conference of Interchurch Families at Geneva
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 4 Issue: 2 Date: Autumn 1998
Exchanging experiences and getting to know one another across the boundaries of language and culture as well as of church tradition, has been the main intention of the International Conference of the Interchurch Families (Rassemblement Mondial des Foyers Mixtes) which was held in July 1998 in Geneva. And yet, this time the gathering was not so much focusing on the everyday joys and sorrows of those couples living a cross-denominational marriage, but rather on the endeavor to define their specific role within the ecumenical movement as a whole. Therefore the place of the meeting, the center of the World Council of Churches (WCC), could not have been chosen better. The important role of interchurch couples and families in ecumenism was also significantly underlined by the presence of the two keynote speakers, the WCC’s Secretary General, the Rev. Dr. Konrad Raiser, and Mgr. Pierre Duprey, Secretary General of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.