WCC’s online library may narrow info gap

GENEVA (ENI) The World Council of Churches (WCC) has launched the first online digital library covering theology and ecumenism, called GlobeTheoLib, saying it will help close the information gap between North and South.

“The time has come to launch a new model of ecumenical sharing of theological resources in order to prepare world Christianity for the 21st century,” the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC, said in a statement.

The library, which will initially contain nearly half a million articles, represents “a key to social development, church development and the integrity of the churches’ witness,” said the Rev. Dietrich Werner, of WCC’s program on ecumenical theological education, at the launch at the WCC’s headquarters in Geneva.

The library can be accessed at