This volume is the official report of the meetings at the Amsterdam Conference of the World Council of Churches in 1948. It contains the official documents of the Assembly together with a general description of its life and work. This is a volume which is of particular value for historical purposes as it describes the main events, gives the reports of the sections and committees, and a summary of the main speeches and discussions and lists of the participants. The increasing number of Protestants who regard the ecumenical movement as one of the most promising developments in the religious world in recent years will welcome this official record of the first meeting of the World Council. The editor is the General Secretary of the World Council.