A PERMANENT UNIVERSAL COUNCIL
The Jerusalem council faced a great dispute between the early Jewish-Christians. A Church freed from the law emerged forcefully. Then the Church, previously persecuted, came to power and its ecumenical vocation was held back. We are called to live the Church as a permanent council with all religions and with the cosmos. If the Church that does not take responsibility for injustices and miseries betrays its origin. All "centrisms" must be overcome, from ethno-centrism to logo-centrism, to techno-centrism. The trinity, which is relationship, offers us a model. The council advocated by Panikkar is not an assembly of sovereign states, a contradiction in terms, but an assembly of peoples, cultures, religions that recognize themselves in relation to each other and are open to the "breath of the spirit", despite differing beliefs and interpretations.