Saturday, June 19, 2010

Formation: World Communion of Reformed Churches


It's on World Communion of Reformed Churches' website: "The World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and the Reformed Ecumenical Council (REC) are uniting to form a new body representing more than 80 million Reformed Christians worldwide. This united body will be called the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)."

Ecumenical News International's comment on this unity:
"Reformed Christians trace their heritage back to the 16th-century Reformation led by Jean Calvin, John Knox and others, as well as to earlier movements that sought to reform the Roman Catholic Church.

"It will strengthen the contribution of the Reformed churches to unity, peace and justice," said WCC general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit. "This is a new expression of the visible unity of God's Church, and as such it represents both a gift from God and a sign of hope.
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The Uniting General Council of this new WCRC has a blog too. And there are reasons for the new symbol. The motto for WCRC: "Unity in the Spirit in the bond of peace." (Eph. 4.3)

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