Thursday, November 11, 2010
Ecumenical institutions and organizations--Christian Churches Together in the USA
Continuing a series of posts calling attention to selected resources featured in Appendix 1, "Resources for Ecumenical Engagement," in Ecumenism Means You, Too: Ordinary Christians and the Quest for Christian Unity (Cascade Books, 2010):
Officially organized in 2006, Christian Churches Together is intended as a forum of ecumenical dialogue and witness involving the participation of representatives from all five major Christian families of churches in the United States: Catholic, Orthodox, historic Protestant, evangelical/Pentecostal, and historic racial/ethnic. (A listing of participating churches and organizations, which includes the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to which I belong, is available here.) The organization seeks to provide a context—marked by prayer, theological dialogue and fellowship—in which churches can develop relationships with other churches with whom they presently have little contact, and it hopes to offer a significant and credible voice in speaking to contemporary culture on issues of life, social justice and peace.
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