Reformed groups agree on new global body

"God has called us to be part of a communion"
The World Alliance of Reformed Churches has agreed to unite with the Reformed Ecumenical Council to create a new “global entity” that will form a constituency of 80 million Reformed Christians.

“This is a truly, truly important moment,” said WARC president Clifton Kirkpatrick after the alliance’s executive committee, meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, voted unanimously October 22 to unite with the REC, whose executive committee had agreed to the proposal in March.

At the meeting’s opening worship, which resounded with Caribbean steel drums and traditional organ music, Kirkpatrick, the outgoing stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), had declared, “The heart of the gospel is that we are better together. God has called us to be part of a communion, part of a community.”


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