UCC considering a new statement of faith

 — July 28, 200528 juil. 2005

The United Church of Canada is engaged in a study process towards the adoption of a new statement of faith. The proposed statement would not replace any existing document — the Basis of Union, the 1940 Statement of Faith, or A New Creed (1968) — but would supplement the existing statements.

The study process, entitled Faith Talk II: A draft statement of faith for discussion and response, seeks responses from congregations, groups, and individuals by October 2005. In 2000, the 37th General Council described the proposed draft statement as “honouring the diversity of our church and acknowledging our place in a pluralistic world and in an ongoing and developing tradition of faith.” They further instructed the Committee on Theology and Faith to “give priority to engaging the church in conversation on the nature of the church (ecclesiology), ministry and sacrament.” The committee intends to revise the current draft in light of responses from the wider church, and to submit the proposed new statement of faith to the 39th General Council in 2006.

Posted: July 28, 2005 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=152
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