Moral Contradictions

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Even more good news...

...after learning about Jimmy Carter's effort, I'm heartened to see even more bodies of Christians reaching across ecumenical lines to further God's Kingdom. I'm also glad to see folks take a stand that does not pervert our common faith merely for political power.

Four years in the making, a new group designed to be the broadest ecumenical coalition in American history was officially formed March 31.

Thirty-four denominational and parachurch groups, representing a broad spectrum of American Christianity, constituted Christian Churches Together during a closed-door session of the group’s leaders near Atlanta.

The group is intended to facilitate cooperation across the broadest possible spectrum of Christian traditions -- including Catholics, mainline Protestants, white evangelicals, African-American Protestants and Orthodox Christians.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and other Baptist groups are participating, but the Southern Baptist Convention -- the largest Baptist group -- is not.


The group’s goal, according to its mission statement, is “to enable churches and Christian organizations to grow closer together in Christ in order to strengthen our Christian witness in the world.” (Associated Baptist Press)

Go them.


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