Ecumenical chums

UCC and Disciples

It was a shoo-in vote by the coziest of ecumenical partners holding their biennial conventions together for the second time. Delegates from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), seated in side-by-side sections in a cavernous convention hall, took turns discussing, then approving handily, their denominations’ participation in the successor to the Consultation on Church Union. With all nine denominations now in, the Churches Uniting in Christ will be launched formally in January.


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