Two global church bodies of Protestants—the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council—say they are looking to establish a closer relationship.
“It is significant that several united churches around the world are already members of both bodies and have been a voice encouraging us to pursue closer relationships in the future,” said Robert Welsh, the general secretary of DECC.
The Geneva-based WARC said in a statement August 11 that leaders of the two groups had agreed at a meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, at the end of July to continue talking about “the development of a comprehensive partnership in pursuit of the visible unity of the Church.”
WARC general secretary Setri Nyomi said the Nashville meeting marked a “potentially significant” step in the pursuit of Christian unity. “We welcome this important move.”