Two Reformed churches agree to work more closely

In a historic joint session following decades of division and rancor, delegates of the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church buried the hatchet.

CRC and RCA delegates voted unanimously on June 14 in Pella, Iowa, to declare “the principle that guides us, and the intention that motivates us, is to act together in all matters except those in which deep differences of conviction compel [us] to act separately.”

The resolution instructed the CRC’s Board of Trustees and the General Synod Council of the RCA that the two denominations must be guided by this principle, according to a news release from the joint session.

The Reformed Church in America was established in 1628 by early Dutch settlers in New York, but dissenters seceded in 1857 under the name Christian Reformed Church in North America.

 

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