THE WHOLE CHURCH

The Uniting Church in Australia lives and works within the faith and unity of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

OF THE WHOLE CHURCH

    Paragraph 2 Basis of Union

2. OF THE WHOLE CHURCH 

         Paragraph 2 Basis of Union

The Uniting Church in Australia lives and works within the faith and unity of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. The Uniting Church recognises that it is related to other Churches in ways which give expression, however partially, to that unity in faith and mission. Recalling the Ecumenical Councils of the early centuries, the Uniting Church looks forward to a time when the faith will be further elucidated, and the Church’s unity expressed, in similar Councils. It thankfully acknowledges that the uniting Churches were members of the World Council of Churches and other ecumenical bodies, and will seek to maintain such membership. It remembers the special relationship which obtained between the several uniting Churches and other Churches of similar traditions, and will continue to learn from their witness and be strengthened by their fellowship. It is encouraged by the existence of United Churches in which these and other traditions have been incorporated, and wishes to learn from their experience. It believes that Christians in Australia are called to bear witness to a unity of faith and life in Christ which transcends cultural and economic, national and racial boundaries, and to this end the Uniting Church commits itself to seek special relationships with Churches in Asia and the Pacific. The Uniting Church declares its desire to enter more deeply into the faith and mission of the Church in Australia, by working together and seeking union with other Churches.

Reflection
Whole Church

The Whole Church

PARAGRAPH 2 BASIS OF UNION

 

REV PETER CHAPMAN

The Uniting Church in Australia

            lives and works

                        within the faith and unity

of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

The Uniting Church recognises

that it is related to other Churches

 

in ways which give expression,

however partially,

to that unity

 

in faith and mission.

Recalling the Ecumenical Councils of the early centuries,
      the Uniting Church looks forward to a time

               when the faith will be further elucidated,
                        and the Church’s unity expressed,

                                      in similar Councils

It thankfully acknowledges that
the uniting Churches

were members of the World Council of Churches

and other ecumenical bodies,

and will seek to maintain such membership.

It remembers the special relationship

which obtained between the several uniting Churches

and other Churches of similar traditions,

and will continue to learn from their witness

and be strengthened by their fellowship. 

It is encouraged by the existence of United Churches
in which these and other traditions have been incorporated,

and wishes to learn from their experience.

It believes that Christians in Australia

      are called to bear witness to 

 a unity of faith and life in Christ

which transcends

cultural and economic,

national and racial boundaries, 

and to this end the Uniting Church commits itself to seek special relationships

with Churches in Asia and the Pacific. 

The Uniting Church declares her desire

                                      to enter more deeply  into the

 

                        faith and mission of the Church in Australia,

 

                                       by working together

                                       

                                                       and seeking union with other Churches.

ABOUT US

The School of Faith is a ministry of the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia

ADDRESS
CREEDS AND FAITH STATEMENTS 

PO Box 968,
Newtown, NSW, 2042

accoffice@confessingcongregations.com  

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