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Resolution 14 - Councils of Churches

Resolution 14

Councils of Churches

This Conference:

1. Recognises the World Council of Churches as a special instrument of God in bringing into fuller unity and mission those Churches that confess "the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures, and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit," and in expressing their commitment to justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.

2. Encourages the provinces of the Anglican Communion to fuller commitment to the work of the WCC as well as other councils.

3. Recommends that all such councils be as inclusive of the baptized as possible and that all Churches be encouraged to contribute to the life and witness of such councils as fully as possible.

4. Expresses the hope that, through the councils, the Churches are helped to function as closely as possible in accordance with the Lund Principle, viz. that Churches should do together all those things that deep differences of conviction do not compel them to do separately.

World Council of Churches Lund Principle Councils and synods (See further paras 101 and 102 of the Report on "Ecumenical Relations.")