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Section IV.4 - Local ecumenism

Resolution IV.4

Local ecumenism

This Conference:

  1. welcomes the initiatives taken in many provinces and dioceses to work together at the local level with Christians of other traditions; especially in the establishment of Co-operating Parishes, Ecumenical Shared Ministries and Local Ecumenical Partnerships;
  2. notes with interest the proposal for an Ecumenical Bishop in Wales and commends this proposal to the first meeting of the proposed Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations for study;
  3. commends joint ministerial and theological formation, wherever appropriate and possible, including both pre-and post-ordination training;
  4. encourages Christians to join together to witness to justice and peace and to moral, social and environmental concerns entailed by life in Christ;
  5. notes with interest the Covenant Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Ministers of the Church Unity Commission in Southern Africa; and
  6. welcomes the continuing work of the Church Unity Commission on the ministry of episcope and requests that the result of the study be reported to the proposed Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations.

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