Communiqué of the International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue

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The Co-Chairs are The Revd Elizabeth Welch (Reformed) and The Most Revd David Chillingworth (Anglican).This was the first time that the Anglican and Reformed Communions have met in a formal dialogue at the global level since 1984, when the dialogue finalized its agreement statement, God’s Reign and our Unity. Following an exploratory meeting in 2011, there has been fresh energy and enthusiasm for a new round of dialogue between the two Communions. The dialogue has been mandated to study to the nature of communion (koinonia), a wide range of missiological challenges facing the two Communions, and the sources wherein the work of the Spirit may be discerned, notably authority and governance, episcope and episcopacy.The theme of this first meeting has been ‘The Nature of Communion’ drawing on the New Testament word koinonia, being invoked today to describe the nature of the interrelationships between churches.As part of its preliminary reflection on the nature of communion, there were presentations and discussion on the topic from the perspectives of the Old and New Testaments, and Church history. Seventeenth century English Reformed theology was put in dialogue with contemporary Orthodox theology. The African concept of Ubuntu was placed in dialogue with New Testament understandings of communion. The perspectives on communion from recent WCC document The Church: Towards A Common Vision played an important role in the conversation. Communion in relation to understandings of the nature of community and of Holy Communion proved a helpful part of the discussion.The dialogue began with a celebration of Holy Communion using a liturgy of the United Reformed Church at which the Anglican Co-Chair preached, and closed with a celebration of Holy Communion according to the Scottish Episcopal liturgy, at which the Reformed Co-Chair preached. The members of the dialogue prayed together each morning and evening.This first meeting of the Commission was hosted by the WCRC and facilitated by the Church of South India (CSI), which is itself an organic union including Anglican and Reformed churches. The CSI contributed two local scholars as participants to this meeting of the dialogue; their many contributions and perspectives context, theological education and being a minority church greatly enriched the discussion. The contribution of the local participants was so vital to the meeting, that it gave rise to the hope that at each meeting of the dialogue, representatives of the local churches be invited to attend.Members of the Commission were honoured to be welcomed by Bishop Thomas K. Oommen (Deputy Moderator of the CSI) and The Reverend Dr D. R. Sadananda (General Secretary of the CSI).To enable understanding of the Christian culture of south-west India in its Portuguese, Dutch and English forms, the CSI arranged for a memorable visit to St Francis’ Church, Fort Kochi. The Commission also paid a moving visit to the fifteenth synagogue at Fort Kochi belonging to a now small Jewish community.The Commission spent a day in intense discussion of its mandate, clarifying priorities, and critically reflecting on guiding themes for the way ahead. It will meet again in early September 2016.Members of the Dialogue present at the meeting:AnglicansThe Most Revd David ChillingworthScottish Episcopal ChurchDr Clint Le BruynsAnglican Church of Southern AfricaThe Revd Prof Dr Renta NishiharaNippon Sei Ko KaiThe Revd Dr Amy E. RichterThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rt Revd Kumara Illangasinghe (Consultant)Church of CeylonStaffThe Revd Canon Dr John Gibaut(Co-Secretary)The Revd Neil VigersReformedThe Revd Elizabeth Welch Co-ChairUnited Reformed ChurchThe Very Rev Professor Iain TorranceThe Church of ScotlandThe Revd Dr Royce M VictorChurch of South IndiaThe Revd Fundiswa Amanda Kobo (Consultant)Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern AfricaThe Revd Helené Van TonderDutch Reformed ChurchStaffThe Revd Dr Douwe Visser(Co-Secretary)CSI observersThe Revd Dr Allan Samuel PalannaThe Revd Sharath Sowseelya Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img

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