Consultation on Church Union

Consultation on Church Union


February 3, 2003


Conversations between the Episcopal Church and the Methodist Church were suspended in favor of wider discussions after Eugene Carson Blake, then the Stated Clerk of the United Presbyterian Church, proposed in 1960 that the Episcopal Church join the United Presbyterian Church to...

February 2, 2003

1. Introduction

“So if anyone is in Christ there is a new creation: Everything old is passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling...

July 24, 1999

The following is a call to action from delegates to the Eighteenth Plenary of the Consultation on Church Union (COCU) to the nine member-churches. Common witness and service are two marks of an ecumenical body. The COCU member-churches have chosen to live this commitment especially by focusing...

May 1, 1999

Final text

The Episcopal Church has been asked to make a report of the official action taken by our communion in response to Churches in Covenant Communion which was approved by the COCU plenary of 1988. This is our action: At our 1994 General Convention, the...

January 27, 1999

A 39-year-old dream for a new form of unity among nine churches has taken a step into the future in a commitment to be "visibly intertwined as never before"-but without the Episcopal Church, at least for the time being.

At the closing session of the 18th plenary of the Consultation on...