“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!” (Psalm 33)
Last night, hundreds of people gathered at Pasadena Presbyterian Church to witness leaders of more than 30 Christian communions and organizations sign a “covenant” marking the official launch of the broadest Christian partnership in our nation’s history — Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Historic Protestants, Racial/Ethnic churches, Evangelicals and Pentecostals. It may be instructive just to see the breadth of the fellowship:
AMEN (Alanza de Ministerios Evangelicos Nacionales); American Baptist Churches in the USA, Antiochian Orthodox, Bread for the World, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Reformed Church, Church of God (Anderson), Church of God of Prophecy, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Coptic Orthodox Church, Diocese of the Armenian Orthodox Church in America, the Episcopal Church,
Evangelical Covenant Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelicals for Social Action, Free Methodist Church of North America, Friends United Meeting, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, International Council of Community Churches, Korean Presbyterian Church, Moravian Church in America, National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Open Bible Churches, Orthodox Church in America, Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, the Roman Catholic Church (US Conference of Catholic Bishops), Reformed Church in America, the Salvation Army, Sojourners/Call to Renewal, Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, World Vision.
Though the press may “little note nor long remember” this occasion — since we are getting along and not fighting — it is an historic one. In the next couple of days, I’ll try to share some of what we’ve learned from each other about evangelism…and about how to stand together in the alleviation of poverty.