Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Partnerships

Presbyterian Church USA

The International Anglican-Reformed dialogue (which includes Presybterians and other churches of the Reformed tradition) issued its final report, "God's Reign and Our Unity," in 1984.  Local dialogues among member churches of the Anglican Communion and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches have taken place after this document was produced.

In the United states, earlier Episcopal-Presbyterian Church conversations were unsuccessful, and from the 1960's discussions with the Presbyterian Church took place within the Consultation on Church Union. The other North American member churches of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches are: Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Hungarian Reformed Church in America, Lithuanian Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, Reformed Church in America, Korean Presbyterian Church in America, and Second Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  The 1999 plenary of the Constultation on Church Union asked the Presbyterian Church USA and the Episcopal Church to consider a bilateral dialogue to explore questions of ministry and oversight, specifically the ministry of bishops.  In 2002 the Consultation on Church Union became Churches Uniting in Christ.

Dialogue with the Presbyterian Church, USA

The 2000 General Convention approved a bilateral dialogue with the Presbyterian Church, USA, which met from 2002-2007.  The proposed Agreement was approved by the 2008 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church and the 2009 General Convention.  Not a proposal for full communion or interim eucharistic sharing, the Agreement encourages Presbyterians and Episcopalians to work together in common mission and witness within the currently permissible bounds of our polities.  The text of the Agreement, along with background materials and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, can be found below.

 


Resources
Resources from Anglican-Presbyterian dialogue.


PCUSA Department of Ecumenical Relations
The Committee on Ecumenical Relations (CER) is a permanent committee of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


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