A report on Unity, Identity and Mission, developed from the conversations of a joint United Reformed Church (URC)/Church of England consultation group between 2012 and 2015, is now available as an ebook from CTBI.
Unity, Identity and Mission (.MOBI)
Unity, Identity and Mission (.EPUB)
The MOBI file can be read on Kindle devices or using free Kindle software on Apple and Android tablets and phones, plus PCs and Apple Macs. The EPUB file can be read on Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs using iBooks, and some other ebook readers, for example from Sony.
About the report
Discussing the report at the United Reformed Church (URC) General Assembly in July 2016, the Revd Nicola Furley-Smith, Moderator of the URC’s Southern Synod, said ‘New ecumenism brings churches together in common action, whereas the old ecumenism aimed to unite churches in common structures.’ Cumbria is an example of good ecumenism which ‘enables practical unity in witness and evangelism’, said Nicola. She reported that Cumbria’s model is being explored elsewhere.
The group responsible for the report wrote it with local churches in mind: it includes questions for reflection and Bible passages to study with the aim of helping churches discern what the Spirit is saying about ecumenical ministry.
Sharing the Faith at the Boundaries of Unity
A report of informal Church of England and Baptist Union of Great Britain conversations relating to Christian unity was published in 2015.