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Episcopal Concordat

Yes (by Paul J. Blom)

The proposed Concordat of Agreement between the Episcopal Church and the ELCA is primarily about celebrating our common faith and focusing on our common mission.

No (by Richard J. Foss)

The question before voting members at our Churchwide Assembly regarding the Lutheran-Episcopal Concordat of Agreement is not whether to be ecumenical; it is how to be ecumenical in such a way that we can faithfully live out Jesus' Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18-20) and Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40, John 13:34), while living in the most fruitful relationship possible with others in the body of Christ.


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