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World Reformed Fellowship launches in Orlandocomment (0)

January 4, 2001

ORLANDO, Fla. — Conservative and evangelical members of the Reformed Christian tradition have joined to launch a new global fellowship to promote cooperation and shared ministries around the world.

The World Reformed Fellowship was formed during an October meeting in Orlando, Fla., between the World Fellowship of Reformed Churches and the International Reformed Fellowship. The two groups merged to share resources and ideas.

The new body will bring together the two groups, which had been formed along largely ethnic and regional lines.

The World Fellowship of Reformed Churches was formed in 1992 and included the Presbyterian Church in America and churches in Mexico and Brazil. The International Reformed Fellowship was organized in 1994 and included churches in Asia.

The new fellowship will not issue governing decisions that affect member churches. It will adhere to a conservative doctrine, including the inerrancy of Scripture and historic Christian creeds and confessions.

U.S. churches that will be part of the new body include the Presbyterian Church in America, an Atlanta-based church of 224,000 members, and the 6,400-member Reformed Episcopal Church, based in Philadelphia.

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