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7-15 May 2013
Office of Theology and Communion
WCRC consciously calls itself a “communion of churches”. As a communion WCRC is based on the understanding of koinonia. Jesus Christ has revealed that koinonia is the reality of the participation of his sisters and brothers into his body. This reality is clearly visible in our life when we share bread and wine at Christ’s table when in fact we share the body and blood of Christ and when through this koinonia ‘all kinds of injustice, racism, separation and lack of freedom are radically challenged’. Therefore WCRC affirms that there can be no communion without justice and no justice without communion. Any separation between the call to communion and the commitment to justice would ignore the basis of koinonia.
In Reformed theology, we affirm and embody characteristics that distinguish how we see our place in God’s world. The basics for Reformed Theology are:
The office of Theology and Communion is responsible for:
Communion and justice have always been core callings of Reformed people, but never more urgently than today!
UGC section report: Reformed Identity, Theology, Communion
It strengthens Reformed Christians worldwide in their desire for unity among the churches.