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  Churches Uniting in Christ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) brings together nine mainline American denominations (including both predominantly white and predominantly fl churches), and was inaugurated on January 20, 2002.
However, the Presbyterian Church USA was unwilling to implement some of the changes to its internal rules that this model would require, and the Episcopal Church did not feel able to participate at the time.
CUIC is not a merger, but rather an intercommunion agreement whereby each member recognizes the others as part of the true church, and recognizes its rites (baptism, communion) as valid.
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 Churches Uniting in Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) brings together nine mainline American denominations (including bothpredominantly white and predominantly fl churches), and was inaugurated on January 20, 2002.
CUIC is not a merger, but rather an intercommunion agreement whereby each member recognizes the others as part of the truechurch, and recognizes its rites (baptism, communion) as valid.
The original proposal for CUIC also had a recognition of eachother's ministers, but the Episcopal Church's insistence on the historic episcopate, which conflicts with the method ofadministration in some other member churches (especially in the Presbyterian Church USA), has meant that this part of the CUIC proposal has been put on hold.
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 Churches Uniting in Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
CUIC is the successor organization to the on Church Union (COCU) founded in 1962.
CUIC is not a merger but rather intercommunion agreement whereby each member recognizes the as part of the true church and its rites (baptism communion) as valid.
Churches In Covenant Communion: The Church Of Christ Uniting
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 N E W S R E L E A S E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Gathered on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, church leaders spoke and signed a joint declaration committing their churches to a renewed effort to engage in mission together with particular urgency to confront the evils of racism within the churches and in society.
For Churches Uniting in Christ, the churches share a common conviction that "there is an irrefutable link between the churches’ search for unity in faith, sacraments, and ministry and the struggle to overcome racism in the churches and human community." In other words, Churches Uniting in Christ embodies a vision for Christian unity with justice.
Churches Uniting in Christ is a covenant by the following churches: African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church, International Council of Community Churches, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), United Church of Christ, and United Methodist Church.
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 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), often abbreviated as the Disciples of Christ or Christian Church, is a denomination of Christian Protestantism that grew out of the Restoration Movement founded by Thomas Campbell and Alexander Campbell of West Virginia (then Virginia) and Barton W. Stone of Kentucky.
The insignia of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a red chalice with a white St.
In the United Kingdom, the related Churches of Christ largely united with the United Reformed Church in 1981.
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 Churches Uniting in Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The original proposal for CUIC also had a recognition of each other's ministers, but the Episcopal Church's insistence on the historic episcopate, which conflicts with the method of administration in some other member churches (especially in the Presbyterian Church USA), has meant that this part of the CUIC proposal has been put on hold.
CUIC will however hold negotiations once it is established, hopefully leading to a recognition of each other's ministers within the next few years.
United Methodist Church The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a "partner in mission and dialogue" without being a member.
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 Churches Uniting in Christ
Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), known until its rebirth in 2002 as Consultation on Church Union (COCU), is a national movement that seeks to live more intentionally together in Christian unity.
CUIC is made up of nine member church bodies: the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Church, the International Council of Community Churches, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.
The ELCA is, however, in full communion with both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ.
www.elca.org /ecumenical/conciliarbodies/cuic.html   (199 words)

  
 CUIC
The CUIC denominations are: the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, the International Council of Community Churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and the Episcopal Church.
Churches Uniting in Christ is the fruit of more than 40 years of church unity discussions by the Consultation on Church Union (COCU).
CUIC partners have set a goal of providing a foundation for the mutual recognition and reconciliation of ordained ministry by the members of CUIC by the year 2007.
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CUIC grew out of more than 40 years of discussion by nine denominations who, despite differing theological views, share a common vision of worshiping and working together as one in the Body of Jesus Christ.
She is also currently vice president at large of the National Council of the Churches, serves on the UCC Council for Ecumenism, the Ohio Conference (UCC) Board of Trustees, the Western Reserve Association (Ohio) Department on Church and Ministry (UCC), the Board of Trustees for Interreligious Partners in Action of Greater Cleveland.
"Churches Uniting in Christ is an exciting expression of the fullness of ecumenism, ecumenism that has a vision of the unity of the church and the unity of the human community," says Wood.
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 CUIC Memphis
The national office of CUIC is located in Cleveland, Ohio and the national director is The Rev. Patrice L. Rosner, Associate General Secretary for the Education and Leadership Ministries Commission of the National Council of Churches in the USA, was elected as the new Director of CUIC, to begin work on June 5, 2006.
The Asbury District of the United Methodist Church
The McKendree District of the United Methodist Church
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 United and uniting churches -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
United and uniting churches are churches that bring together (or unite) different (predominantly) Protestant denominations in one organisation.
Church of South India in communion with the Mar Thoma Church, a branch of the pre-16th century undivided Syrian Orthodox Church
United Church in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
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 ipedia.com: Churches Uniting in Christ Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Churches Uniting in Christ brings together nine mainline American denominations, and was inaugurated on January 20, 2002.
CUIC is the successor organization to the Consultation on Church Union founded...
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a "partner in mission and dialogue" without being a member.
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In January 1999, COCU held its first plenary meeting in ten years, recommending that the churches enter into a new relationship to be called Churches Uniting in Christ, to be inaugurated and celebrated during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the year 2002.
The churches pledged themselves to a dialogue on the reconciliation of ministries by 2007 and to a coordinated mission to combat racism.
A bishop or priest of the Episcopal Church is either the presider at the eucharist or stands with the minister presiding.
www.episcopalchurch.org /6947_10354_ENG_HTM.htm   (1922 words)

  
 Outlook News
His successor at the World Council of Churches, Konrad Raiser of Germany, was asked recently for his opinion regarding the impending inauguration of CUIC in the United States.
While many attempts at the reconciliation of churches worldwide have emphasized agreement on baptism and the Lord's Supper, CUIC is distinctive in that three of the nine founding churches are historically African-American.
The member churches of CUIC are the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, the Episcopal Church, the International Council of Community Churches, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.
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 Sharing God's Gifts - Glossary
CUIC grew out of more than 40 years of discussion by the nine denominations and represents more than 22 million Protestant and Anglican Christians in the United States.
The principle, basic to The United Methodist Church, that all leaders and congregations are connected in a network of loyalties and commitments that support, yet supersede, local concerns.
Founded in 1948, the WCC is "a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ and God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfill together this common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit." (WCC Mission Statement)
www.umcgiving.org /content/glossary.asp   (2670 words)

  
 Churches Uniting in Christ
Churches Uniting in Christ is a relationship among nine Christian communions that have pledged to live more closely together in expressing their unity in Christ and to combat racism together.
CUIC is both an outgrowth of and successor to the Consultation on Church Union (COCU), an organization that worked for more than 40 years toward the day when Christians can become more fully reconciled to each other.
Thomas Dipko, who has been serving as the interim Director of CUIC since last November, was thanked for his leadership during this time of transition – especially in bringing together a deep passion for the unity of the Church and racial justice with his experience in organizational acumen and institutional development.
www.cuicinfo.org   (856 words)

  
 International Council of Community Churches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The International Council of Community Churches (ICCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination based in Frankfort, Illinois, in the United States.
It is the main organization of the Community Church movement.
The ICCC is a member of Churches Uniting in Christ, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and the World Council of Churches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Council_of_Community_Churches   (112 words)

  
 The Rev. Bertrice Y. Wood
The Kentucky Council of Churches is excited to bring to the Commonwealth the Rev. Bertrice Y. Wood of Cleveland, who was appointed the first director of Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) in April 2002.
Zion Congregational United Church of Christ in Cleveland.
CUIC grew out of more than 40 years of discussion by nine communions who, despite differing theological views, share a common vision of worshiping and working together as one in the Body of Jesus Christ.
www.kycouncilofchurches.org /RevWood.html   (391 words)

  
 Race Matters - Churches Uniting in Christ
The churches promise to unify their congregations, desipite historical divisions based on race, and coordinate their efforts to oppose racial injustice.
Denominations in Churches Uniting for Christ are the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Zion Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church, International Council of Community Churches, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church.
For the Episcopal church the National Ecumenical Officer is Bishop Christopher Epting at Episcopal Church Headquarters in NYC.
www.racematters.org /churchesunitinginchrist.htm   (367 words)

  
 GBGM News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Most importantly, say leaders of the nine member churches, local Christians will be challenged and encouraged to work together on what the uniting churches have called their No. 1 moral agenda item: wiping racism off the face of the earth.
As a result, the nine churches declared that the first call to action as Churches Uniting in Christ would be aimed at battling racism.
For United Methodists, the call is particularly significant because the three historically fl Methodist churches in COCU-Churches United in Christ began after racial segregation in the "mother" Methodist church led some fls to create their own denominations.
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 wfn.org | COCU Churches Lay Groundwork For "Churches Uniting in Christ"
LOUIS--Delegations from nine U.S. Christian church bodies today approved a document that calls for inaugurating a "new relationship" to be called "Churches Uniting in Christ" as early as the year 2002.
The Episcopal Church is the only one of the nine bodies that has bishops in "historic succession" - an unbroken line of bishops ordained by laying on of hands, stretching back to the apostolic era of Christianity.
Other COCU member churches are the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the International Council of Community Churches, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.
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 Churches Uniting in Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The United Church of Christ has joined with eight other U.S. churches in an historic ecumenical relationship—Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC).
CUIC is the successor to the Consultation on Church Union which has been working since 1961 to reconcile separated branches of American Christianity.
The nine member churches in CUIC have committed to work together for racial reconciliation in their communities and the reconciliation of their ordained ministries.
www.ucc.org /ecumenical/cuic.htm   (192 words)

  
 Churches Uniting in Christ
This proposal for inauguration of Churches Uniting in Christ is excerpted from the full report of the Eighteenth Plenary (January, 1999).
The commitment of the churches to these marks of relationship, and to the ongoing process of theological dialogue, will enable the churches to inaugurate Churches Uniting in Christ while yet confessing that their work is not completed.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ are the remaining two communions to take action on the proposal at their General Assembly and General Synod gatherings in July 2001.
www.disciples.org /GSA01/Business/0123.htm   (1970 words)

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