A055 (Receive and Study Proposal of Ecumenical Dialogue with Presbyterians (PCUSA))
House of Bishops Message #121
The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that on Jul 9, 2022 it considered resolution A055 (Receive and Study Proposal of Ecumenical Dialogue with Presbyterians (PCUSA)). The house acted to:
Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,
That this 80th General Convention receives with gratitude the proposal “Episcopal-Presbyterian Agreement on Local Sharing of Ministries,” which was prepared and distributed by The Episcopal Church-Presbyterian Dialogue; and be it further
Resolved, That this Convention encourages all Episcopalians to utilize the many resources available to understand the work of the Dialogue and this proposed Agreement to assist dioceses and local congregations in the interim sharing of ministers. Resources can be found on the websites of The Episcopal Church (episcopalchurch.org), the Episcopal Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (edeio.org), and [PCUSA Website: https://oga.pcusa.org/section/committees/gaceir/]; and be it further
Resolved, That this Convention encourages and supports prayerful consideration by all Episcopalians during the coming triennium of this significant step forward in response to our Lord’s fervent wish “that all may be one” (John 17:21).