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Faith and Order

The following is a statement of the Faith and Order as understood and practiced by the congregations of Ecclesia Ministries of New York. As a strongly ecumenical Christian body Ecclesia Ministries adheres to broad principles which have found acceptance across virtually all denominations. This document is meant to provide theological support for the work of the Church.

Under the auspices of the World Council of Churches more than one hundred theologians representing virtually all major church traditions met in Lima, Peru in 1982. They produced a document entitled: Faith and Order Paper No. 111, which in itself is the fruit of fifty years of dialogue, prayer, and negotiation. Our document draws heavily on the consensus found in that work, traditionally known as BEAM.

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