Culminating seven years of ecumenical dialog, delegates to the UCC’s 28th General Synod in Tampa, Fla., will deliberate and potentially vote on a proposal recommending the “Common Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Baptism.”
The US Catholic bishops voted 204-11 last fall to approve the agreement. The Presbyterian Church-USA has also ratified the agreement. The Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church are scheduled to consider the agreement at their respective national gatherings this summer. UCC ecumenical partner, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has a long-standing common baptism agreement with the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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