The Office of Ecumenical Relations carries out the ecumenical policy of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which includes participation in ecumenical agencies and councils, ecumenical dialogue, and development of resources. This office also serves as staff for the General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.
The Moravian Church and the Presbyterian Church USA enter full communion agreement
Full communion among Protestant denominations means that churches in full communion recognize in one another the essentials of the Christian faith. It may also involve free interchangeability of membership by individual members of each denomination and an interchangeability of the ordained ministry between the churches. The primary symbols of their full communion is recognition of the baptism of the other denomination and sharing the Eucharist.
CUIC, OGA video explores race and the church
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of the General Assembly has partnered with Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) to produce a video on race. Through the lens of the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri, Race and the Church: A New Call explores how CUIC member churches, including the PC(USA), are responding to the current racial climate in the United States, and challenges them to look outside themselves as they work for justice in the future.
Ecumenical and interreligious Service Recognitions
The Ecumenical and Interreligious Service Recognitions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are a public acknowledgement of the significant service to the causes of Christian unity and interreligious relations rendered by presbyteries, congregations, and individuals. Awards are made every other year and are usually presented at a function held in conjunction with the General Assembly.
Learn more (PDF) about selection criteria.
Download the form (PDF).
Meet the 2014 recipients.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: make nominations by March 15, 2016
News & Statements
March 30, 2016
Representatives from fifteen communion-members of the Alliance of Latin American Presbyterian and Reformed Churches (AIPRAL) and the Caribbean and North America Area Council (CANAAC) gathered recently for Gender Reading of the Signs of Times: Bi-regional Conversations with Accra +10.
The highly symbolic and contextual consultation was sponsored by the World Council of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and hosted in the Seminario Evangélico de Teología in Matanzas, Cuba.
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