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Ecumenical & Interreligious Relations

Ecumenical Partners


The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) belongs to ecumenical councils and agencies to live into our call to make visible the unity we have in Christ, including:

Ecumenical Dialogue

Dialogues are designed to heal and address old divisions and differences or to develop a mutual understanding and truth.  All dialogues are with the prayer and hope of moving Christian churches and communities closer to visible unity, tearing down dividing walls, seeking reconciliation, and manifesting the wholeness that God intends for the Church and the whole of creation. This leads to deeper understandings of our shared Christian faith and genuine respect for one another, both hallmarks of unity.

  • Reformed-Catholic Dialogue
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been in conversation for more than 40 years and continues to look for new ways to provide a path for future conversation.

  • Presbyterian/Episcopal Bilateral 
    Having had common roots in Britain, as well as in the colonies, and being generally of similar socio-economic and educational levels, Presbyterians and Episcopalians have engaged in conversations towards unity on and off since the 1890s.

full communion or covenants

As a result of past dialogues and prayerful discernment, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has entered into full communion or covenants with particular denominations. The PCUSA is in full communion covenant relationship with: