D – R
Establishment of the Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council (DECC)
July, 1984 – Geneva, Switzerland
“Exploring possibility of closer relations; decision to hold a consultion whose purpose was to introduce each other to the other”
Papers of the Consultation published as Reformed and Disciples of Christ in Dialogue, Studies from the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, 6 (Geneva: WARC, 1985)
1. March 4-11, 1987 – Birmingham, England
“Themes included: our common faith; the Church; Baptism; Lord’s Supper; ministry; mutual recognition as churches; and cooperation” – TOWARDS CLOSER FELLOWSHIP: REPORT OF THE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST–REFORMED INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE — Full-Text
Papers and reports published in Mid-Stream: An Ecumenical Journal, 27, 2 (1988).
July, 1994 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA
A WARC/Disciples of Christ Ecumenical Consultation
2. January 14-16, 2002 – Geneva, Switzerland
“The consultation was called to review WARC-Disciples relations in the recent past and to consider the way forward. Having studied the reports produced in 1984 and 1986 and in view of the recognition by both parties of one another as visible expressions of the one church of Christ, the consultation recommends that the goal of relations between WARC and DECC should now be the development of comprehensive partnership in pursuit of the vision of the two eventually becoming one” – REPORT — Full-Text
Hugh Davidson, United Kingdom
Setri Nyomi, Switzerland/Ghana
Bishop D. K. Sahu, India
Olivia Masih White, U.S.A.
Carmelo Alvarez, U.S.A.
Richard L. Harrison, U.S.A.
Shemett Smith, Jamaica
Robert Welsh, U.S.A.
3. March 24-26, 2003 – London, UK
“The goal of the relationship between WARC and DECC should now be the development of a comprehensive partnership in pursuit of the visible unity of the church” – REPORT — Full-Text
4. July 26-27, 2008 – Nashville, Tennessee USA
“Concentrated on the relationship between the two Churches also in light of the forthcoming merger to form the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)” – COMMUNIQUÉ — Full-Text
June 18-28, 2010 – Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
“The reception of the Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council (DECC) as an associate member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)”
5. February 15, 2011 – Geneva, Switzerland
“Talks aimed at strengthening links among their member churches at the local and regional levels” – NOTES — Full-Text