I have been very interested in the Community of Christ, in particular what I consider to be a very orthodox statement of faith. For that reason, I appreciated this recent notice:
On November 10, delegates at the General Assembly of the National Council of Churches USA (NCC) approved Community of Christ for membership. The NCC is a community of Christian communions that represents a wide range of Christian traditions and experiences. President Becky Savage, Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer Dale E. Luffman, and former Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer Gail Mengel represented the church at the NCC’s historic Centennial Conference.
Community of Christ’s application for membership in the National Council of Churches (NCC) was a response World Conference actions. It responded to counsel given in 2000 in Doctrine and Covenants 161:1b to “Claim your unique and sacred place within the circle of those who call upon the name of Jesus Christ.” It also culminates a journey that began at our 1980 World Conference when delegates approved World Conference Resolution (WCR) 1157 Participation in Interdenominational Christian Ministries. Later legislation included 1992 approval of WCR 1222 Interfaith Organizations, and 2002 approval of WCR 1275 Ecumenical/ Interfaith Memberships.
We appreciate the work of current and former Ecumenical and Interfaith officers Luffman and Mengel. We look forward to building relationships through the NCC based on our united conviction that God has brought us together in Christ.