From ........... Jeff Foster [Comm] 102532,335
Religion & Society Section
At the World Methodist Conference being held in Rio De Janeiro, the Rev. Geoffrey Wainwright, Chairman of the World Methodist Council's ecumenical committee, said that the Roman Catholic Church was the "grandmother" of Methodism !
A statement from the Rev. Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy, president of the [Roman] Catholic Pontifical Council, in regards to the joint Methodist-Catholic dialogue committee, said ,
"We have got to know each other better, we have established common ground and come to understand how much more unites us in Christ than divides us." He urged all of us to, "continue to persevere together and in God's grace come to address all that at present seem to separate us, so that Methodists and Catholics may be able to receive from each other all that is truly of Christ."
This is just one example of many, describing how denominations are working together to bring healing to the religious world. When people of faith, no matter what their particular faith stance, come together in unity and work for the betterment of all humankind, then God is truly pleased and God's people are truly blessed!
Can you share some examples of how different faith groups are working together in your area? I believe that we have more *in common* with each other than we do that which *divides* us. What do you think? - Jeff Foster
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