Magazine article The Christian Century

Religious Unity ... (Letters)

Magazine article The Christian Century

Religious Unity ... (Letters)

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I WAS PLEASED to note the progress being made toward Christian unity ("Unity journey energized," by Jean Caffey Lyles, Jan. 30-Feb. 6). The formation of Churches Uniting in Christ is most encouraging. And yet the effort to overcome 500 years of separation based on theological differences is hardly relevant today.

Why aren't these leaders, along with Christian leaders all over the world, preparing for conversations with Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and native religion leaders? We need to be breaking down the barriers that have separated us for centuries and now threaten the survival of the universe. This seems to me more important than the role of bishops or ecclesiastical authority.

James R. Smucker
Lacey, Wash.

WHY must official movements for Christian unity so often interpret that to mean Christian uniformity? I suspect that both presbyteries and bishops in apostolic succession have much to commend them, and that each points us, through its own lens, to a distinctive and enriching look at God, humankind and the ecclesia. …

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