Last year, a couple with a family connection to the Stone Church, Fawn Wilson White and her husband, Ken White, approached Westin and Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders in New Brunswick about doing a project under IARCCUM. David Edwards, bishop of the Anglican diocese of Fredericton (which covers the entire civil province of New Brunswick) and Robert Harris, Roman Catholic bishop of Saint John, liked the idea.
1, 2018, Edwards and Harris signed a memorandum of understanding, officially launching the project, which has also been endorsed by the Anglican and Roman Catholic co-chairs of IARCCUM.
We, the bishops of IARCCUM, recognize that the extent of [our] common faith ...
The IARCCUM bishops enumerate more than 20 practical suggestions on how local church communities can begin to live out and give expression to the theological agreements reached at the international level.
The practical joint initiatives IARCCUM proposes remain largely in the realm of hopeful suggestions.
, Growing Together in Unity and Mission (London: SPCK, 2007).
Locally, in the spirit of IARCCUM
, we look forward to building on the pattern of shared meetings between the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and the Church of England's House of Bishops with a focus on our common mission.
The as-yet unpublished document Growing Together in Unity and Mission, was produced as a discussion tool, following recent IARCCUM
The Anglican co-chair of IARCCUM
, Bishop David Beetge of South Africa, said unity was a long-term vision of the two churches, which split 500 years ago.
, which was established in 2001, is a group led by bishops aimed at fostering practical initiatives that would give expression to the degree of faith shared by Anglicans and Catholics.