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Appendix II: the family of united and uniting churches--a provisional list.

(6 July, 2006. Corrections and comments invited.)

I. United Churches

Old Prussian Union 1817
Evangelical Church of the Palatinate 1818
Bremen Evangelical Church 1820
Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck 1820
Evangelical Church in Baden 1821
Evangelical Church of the Augsburg and Helvetic
 Confessions 1891
Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren 1918
United Church of Canada 1925
Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China 1927
Church of Christ in Thailand 1934
Reformed Church of France 1938
United Church of Christ in Japan 1941
Evangelical Church in Berlin-Brandenburg 1945
Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau 1947
Church of South India 1947
United Church of Christ in the Philippines 1948
Evangelical Church of the Union (from the Old
 Prussian Union, 1817) 1954
United Church of Christ [USA] 1957
United Church of Zambia 1965
United Church in Papua New Guinea 1968
United Methodist Church [USA] 1968
Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar 1968
Church of North India 1970
Church of Pakistan 1970
Church of Christ in Congo (various Communities) 1971
Church of Bangladesh 1971
United Congregational Church of Southern Africa 1972
United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom 1972/1981
Uniting Church in Australia 1977
United Protestant Church of Belgium 1979
Waldensian Church/Evangelical Methodist Church
 of Italy 1979
Presbyterian Church (USA) 1983
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1988
United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands 1992
Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa 1994
Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa 1999
Church of Jesus Christ in Lairam (Baptists &
 Church of Jesus Christ, North-East India) 1999
United Reformed Church (Congregational Union of
 Scotland and URC in the UK) 2000
Churches Uniting in Christ (from the Consultation
 on Church Union) (USA) 2002
Union Evangelischer Kirchen in der EKD, Germany
 (from EKD and Arnoldshainer Konferenz) 2003
Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische
 Oberlausitz (from the Evangelische Kirche der
 Schlesischen Oberlausitz and the Evangelische
 Kirche in Berlin-Brandenburg) 2004
Foderation Evangelischer Kirchen in
 Mitteldeutschland 2004
Communion of Churches in India (from the joint
 Council CSI/CNI/Mar Thoma) 2004
Protestant Church in the Netherlands (from Samen
 op Weg) 2004
L'Union des Eglises Protestantes d'Alsace et de
 Lorraine (Reformed/Lutheran Churches) 2006
China Christian Council
Korean Christian Church in Japan
United Church in the Solomon Islands
United Church of Christ in the Marshall Islands
United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe
United Protestant Church Netherlands Antilles
Church of Lippe
Evangelical Church in Rhineland
Evangelical Church of Anhalt
Evangelical Church of the Church Province of
Evangelical Church of Westphalia
Evangelische Kirche der schlesischen Oberlausitz
Pommersche Evangelische Kirche

(Many of the above unions incorporated churches which were themselves
the result of earlier unions. Thus the total number of uniting actions
over the years is substantially greater than the list suggests.

II. Church Union Negotiations


* Church Unity Commission (Southern Africa)

* Dutch Reformed Family of Churches (South Africa): Uniting Reformed Church in Southern

Africa, Reformed Church in Africa, Dutch Reformed Church, Dutch Reformed Church in Africa

Lutheran Churches in Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana)

Church Union Committee of the Cameroon

Methodist Church Union Committee (Ghana)



* Forum of Uniting Congregations of Aotearoa New Zealand

* United Church of Christ in the Philippines / Iglesia Filipina Independiente

Negotiating Partners (Negotiating Churches Unity Council) (New Zealand)

Church of North India / Methodist Church in India Discussions

Indonesia Union Discussions


* Church of England / Methodist Church (U.K.) Discussions

* ENFYS: Commission of the Covenanted Churches in Wales

* L'Eglise Reformee de France / L'Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne de France

* Evangelisch-Lutherischen Landeskirche Mecklenburgs / Pommersche Evangelische Kirche

Methodist / United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom Discussions

Scotland: Methodist Church, Scottish Episcopal Church, United Reformed Church

Latin America

Lutheran Churches in Argentina

North America

* Disciples of Christ / United Church of Christ Ecumenical Partnership (USA)

* Historic Black Churches of the Methodist Tradition (USA)

* Mennonite Church / General Conference Mennonite Church (USA) Cumberland / Second Cumberland Presbyterian Churches (USA)

(* = discussion presently showing particular signs of life)
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Title Annotation:Reports on Union Negotiations
Author:Best, Thomas F.
Publication:The Ecumenical Review
Date:Jul 1, 2006
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