Monday, February 25, 2008

Hope towards unification amongst NG family, is fading

Hope towards a united NG Kerk is fading. In an article in the Rapport, yesterday, Pieter van Niekerk, minister in the Cape Regional synod of the URCSA suggest that the process is in peril. Under the heading, Die Hoop vervaag oor een NG Kerk, he suggest that the current political climate as well as the election of Prof Piet Strauss, in particular his position with regards to the confession of Belhar, might have played a part in the fact that hope is dissipating. He suggests that processes on local level is possibly the way to go, but that there should be a conversation on the question at what point do we let go, cut our losses and pursue unity with churches in the rest of Africa, who are ready and 'geesdriftig' to pursue this witnessing calling.
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