The full version of the Confession of Belhar, originally published September . This version was added to the Book of Confessions in The Belhar Confession, drafted in by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church ( DRMC), has its roots in the struggle against apartheid in southern Africa. In this. PORTLAND, Ore. – The General Assembly made history by voting June 22 to add the Belhar Confession – a moving call for reconciliation.

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Wayne Bryan Columbia, SC. Thank you so much for coming to this point of this journey — I thank you for this action tonight. Photo by Ed Sackett. The th General Belhat in approved it but Belhar then failed to win approval from the required two-thirds of presbyteries. Languages Afrikaans Nederlands Edit links.

And in other ways they are like a panorama…. The Belhar Confession was adopted at the nd General Assembly on June 22, by an overwhelming vote in favor of acceptance.

Thirty-nine Articles Lambeth Articles. Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons explained to the assembly the ramifications of the vote that was about to be taken. From Cobfession, the free encyclopedia. Another key theme of the Belhar Confession is the dichotomy of reconciliation and the justice of God.

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What a beautiful time of celebration! Retrieved from confexsion https: Reformed confessions of faith. I eagerly look forward when the words of Belhar can be spoken aloud and believed in our services of worship. Although the NGK is eager to join the new denomination, it has decided not to compel existing members to submit to the confession. Christianity in South Africa Reformed confessions of faith in Christianity documents 20th-century Calvinism 20th-century Christian texts.


This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat It claims that individual, racial and social segregation is sin, and that all forms of segregation always lead to enmity and hatred. Speaking Thursday night, June 21, to a crowd of 37, the year-old evangelist who’s been revered for more than 50 years, spoke of the racial tension “smoldering underneath” American cities today.

Archived copy as title Articles containing Afrikaans-language text. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He later told… Outlook reporter, art director honored belhxr Associated Church Press Bailey won an honorable mention for best redesign. According to the Belhar Confession, unity is both a gift and an obligation for the church.

I will never forget this date. Archived from the original on The Belhar Confession Afrikaans: There was no doubt the gift of Belhar had finally been fully unwrapped. At the meeting of the General Assembly of belhsr NGK, it was decided that processes to make the Belhar Confession part of the confessional base of the NGK should be initiated by its leadership.

The commissioners then voted overwhelmingly to approve. Once again, inthe assembly approved the addition of Belhar — the first step in the process. Co-moderators upon approval of Belhar.

Comments Cnofession a beautiful time of celebration! According to the confession, God is the God of the destitute, the belhqr, and the wronged, and for this reason the church should stand by people in any form of suffering. This time, the required two-thirds of the presbyteries did vote in favor — allowing Belhar to come to the nd General Assembly bephar the historic vote, the last step in a long process.


He told of the adoption of Belhar in his own denomination in During the past year — his first with the magazine — he oversaw improvements in both the appearance and printing of The Outlook. Bailey won an honorable mention for best redesign. Initially, the NGK rejected the confession as being a political document or as a statement of Liberation Theology.

Belhar becomes the first confession from the global south the mostly-white PC USA has ever adopted — and the PC USA has done so at a time when racial tension, injustice and violence in the United States make headlines nearly every day. Scanlon also belhae a first-place award for “professional resource” for an article she wrote for U.

Belhar has been a long time coming. Denise Anderson, called for discussion.

Adopting Belhar, the 222nd General Assembly makes history

The commissioners then voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure, and with that the first confession since The Brief Statement of Faith in belha added to the Book of Confessions. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.

Some time later the NGK acknowledged that the document’s contents were true, with the proviso confesxion references in the Belhar Confession to “the poor” not be regarded as an implicit reference to non-whites.

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