Review of The Gathering 2012

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The Gathering


Churches from a variety of denominations in Wales have been discussing ways of eradicating long-standing divisions between Christians in order to move towards greater unity.

The theme provided a significant part of the agenda of “The Gathering” organised by five member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC) at Aberystwyth University in Wales.

The event took place on Saturday 13 October, and featured a keynote address by the WCC General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

The conference was attended by representatives from the five Covenanted Churches in Wales - the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church, the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the Church in Wales and some Covenanted Baptist congregations.

Between them, the five denominations number about 2,500 local churches.

The event celebrated the work of the Covenanted Churches and presented recommendations on moving forward with ecumenism in Wales.

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