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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Views Read Edit View history. Belhar becomes the first confession from the global south the mostly-white PC USA has ever adopted — and the PC USA has done so cpnfession a time when racial tension, injustice and violence in the United States make headlines nearly every day.

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What a beautiful time of celebration! The Presbyterian Church U. Christianity in South Africa Reformed confessions of faith in Christianity documents 20th-century Calvinism 20th-century Christian texts. Inthe denomination’s st General Assembly submitted the proposal to the denomination’s presbyteries for ratification. Photo by Ed Sackett.

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Initially, the NGK rejected the confession as being a political document or as a statement of Liberation Theology. He later told… Outlook reporter, art director honored by Associated Belhat Press Bailey won an honorable mention for best redesign.


Once again, inthe assembly approved the addition of Belhar — the first step in the process. Reformed confessions of faith.

Denise Anderson, called for discussion. You must be logged in to post a comment. Thank you so much for coming to this point of this journey — I thank gelhar for this action tonight. The Belhar Confession Afrikaans: Although the NGK is eager to join the new denomination, it has decided not to compel existing members to submit to the confession.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Co-moderators upon approval of Belhar. Belhar has been a long time coming. The commissioners then voted overwhelmingly to approve.

Adopting Belhar, the nd General Assembly makes history – The Presbyterian Outlook

Archived copy as title Articles containing Afrikaans-language text. Boesak acknowledged both how much progress has been made against racism and injustice, and how much more is needed.

Bailey won an honorable confexsion for best redesign. During the past year — his first with the magazine — he oversaw improvements in both the appearance and printing of The Outlook.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: The Belhar Confession was confessiin at the nd General Assembly on June 22, by an overwhelming vote in favor of acceptance.


The th General Assembly in approved it but Belhar then failed to win approval from the required two-thirds of presbyteries. I will never […].

The commissioners then voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure, and with that the first confession since The Brief Statement of Faith in was added to the Book of Confessions. At the meeting of the General Assembly of the 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.

I will belhag forget this date. Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons explained to cobfession assembly the ramifications of the vote that was about to be taken.

The Belhar Confession

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According to the Belhar Confession, unity is both a gift and an obligation for the church.

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