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n Acta Theologica - Wat het die Wêreldgemeenskap van Gereformeerde Kerke in 1998 en die wêreldraad van kerke in 2015 beweeg om die Ned Geref Kerk as volle lid terug te neem?

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1015-8758
  • E-ISSN: 2309-9089
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Abstract

What convinced the World Communion of Reformed Churches in 1998 and World Council of Churches in 2015 to readmit the Dutch Reformed Church as a full member?

As members of the World Council of Churches, the two synods of the Dutch Reformed Church broke their ties with this institution in 1961, following the critisism of the Cottesloe Consultation of 1960 on apartheid. The World Alliance of Reformed Churches, which became part of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in 2010, declared a status confessionis against the theological and moral justification of apartheid and suspended the membership of the Dutch Reformed Church at Ottawa in 1982. As a result of the changes effected in South Africa and the Dutch Reformed Church, the latter was readmitted as full member of the Alliance in 1998. In 2007 the Dutch Reformed Church applied for membership of the World Council. It was granted in 2015.

1. Inleiding en probleem

Deur sy Algemene Sinode het die Ned Geref Kerk in 1962 ’n lid van die Gereformeerde Ekumeniese Sinode (GES) en in 1966 van die Presbiteriaanse Wêreldalliansie (PWA) geword (NGK 1962:246; 1966:526). Dié liggame sou onder gewysigde name – die Gereformeerde Ekumeniese Raad (GER) en die Wêreldbond van Gereformeerde Kerke (WBGK) – in 2010 in Grand Rapids (Michigan, VSA) verenig om die Wêreldgemeenskap van Gereformeerde Kerke (WGGK) te vorm (Strauss 2015:86).

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