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Die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk en die Suid-Afrikaanse Raad van Kerke

C. F. A. Borchardt
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 8, No 1 | a960 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v8i1.960 | © 1987 C. F. A. Borchardt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 July 1987 | Published: 17 July 1987

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The Dutch Reformed Church and the South African Council of Churches
The General Missionary Conference which was founded in 1904 became the Christian Council of South Africa in 1936. In 1940 a founder member, viz. the Transvaal Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church withdrew from the council. In 1968 a change of name to the South African Council of Churches reflected a deeper involvement in social and political matters and it gradually also became more representative of the black Christian point of view. Despite various invitations, the Dutch Reformed Church has not rejoined the Council and relations have been very strained, but at its last synod in 1986 the Dutch Reformed Church decided that informal discussions could be held.


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