5 edition of The church and society found in the catalog.
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For example, if a pastor spouts heresy from the pulpit, the sphere of the institutional church, acting through its governance structure in the CRC, the councilhas the authority and responsibility to respond. Forms of Racism Today 8.
Thus, if the articles, bylaws, or other rules like the CRC church order contrain the activities of an organization, a breach of covenant occurs when those in authority in that organization engage the organization in activities beyond that constraint, that is, beyond the the fence established by the articles, bylaws or other rules. This doctrine has inspired the Church's attitudes, as we have already mentioned, throughout history. As the interdependence of men increases in industrial and technological civilization the responsibility for dealing with the great networks of interrelationship increases.
Almost all States, whether of recent or ancient foundation, experience the problems of diverse minorities settled within their borders. It is the way we look at others that must be purified. 1, 2, 16, 26; II; United Nations Declaration on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination of November 20, 1963. The Church has therefore the vocation in the midst of the world to be the people redeemed and reconciled with God and among themselves, forming "one body, one spirit in Christ," 52 The church and society giving witness before all to respect and love.
The temptation to this sort of irresponsibility is particularly great in the modern world. But when government and institutional church joined forces to ignore their sphere boundaries in the 16th century, many Christians, including Guido de Bres, were put to death.
When local congregations welcome and help migrant workers who are suffering harm from unjust immigration laws, the church needs to act in solidarity with its members to seek justice and change in the laws.
It wants, rather, to help them find a way out of such situations through concrete and progressive efforts. They wanted to see in Ham or Canaan the ancestor of the African peoples whom they had subjugated and, consequently, they considered them marked by God with an indelible inferiority which destined them to serve whites forever. We ought not take these principles selectively to serve partisan interests.
" 57 Within the Church "no inequality arising from race or nationality, social condition or sex" should exist. The Holy See and I myself have drawn attention to the injustices of apartheid on numerous occasions, and most recently before an ecumenical group of Christian leaders from South Africa on a visit to Rome.
It is a time when people flock to churches in droves.
The popes did not delay in reacting.
Apostolic responsibility The Church is by nature and commandment an apostolic community which exists for the sake of announcing the Gospel to all nations and of making them disciples of Christ.
The Gospel must be announced in different fashion when it is addressed to America or to Russia from the way in which it is proclaimed to individual Americans or Russians.