Synod 2016 designated the Presbyterian Church in Ethiopia as a “church in dialogue,” a relationship that allows the CRC to explore ways to be of service to other churches.
The church in Ethiopia had disappeared in the 1980s but has had a rebirth in recent years. It now has 160 churches and five schools, according to the CRC’s ecumenical and interfaith relations committee.
Fikre Norcha, a student at Calvin Theological Seminary who was also an official in the Ethiopian Presbyterian Church, thanked synod for inviting his church into fellowship.
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