CRC Has New Relationship with Ethiopian Church

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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.

About the Author

George Vink is retired after 50 years as a Christian Reformed pastor. One of his sons is an accident investigator for the Calgary (Alta.) Police Service, and his two brothers are retired from that position. He and his wife, Shirley, are members of Covenant CRC in Cutlerville, Mich.