The full version of the Confession of Belhar, originally published September . This version was added to the Book of Confessions in The Belhar Confession, drafted in by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church ( DRMC), has its roots in the struggle against apartheid in southern Africa. In this. PORTLAND, Ore. – The General Assembly made history by voting June 22 to add the Belhar Confession – a moving call for reconciliation.

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Speaking Thursday night, June 21, to a crowd of 37, the year-old evangelist who’s been revered for more than 50 years, spoke of the racial tension “smoldering belyar American cities today. Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons explained to the assembly the ramifications of the vote that was about to be taken.

Initially, the NGK rejected the confession as being a political document or as a statement of Liberation Theology. Inthe denomination’s st General Assembly submitted the proposal to the denomination’s presbyteries for ratification.

Languages Afrikaans Nederlands Edit links. According to the Belhar Confession, unity is both a gift and an obligation for the church.

According to the confession, God is the God of the destitute, the poor, and the wronged, and for this reason the church should stand by people in any belhxr of suffering.

Belhar Confession – Wikipedia

Thank you so much brlhar coming to this point of this journey — I thank you for this action tonight. Archived copy as title Articles containing Afrikaans-language text. Belhar has been a long time coming. The th General Assembly in created a special co mmittee given the task of studying the Confession of Belhar and creating educational materials.


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He told of the adoption of Belhar in his own denomination belhae Belhar becomes the first confession from the global south the mostly-white PC USA has ever adopted — bslhar the PC USA has done so at a time when racial tension, injustice and violence in the United States make headlines nearly every day.

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I eagerly look forward when the words of Belhar can be spoken aloud and believed in our services of worship. Belydenis van Belhar is a Christian statement of belief written in Afrikaans in I will never […]. This time, the required two-thirds of the presbyteries did vote in favor — allowing Belhar to come to the nd General Assembly for the historic vote, the last step in a long process.

Some time later the NGK acknowledged that the document’s contents were true, with the proviso that references in the Belhar Confession to “the poor” not be regarded as an implicit reference to non-whites.


At the meeting of the General Assembly of the NGK, it was decided that processes to make the Belhar Confession part of the confessional base of the NGK should be initiated by its belhwr. He later told… Outlook reporter, art director honored by Associated Church Press Bailey won an honorable mention for best redesign. The commissioners then voted overwhelmingly to approve.

Co-moderators upon approval of Belhar. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Photo by Ed Sackett. Reformed confessions of faith. Cinfession key theme of the Belhar Confession is the dichotomy of reconciliation and the justice of God. It claims that individual, racial and social segregation is sin, and that all forms of segregation always lead to enmity and hatred.

The Belhar Confession was adopted at the nd General Assembly on June 22, by an overwhelming vote in favor of acceptance.

Adopting Belhar, the nd General Assembly makes history – The Presbyterian Outlook

I will never forget this date. You must be logged in to post a comment. Retrieved from ” https: Bailey won an honorable mention off best redesign. Comments What a beautiful time of celebration! Thirty-nine Articles Lambeth Articles.

Once again, inthe assembly approved the addition of Belhar — the first step in the process.