Evangelicals and Catholics Together

The following is information relates to the Evangelicals and Catholics Together document.

Evangelicals And Catholics Together: The Christian Mission In The Third Millennium [April 1994]
The original ECT document, as reported in First Things Journal. This statement is the product of consultation, beginning in September 1992, between Evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians. Appended to the text is a list of participants in the consultation and of others who have given their support to this declaration.

Why I Decided To Become A Signatory on the Document [December 1994]
Evangelicals And Catholics Together: The Christian Mission In The Third Millennium, by Dr. Bill Bright, Founder and President of Campus Crusade for Christ International

Statement By Protestant Signers To ECT [January 1995]
We Protestants who signed ECT, took this action to advance Christian fellowship, cooperation, and mutual trust among true Christians in the North American cultural crisis and in the worldwide task of evangelism. The same concern leads us now to elucidate our ECT commitment.

Letter from Dr. Bill Bright announcing that key protestant leaders have met and reconciled [February 1995]
Dr. Bright's letter updates the ECT status with the story of a wonderful breakthrough and act of healing and understanding. Key Christian leaders who had been indisagreement over the 1994 ECT statement have been reconciled by our gracious Lord.

NEWS: Evangelicals Clarify Accord with Catholics [March 1995]
Some present called the meeting "historic." Others say it was at least highly significant. Whatever the case, a January 19 gathering of top evangelical leaders has averted what Prison Fellowship founder Charles Colson worried might become a "serious rift" over the controversial statement Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium (ECT).

Catholic-Evangelical signers address areas of controversy [March 1995]
Three Southern Baptists who signed the controversial document Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) have endorsed a statement intended to"resolve misunderstanding and be more explicit."

Clarifying Statement by ECT Signatories [October 1997]
In the spring of 1994, a distinguished group of Roman Catholics and evangelical Protestants issued a much-discussed statement, Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium. That statement, commonly referred to as ECT, noted a growing "convergence and cooperation" between Evangelicals and Catholics in many public tasks, and affirmed agreement in basic articles of Christian faith while also underscoring the continuing existence of important differences. At a meeting in the fall of 1996, it was determined that further progress depended upon firm agreement on the meaning of salvation, and especially the doctrine of justification. After much discussion, study, and prayer over the course of a year, a statement was agreed to at a meeting in New York City, October 6-7, 1997. In future conversations they intend to address the outstanding questions noted at the end of this statement.