Statement on Relations with Roman Catholics and Others
31 May-5June 1964
Recognizing the growing number of opportunities being presented from time to time for mutually helpful relations with Roman Catholics and others, this General Assembly encourages several kinds of association with Roman Catholics and others, including:
1. Dialogue among well-informed members of the churches which should include the common study of the Word of God and the history of the Christian Church, in order to understand more clearly the issues which separate us;
2. Cooperation in common concerns involving social service and action at the general civic and community level, such as better community, medical and health services, working for social justice; reduction of juvenile delinquency; and raising of standards of public morality; and
3. Joint discussion of problems of common concern, such as religious liberty; mixed marriages; need and forms of family planning; and public policies regarding religious instruction in public schools.
Ref: General Assembly, May 31-June 5, 1964, p. 25.