Ecumenism: Anglicans Vote No

In an age of ecumenism, it seemed a most reasonable proposition: that the Methodist Church of Great Britain, which began life as an 18th century reform movement within Anglicanism, should reunite with the Church of Eng land, which had injudiciously let the reformers go in the first place. Last week the Methodist Conference in Birmingham and the Anglican Convocations of Canterbury and York, meeting in Lon don, voted on the first stage of a two-step plan for union that the two churches had been working on for 13 years.

For approval, both...

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