Source: Charisma News Service
On January 31, 2003 the Charisma News Service reported that "calling it a move toward unprecedented unity in American Christendom, evangelical leaders are praising a plan to create the broadest-ever alliance of Christians. They say if it is successful, the association could help remove divisions in the body of Christ... Church leaders from 30 denominations agreed Wednesday on a proposal to create the widest network of Christians ever formed in the United States, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The steering committee of the budding effort--tentatively called Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A. - will in the next several weeks invite a wide range of national church bodies and agencies to join the new group. The loosely knit alliance would represent five segments of U.S. Christianity, listed in the plan as 'Evangelical/Pentecostal, Historic Protestant, Orthodox, Racial/Ethnic and Roman Catholic.' 'I don't think there has ever been anything like this attempted before in this country,' said Orange, Calif., Catholic Bishop Tod Brown, who along with Baltimore's Cardinal William Keeler was among the 55 participants who met at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif."