From the Episcopal Church-
1. Who are the Episcopalians and the United Methodists, and why did we ever split?
In the core beliefs of the Christian faith, we Episcopalians and United Methodists are one. The basis for Full Communion can be found in A Theological Foundation for Full Communion, and the small book That They May Be One is a helpful resource on why Full Communion makes sense.
United Methodists and Episcopalians are “sibling” churches. We are both the children of the 18th-century Church of England. Like all siblings, we are kin, but have our differences. We responded differently to the missionary environment of the United States’ early years. In recent decades, we have begun to rediscover our family resemblances. Many consultations, agreements and concords have been established between international Anglican and Methodist bodies.
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