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The World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and the Reformed Ecumenical Council (REC) have merged to form a new body representing more than 80 million Reformed Christians worldwide. This united body is called the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC). The historic Uniting General Council (UGC) that launched this new Reformed organization was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A., from June 16 to 26, 2010.
A Proposal for a Historic Union between the REC and the WARC
In 2005, the REC Assembly resolved to approach the World Alliance of Reformed Churches to propose a much closer relationship, that the REC become an "entity within" the WARC. Later in 2005, the WARC Executive Committee agreed to the idea but with some more far-reaching options. In January 2006, a joint committee of eight delegates proposed that the two organizations each disband and that the member churches together for a new organization, with the suggested name of the World Reformed Communion.
•The REC Extended Executive Committee Consensus Statement (March 2007)
•REC Process Proposal for Proceeding toward the World Reformed Communion (March 2007)
•Letter from Joint Meeting (February 2006)
•A Proposal for a New Global Entity for Reformed Christians (January 2006)