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Statement of Faith: the Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
Eternally born of the Father:
God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God;
Generated, not made, of one Being with the Father;
By Whom all things were made.
Who, for us humans and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and, by the Holy Spirit, took flesh of the Virgin Mary and became human.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate: He suffered, died and was buried.
On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His Kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life,
Who proceeds from the Father,
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified,
Who has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. We confess one baptism for the remission of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come. Amen.

The Apostolic Catholic Church



A Social Creed for the 21st Century

Approved November 7, 2007 by the General Assembly


National Council of Church USA and Church World Service
Supported by The Apostolic Catholic Church
WE CHURCHES OF THE UNITED STATES have a message of hope for a fearful time.

Just as the churches responded to the harshness of early 20th Century industrialization with a prophetic “Social Creed” in 1908, so in our era of globalization we offer a vision of a society that shares more and consumes less, seeks compassion over suspicion and equality over domination, and finds security in joined hands rather than massed arms.

Inspired by Isaiah’s vision of a “peaceable kingdom,” we honor the dignity of every person and the intrinsic value of every creature, and pray and work for the day when none “labor in vain or bear children for calamity” (Isaiah 65:23). We do so as disciples of the One who came “that all may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10), and stand in solidarity with Christians and with all who strive for justice around the globe.

In faith, responding to our Creator, we celebrate the full humanity of each woman, man, and child, all created in the divine image as individuals of infinite worth, by working for:

Full civil, political and economic rights for women and men of all races.

Abolition of forced labor, human trafficking, and the exploitation of children.

Employment for all, at a family-sustaining living wage, with equal pay for comparable work.

The rights of workers to organize, and to share in workplace decisions and productivity growth.

Protection from dangerous working conditions, with time and benefits to enable full family life.

A system of criminal rehabilitation, based on restorative justice and an end to the death penalty.

In the love incarnate in Jesus, despite the world’s sufferings and evils, we honor the deep connections within our human family and seek to awaken a new spirit of community, by working for:

Abatement of hunger and poverty, and enactment of policies benefiting the most vulnerable.

High quality public education for all and universal, affordable and accessible healthcare.

An effective program of social security during sickness, disability and old age.

Tax and budget policies that reduce disparities between rich and poor, strengthen democracy, and provide greater opportunity for everyone within the common good.

Just immigration policies that protect family unity, safeguard workers’ rights, require employer accountability, and foster international cooperation.

Sustainable communities marked by affordable housing, access to good jobs, and public safety.

Public service as a high vocation, with real limits on the power of private interests in politics.

In hope sustained by the Holy Spirit, we pledge to be peacemakers in the world and stewards of God’s good creation, by working for:

Adoption of simpler lifestyles for those who have enough; grace over greed in economic life.

Access for all to clean air and water and healthy food, through wise care of land and technology.

Sustainable use of earth’s resources, promoting alternative energy sources and public transportation with binding covenants to reduce global warming and protect populations most affected.

Equitable global trade and aid that protects local economies, cultures and livelihoods.

Peacemaking through multilateral diplomacy rather than unilateral force, the abolition of torture, and a strengthening of the United Nations and the rule of international law.

Nuclear disarmament and redirection of military spending to more peaceful and productive uses.

Cooperation and dialogue for peace and environmental justice among the world’s religions.

We—individual Christians and churches—commit ourselves to a culture of peace and freedom that embraces non-violence, nurtures character, treasures the environment, and builds community, rooted in a spirituality of inner growth with outward action. We make this commitment together—as members of Christ’s body, led by the one Spirit—trusting in the God who makes all things new.

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ACCA

Group name

Antiochian Catholic Church in America

Tradition


Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiochian_Catholic_Church_in_America

Origin


Links to


Website


Source of creedal statement

http://shlama.webs.com/beliefs.htm 4 December 2013

Group id

ACC

Group name

Apostolic Catholic Church

Tradition


Wikipedia


Origin


Links to

The Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Church World Service
ICCC: International Council of Community Churches
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA

Website

http://www.apostoliccatholicchurch.com/

Source of creedal statement

http://www.apostoliccatholicchurch.com/ct-menu-item-3/ct-menu-item-9 4 December 2013

Church position papers

The Deification of Americanism

The Foreclosure Crisis

Maintaining the Status Quo

The Role of the Media in My Arrest

By Intimidation, Not Evidence

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