Fellowship PC(USA) sends mixed signals- Minneapolis gathering will be multi-“tier”-ed

Written by Jack Haberer, Outlook editor  
Friday, 12 August 2011 14:55

The Minneapolis gathering of nearly 2,000 Presbyterians on August 25 and 26 looks to be a potentially historic event, perhaps the beginning of yet another denominational division to rock the Presbyterian world.  Yet leaders of what formerly called itself “Fellowship PC(USA)” and now is using the name the “Fellowship of Presbyterians” are acknowledging that unity among its own supporters will be tested, given that the participants come to Minneapolis with a diverse set of expectations of what they hope will result.

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