Our Evangelical Neighbours: A Catholic Reflection on Evangelical Christianity
Dialogue: Roman Catholic-Evangelical
Date published: 2016
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The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops published a booklet in 2016 called Our Evangelical Neighbours: A Catholic Reflection on Evangelical Christianity. This 12-page resource provides Roman Catholics in Canada an introduction to evangelical Christianity by exploring its origins, similarities and differences to Catholicism.
The resource was developed in collaboration with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, which has been involved in a formal dialogue with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops since 2011. The resource is well suited for use in high schools and as a parish study guide.
In a letter to the CCCB, Mr. Bruce Clemenger, the president of the EFC, states that the new resource Our Evangelical Neighbours “offers a clear overview of Evangelical beliefs and practices; I believe that most Evangelicals in Canada would find themselves fairly represented in its pages.”
A video discussion from Salt + Light Television on Our Evangelical Neighbours is also available. This 2016 video features David Freeman, then evangelical co-chair of the Roman Catholic Evangelical Dialogue, and EFC Vice-President Aileen van Ginkel.
Another resource from this dialogue, called Our Roman Catholic Neighbours, was published in 2019.