1608 – Evangelical Union

This year marks 400 years since the Evangelical Union (also called the “Protestant Union”) was formed in Germany in 1608. It listed among its goals that “the council would be ecumenical and universal”. The council would have the task of determining which articles were fundamental and the test would be the Word of God.

These quotes are from David Pareus (1548 – 1622) “Irenicum, sive de unione et synodo evangelicorum concilianda”, Heidelberg, 1614, found in A History of the Ecumenical Movement, by Neill and Rouse.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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