The leaders of two worldwide church groupings have proposed the creation of a new global body called the World Reformed Communion to unite the more than eighty million Protestants in their two organizations. “We … believe that this new, united, Reformed body will be a blessing to the broader ecumenical movement and to the reconciliation of the world,” said the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC), and the Rev. Douwe Visser, president of the Reformed Ecumenical Council (REC), in a joint statement. (Ecumenical News International)