The statement says, “... we must engage in interfaith dialogue as those who seek each other’s good, for the one God unceasingly seeks our good” (http://www.yale.edu/faith/acw/acw.htm). It was signed by the two major evangelical church growth gurus in America, Rick Warren and Bill Hybels.
In this act they joined hands with hundreds of other signatories, including Roman Catholics (e.g., “Father” Joseph Daoust, President of the Jesuit School of Theology Berkeley) and prominent theological modernists and emergents (e.g. Harvey Cox and Elizabeth Fiorenza of Harvard Divinity School, Tony Jones of Emergent Village, and Brian McLaren), and self-esteem guru Robert Schuller.
Other “evangelicals” who signed this unscriptural document were:
- Leith Anderson (President of the National Association of Evangelicals),
- Robert Cooley (President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary),
- Mike Edens (Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary),
- Timothy George (Beeson Divinity School at Samford University),
- Lynn Green (International Chairman of Youth With A Mission),
- Peter Kuzmic (Gordon-Conwell),
- David Neff (Editor in Chief Christianity Today),
- Roy Oksnevad (Institute of Strategic Evangelism at Wheaton College),
- Richard Mouw (President of Fuller Theological Seminary),
- Doug Pennoyer (Dean of the School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University),
- John Stott (Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church London),
- Michael Treneer (International President of The Navigators),
- Berten Waggoner (National Director of the Vineyard Churches),
- David Yonggi Cho (senior pastor Yoido Full Gospel Church Seoul),
- Bruce Clemenger (President of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada).
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