United Protestant Church in Belgium

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United Protestant Church in Belgium
Verenigde Protestantse Kerk in België (Dutch)
Église Protestante Unie de Belgique (French)
Unierte Protestantische Kirche in Belgien (German)
Classification Protestant
Orientation Reformed and Lutheran
President Rev. Steven Fuite
Region Belgium
Headquarters Anderlecht (Brussels)
Origin 1979
Merger of Protestant Church of Belgium
Reformed Church of Belgium
Circle of the Belgian Reformed Churches
Official website www.vpkb.be / www.epub.be

The United Protestant Church in Belgium (VPKB/EPUB) is a minority Christian church in Belgium, where the majority of the population is Roman Catholic. The name of the church in Dutch is Verenigde Protestantse Kerk in België (VPKB) and in French l'Église Protestante Unie de Belgique (EPUB). The church has 50,000 members.[1]

The current President of the church is the Reverend Steven Fuite. The offices of the church are at Brogniezstraat or Rue Brogniez in Anderlecht (Brussels). The church is a member of the Conference of European Churches and the World Communion of Reformed Churches.[2] In 2015, the church voted to ordain openly gay and lesbian pastors.[3]Ordination of women and blessings of same-sex marriages are allowed.

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  1. ^ "United Protestant Church of Belgium — World Council of Churches". www.oikoumene.org. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  2. ^ http://www.wcrc.ch/node/164
  3. ^ "United Protestant Church of Belgium To Allow Ordination of Openly Gay Men and Women - Towleroad". Towleroad. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 

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