In 1952 the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches accepted a suggestion that the Churches should agree to act together in all matters except those in which deep differences of conviction compel them to act separately (the Lund Principle).

The National Council of Churches in Australia is also encouraging local churches to take specific steps towards a more visible expression of unity and to move towards a deeper experience of communion in the conviction that ecumenical co-operation is fundamental to the integrity of the church's mission.

Inclusion Statement

The Brighton Covenant of Christian Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and seek to fulfill together their common calling to the glory of the one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit

The Covenant

We the Churches signed below, united in our common commitment to Christ and to the coming of his Kingdom, commit ourselves to serve one another in both word and deed, to seek ways to strengthen our witness, our service and worship and to search for fresh ways to express our unity in Christ so as to grow more united.