Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Czech Republic
Founded in 1955 as the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Czechoslovakia, it became the Czech Ecumenical Council in 1970, and the Czechoslovak Ecumenical Council of Churches in 1984. In 1993, after the division of Czechoslovakia, it took its current title.
Basis of membership: The ECC is an association of churches, which profess that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Saviour and aspire to fulfil their mission together to the glory of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The ECC is not a supra-church. Each of the member denominations makes its own decisions regarding its teachings, creed, life, and order, as well as regarding its relationship to other churches and church unions. However, membership in the ECC binds individual churches in an ecumenical relationship with all of the other churches that belong to the ECC. It also compels them to strive for the highest possible degree of agreement on all controversial issues.