Recently our UCC/Disciples ministry has sought to be included in an "all campus praise worship" event at our school. When we sought to join this event they presented us with a statement of faith which included statements about hell, christianity is the only way, bodily resurections, etc.
Correction:(They require member groups to endorse this statement. This has the practical effect of weeding out non evangelical christian groups.) Instead we drew up a tentative alternative statement. Still don't have word of their response but I thought I'd post that statement on this site to see what people think:
We likewise affirm our belief in God, the creator and upholder of all things, who has been made known to us in the life and ministry of Jesus the Christ whose life and teaching sought the reconciliation of humans to one another and to God. It is the communion table, open to all, where there are no strangers and outcasts, where this vision is most pointed to in the life of the church.
But we recognize that our world is marked by sin, by estrangement, by the denial of our interrelatedness, where dominion over others appears to be the final word. But we believe it is not, in that when God raised Christ into new life, the possibilities of a new way of life was made open to us and to our world, a life marked by concern for our neighbor and the building of a world where all are valued.
But this cannot come through the decision or will of humans. Rather it comes from the work of God, as expressed in the Holy Spirit, which transforms us to openness and concern for one another. It is that Spirit that calls and sustains the church in its mission of reconciliation. We look with expectation to the eventual union of the whole creation into God’s purposes.