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Also appropriate as Affirmations / Covenants / Doxologies
These are typically statements of belief that can be affirmed, or principles around which the community is entering (or has already entered) into a covenant, so care should be taken with these terms. They have meaning that should be respected. Is the affirmation that you’re writing one that the people in your congregation really can affirm? What about those who can’t (or won’t)? Sometimes a phrase like, “Will those who wish to join me in saying...” can provide space for those who disagree. The same is true if asking the congregation to join together in covenant around some issue. Take these things seriously, and always seek the counsel of others when considering these approaches.
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