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United Protestant Church in Belgium
Verenigde Protestantse Kerk in België (in Dutch)
Église Protestante Unie de Belgique (in French)
Unierte Protestantische Kirche in Belgien (in German)
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationReformed and Lutheran
PresidentSteven Fuite
RegionBelgium
HeadquartersAnderlecht (Brussels)
Origin1979
Merger ofProtestant Church of Belgium
Reformed Church of Belgium
Circle of the Belgian Reformed Churches
Official websitewww.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. It is the largest Protestant denomination in the country. 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 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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References

  1. ^ "United Protestant Church of Belgium — World Council of Churches". www.oikoumene.org. Retrieved 2016-04-25.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2013-08-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "United Protestant Church of Belgium To Allow Ordination of Openly Gay Men and Women - Towleroad". Towleroad. Retrieved 2016-04-25.