statement of belief

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Toronto -- The United Church of Canada has sent out questionnaires to 900 congregations asking its members to "define their beliefs", having found its present statement of belief to be "outdated and cumbersome".
The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination and an increasingly conservative force among American religious organizations, amended its essential statement of beliefs Tuesday to include a declaration that a woman should ``submit herself graciously'' to her husband's leadership and a husband should ``provide for, protect and lead his family.
The amendment, a 250-word declaration on family life, was adopted by a show-of-hands vote at the Baptists' annual meeting as an addition to the denomination's basic theological statement of beliefs, the Baptist Faith and Message Statement.

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