This volume marks the tenth anniversary of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands on May 1st 2014. It outlines the long history that preceded the unification and the developments that occurred during the first decade of its existence. Further authors from other countries - Belgium, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia - share the stories of their united churches. Their contributions enrich the picture of what church unification may entail. Thus the volume contributes to the field of ecumenical theology. Finally theologians from different backgrounds share some reflections on issues that these articles raise.
Arjan Plaisier is the General Secretary of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
Leo J. Koffeman is Professor of Church Polity and Ecumenism at the Protestant Theological University (Amsterdam) and a member of the Faith and Order Commission.