Short Writings from Taizé

6. Do We Need the Church?

In our day, many people think they can or must live a Christian life with no explicit reference to the organized community of Christ’s disciples. “Christ without the Church” is their watchword. These pages wish to examine the validity of that affirmation. In what way is the Church necessary for the project of Jesus? Was it a historical mistake? Is it merely of relative importance, or is it essential for the content of our faith? If so, how can we make its importance more evident?

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Last updated: 11 September 2008

Short writings from Taizé

These short texts from Taizé, written by some of the brothers, wish to offer an approach to the fundamental wellsprings of the faith. Inspired by the experience of the young adult meetings that take place around the community year after year, they examine questions that are vital for Christians today.

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