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"The appeal of the ...Church is universal in the true sense of the term. We do not mind whether a man is a Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical, Anglican, Free-Churchman, Spiritualist, or even a Moslem, Buddhist, or Hindu, or for that matter an Atheist or Agnostic. All alike are the children of God, and as such, our brothers and sisters, and are fully entitled to all our love and help. Christ Himself said that He had come to give us life, and that more abundantly! and it is our task to free men's minds from that narrow-minded bigotry and intolerance which disfigures religion. Through such misleading teachings men live in constant fear of disease, war, calamity, and death. It is our task to prove that all illness can be cured by the Spirit in the power of Divine Love, working through human instruments replete with that love; and that by the same power even war itself can be averted. Our appeal, then, is to all sorts and conditions of men and women, irrespective of age, sex, social position, race, colour or creed. To the spiritually homeless, that is, those without a Church, we offer a wonderful home; and to those who are already attached to other Churches, we say "do not desert your Priest, Vicar or Minister, but come here when you feel like it, and thus gain some spiritual strength and light, with which you can help him when you return to your usual place of worship." - Archbishop Harold Nicholson
The Old Catholic Apostolic Church is non-dogmatic in nature, traditional yet relevant for today, and is open to the insights of all faiths and philosophies. This openness means that the OCAC has a unique spiritual character and appeal, and that its mission reaches beyond conventional boundaries to embrace a genuine universality. We see our work as firmly grounded in the wish of Jesus Christ that His church strive to attain unity in the face of its differences, and thus conceive the OCAC as a primarily ecumenical mission church.
The OCAC derives its Apostolic Successions from the historic Churches of the East and West, and can trace those successions through multiple lines. The OCAC has significant ties with the historic Liberal Catholic movement and is spiritual protector of the worldwide Independent Liberal Catholic Fellowship. OCAC is a worldwide church and has a small but significant presence on every continent.
The Old Catholic Apostolic Church is a member of the Independent Catholic Churches Council. Many of its members are part of the Independent Liberal Catholic Fellowship and its bishops are members of the United Free Catholic Bishops Conference.