The Christian members of S.A.E, even though they belong to different churches and denominations, refer to the same Lord Jesus Christ, to the same faith and to the same Gospel as proclaimed and witnessed by the Apostles.

They recognize that “the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable” (Rm 11,29), and consider it essential to engage in a fruitful dialogue with the Jewish people, because, as Paul states, “the adoption as sons, the glory, the covenants and the promises” are theirs; from them, “according to the flesh, comes the Messiah” (Rm 9, 4-5).

They acknowledge that these divine gifts have been received by peoples with different traditional backgrounds and have been expressed through different cultures and theologies. As regards the churches and the different Christian denominations, thay believe that the differences can be accepted within the fellowship of the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12).

They believe that the unity of the church is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that it is the duty of every Christian community to bring it about through a spiritual awakening both individual and collective.

The spirit of dialogue, which is the distinguishing feature of SAE, precludes the acceptance of any form of extremism and fundamentalism, affords ample occasion for a verification of faith through constant reference to the Word of God and enables it to engage in fraternal dialogue, prayer and a positive cooperation.