I just attended a church that is part of the American Baptist Evangelicals. I did some research and see that they are against capital punishment, against abortion but recognize differing views by its members, have two females with the title Reverend on their board. They also make reference to and I quote, "We affirm that God through Jesus Christ calls us to be an interdependent people who bring the free church tradition to cooperative and ecumenical Christianity". I'm not sure what they mean by "ecumenical Christianity". Their Statement of Faith seems very sound but these peripheral issues make me wonder? Please respond. Thank You!