As a result of the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19), many churches and other religious buildings were closed, while the need for faith, hope, and love grew. This situation motivated Albert A. van Daalen to build an open virtual community for reflection, and inspiration in faith, hope, and love. In addition, (anonymous) pastoral care is offered in which people need support in their search for meaningful answers to personal life questions.
The Alvadam Ecclesia is rooted in the Christian tradition with an open attitude towards other religious and spiritual beliefs. The Alvadam Ecclesia does not want to replace other ecclesial communities, but merely aims to be complementary, and encourages its followers to remain members of their own ecclesial community.
Alvadam Ecclesia Is Inclusive, Not Exclusive
Any discrimination based on any ground such as sex, race, color, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation, or some other way of being or living, is therefore not accepted in the Alvadam Ecclesia. Or in other words: we believe that faith, hope, and love (in Latin: fides, spes, et caritas) are inclusive, and not exclusive.
The Alvadam Ecclesia is registered as an ecclesiastical entity in the Netherlands (‘kerkgenootschap’ in Dutch) in 2016, and originated from the Alvadam Foundation. As a result, the Dutch Law on religious denominations and their component parts of September 10, 1853 applies to the Alvadam Ecclesia.