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Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

 

Featured Resource of the Week

Archbishop of Chicago Blase Cupich, Co-Chair of the National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue responds to research from The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University titled "Danger and Dialogue: Report on American Catholic Public Opinion and Portrayals of Islam". Archbishop Cupich acknowledges the serious questions the study raises for Catholics and calls for "ongoing encounter, dialogue and education between our two great faith traditions."

Jubilee Year of Mercy

SEIA has produced a resource on reconciliation and dialogue in the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

500th Anniversary of Reformation

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 

A resource list was compiled for those looking for ways to commemorate the Reformation and work for greater Christian Unity.  

Current Issues and recent news

In light of recent tragic events throughout the world, the Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs wishes to reaffirm the Bishops' Committee statement from 2014, which calls for a consistent ethic of dialogue and condemns religious violence.

Drawing on 50 years of national and international dialogue, Lutherans and Catholics together have issued the "Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist," a unique ecumenical document that marks a pathway toward greater visible unity between Catholics and Lutherans.

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! Greetings and well wishes were sent from Cardinal Koch, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome; and Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton and the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Reformed-Catholic Dialogue recently completed the sixth meeting of the eight round of dialogue a few weeks after the conclusion of Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey. The members of the dialogue share their reflections on the impact of Pope Francis' visit to the United States.

Coming up

October 31, 2016: Joint Ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation in Lund, Sweden.
Pope Frances will lead the event with leaders of the Lutheran World Federation in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and to highlight the progress of Catholic-Lutheran relations since Vatican II.  The event will include a prayer service using the recently released "Common Prayer" based upon "From Conflict to Communion," which comments on the Reformation and the last 50 years of dialogue from both the Catholic and Lutheran perspective.
father-john-crossin-200x270A Note from our Executive Director

Una carta por nuestro Director Ejecutivo

Fr. John Crossin, OSFS,
Executive Director,
Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs



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