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Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs


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If you are in the DC area, please join USCCB Migration and Refugee Services Anti-Trafficking Program for an Interfaith Prayer Service  for the International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking.

International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking,
Interfaith Prayer Service

Monday, February 8th, 2016, 6:00 PM

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 26 Grant Circle NW, Washington, DC 20011

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.

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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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