Pursuing friendship and deeper understanding with people we encounter from other religious backgrounds is an important task. If you or others at your church, synagogue, temple or mosque are interested in ecumenical or interreligious work, we hope you will find the resources on these pages helpful.

To read topical blog posts, articles and speeches by our staff, visit Blogs and Articles.

Dialogue Documents and News Releases

Please visit our Documents and News Releases Page to view all of the documents and news releases which have been produced by our many dialogues.

More recent documents by topic can be found here.

Quotes from Pope Francis about dialogue and the culture of encounter.

Newsletter Archive

Please visit our SEIA Newsletter Page to sign up for our monthy e-newsletter and to view past issues.

Handouts at your Fingertips

A short summary of some ecumenical and interreligious principles and resources can be found here.


Our Video Playlist features 2-3 minute clips that we welcome you to view and share with others online or at public events.

Program Models

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January's annual international week of prayer may be observed through ecumenical services, bible studies, sermons on the current theme and more. On our page you will find links and easy downloads.

Generations of Faith - The manual below contains detailed recommendations for organizing a day-long program in which young people and more experienced participants from different religious traditions gather to learn from one another. You may also download a sample agenda and flier.

For Religious Freedom

Models of an  ecumenical prayer service and intercessory prayers for the Fortnight for Freedom and religious liberty events.

Helpful Links

We recommend visiting the following organizations' websites to find materials to aid your ecumenical and interreligious efforts.