The United Methodist-Catholic Dialogue was established in 1966. Over the years, it has discussed a wide range of issues from education and ordained ministry to the Eucharist. Most recently, in 2012, the dialogue produced Heaven and Earth are Full of Your Glory, which examined concern for the environment in a Eucharistic perspective.
The most recent 8th Round explored areas of convergence and divergences through the lens of the mutual recognition of common Baptism and the contours of shared Baptismal life through examinations of the Lord’s Prayer and Apostles’ Creed, as well as the feasibility of creating shared rites and prayers thus expressing their shared Christian identity.
The dialogue with the United Methodist Church meets twice a year. The dialogue is set to begin its 9th Round under the chairmanship of Bishop Kenneth Carter of Florida and Most Reverend Jeffrey Monforton, Bishop of Steubenville.