Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

Articles

June 14, 2013

[Lambeth Palace] In their first meeting, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis both spoke June 14 of the bonds of “friendship” and “love” between the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. The two leaders...

November 11, 2011

The Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council (AOCICC) met in York, England from 4 to 8 November 2011. In its most important piece of work the Council finalized the text of a joint statement on ecclesiology and mission...

February 11, 2011

With an evening Eucharist Feb. 10 that blended elements of the liturgical and musical practices of both traditions, representatives of the Episcopal Church and the two provinces of the Moravian Church in North America formally inaugurated...

January 25, 2011

The full-communion relationship recently agreed between the Episcopal Church and the Northern and Southern provinces of the Moravian Church in North America will be celebrated and inaugurated on Feb. 10 during a festive service in...

January 7, 2011

Seventeen years ago in Uptown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, neighbors noticed children on the streets during summer months – kids too young to be on their own, yet too old to be in daycare. In an attempt to assist the youngsters, then-Diocese...

December 3, 2010

Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Roman Catholics and Mennonites gathered at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York Dec. 3 to kick off a weekly noontime prayer vigil in solidarity with the people of Sudan...

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The ecumenical movement is the Episcopal Church's response to Jesus' prayer for his disciples in John 17:21 "that they may all be one." The Office for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations offers prayers for unity and participates in formal dialogues to nurture a spirit of understanding and respect, while collaborating actively in mission and ministry opportunities.

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With recent reports of escalating violence and casualties, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop...

Marina’s Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church is at the crossroads; it is on the way. It...

After healing a man in Capernaum, Jesus went to the synagogue in his home town of Nazareth,...

In the season after Epiphany the Evangelists invite us to perceive ever more clearly who is...

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a drop of water, but not just any drop of water. You are a...

For six months in 1969, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers diverted the water feeding into Niagara...

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Documents

The following document was adopted by the Episcopal‐United Methodist Dialogue Team on Friday, April 16, 2010. As noted in the text of the document, the document speaks only for our current Episcopal‐United Methodist dialogue team at this...

A statement from the heads of The Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada marking twelve years of full communion.

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Interfaith Curriculum for Peacemaking draws upon the resources within the Abrahamic tradition - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - for a peacemaking curriculum. This interfaith curriculum will be a valuable resource for religious communities, students, and anyone interested in learning about how making peace is at the heart of Abrahamic religions.

Videos

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi of the Anglican Church of Burundi speaks about the importance of the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement.

The opening service of common prayer on Oct. 30, the first day of the World Council of Churches General Assembly, honored diverse faith traditions from around the world. The gathering prayer included litanies of lamentations, cries and hopes from the churches in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific.

Archbishop Anders Wejryd of the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden speaks about his church's journey with the Episcopal Church towards full communion and the treasures of that partnership.

Jasmine Bostock, from the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii, chair of the Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministry, speaks about indigenous issues and the role of the World Council of Churches. Bostock is a member of the Episcopal Church's official delegation to the WCC General Assembly, meeting Oct. 30-Nov. 8 in Busan, South Korea.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks with ENS about the importance of the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement.

The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald, national indigenous bishop for the Anglican Church of Canada, speaks about indigenous issues being addressed at the World Council of Churches General Assembly, meeting Oct. 30-Nov. 8 in Busan, South Korea.

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