Ecumenical and Interreligious

Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations

Churches Beyond Borders: Joint Devotions 2021 

November 3, 2021

As we continue to navigate the challenges of a global health crisis, we are more painfully aware of the ongoing “pandemic” of violence against women, which has been exacerbated and further exposed during COVID-19. Acknowledging this issue as vital to our gospel faith, the Heads of Communion of Churches Beyond Borders called for this year’s […]

Presbyterian-Episcopal Dialogue February 2021 Communiqué

March 4, 2021

With continued consideration to health and safety during COVID-19, the members of the Presbyterian-Episcopal Dialogue met February 22-23, 2021 via Zoom. Representing the Presbyterian Church were Ruling Elder Anne Bond (co-chair), the Rev. Dr. Neal Presa (co-vice chair), the Rev. Terri Ofori, the Rev. Dr. Christian Boyd, the Rev. Robert Foltz-Morrison, the Rev. Brian Entz, […]

September 2020 Episcopal-Presbyterian Dialogue Communiqué

September 25, 2020

Meeting remotely by Zoom on September 17th and 18th, 2020, the representatives of the Episcopal-Presbyterian Bilateral Dialogue met and considered how the two ecclesial traditions could work to deepen ties and work together for mutual mission. This was the third meeting of the Third Round of bilateral dialogues between the two ecclesial communions, originally scheduled […]

Task Force to Coordinate Ecumenical and Interreligious Work

August 17, 2020

The General Convention in 2018 established a new Task Force to Coordinate Ecumenical and Interreligious Work. The twelve members of the group are appointed by the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies to report annually to the Standing Commission on Structure, Governance, Constitution and Canons (SCSGCC). In addition, two members of […]

Statements on Hagia Sophia

August 11, 2020

The Episcopal Church joins with the Anglican Communion/Archbishop of Canterbury … our ecumenical and interfaith partners in calling on the Turkish government to maintain the status quo with Hagia Sophia remaining as an open cultural and heritage site for all. As members of the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, we […]

Anti-COVID World Prayer Thursday, May 14th

May 13, 2020

Rome (NEV), May 8 2020 – The interim General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (CEC), Rev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca, has invited all member churches to observe a global prayer day on 14 May. The joint initiative with the members of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, of which the WCC is part, […]

1988 Episcopal Church Guidelines for Christian-Jewish Relations

October 10, 2019

Guidelines for Christian-Jewish Relations for Use in the Episcopal Church General Convention of the Episcopal Church, July, 1988 Introduction “All real living is meeting.” These words of the Jewish philosopher, Martin Buber, point to the essence of Jewish-Christian dialogue. The General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in Detroit in July, 1988, adopted these Guidelines […]

A Covenant among the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Northwest Lower Michigan Synod, the Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord

April 3, 2019

It is the will of our Lord Jesus that all his disciples be one. Encouraged by the international, national and regional dialogues among Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics, we celebrate the faithful initiative of our church leaders, past and present, in fostering church unity. Recognizing the desire for the eventual union of Lutheran, Anglican and […]

Virginia Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic-United Methodist Covenant (2006)

March 16, 2019

Preamble We Bishops are witnesses to two powerful experiences in our time which have impelled Lutherans, Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, and United Methodists toward church unity: the Ecumenical Movement and the Second Vatican Council. The Holy Spirit continues to use these graced events to enlighten and form God’s people as we begin the Third Millennium.Unity is […]

South Carolina LARCUM Covenant (1995)

March 16, 2019

The Lutherans, Anglicans, Roman Catholics, and United Methodists in the State of South Carolina We, the Bishops of the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Episcopal Dioceses of South Carolina and Upper South Carolina, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, and the United Methodist Church – South Carolina Conference affirm […]

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The Rev. Margaret Rose

Deputy for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

Richard Mammana

Associate for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations