Ecumenical and Interreligious

Ecumenical and Interreligious Applications Open

August 11, 2022
Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations

The Rev. Michael Barlowe, secretary of the General Convention, invites Episcopalians from across the church to apply for appointment to the various interim bodies created by General Convention. These committees, commissions, and task forces carry out the work of The Episcopal Church between conventions.

Applications are due August 19, and initial appointments will be made in September by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Julia Ayala Harris. The appointment process for task forces may continue through the fall as additional committees are formed.

Ecumenical appointments include the members of the following coordinating committees and dialogues. Applicants may also indicate their interest and abilities in serving in Episcopal Church participation in the World Council of Churches, National Council of Churches, Christian Churches Together, Churches Uniting in Christ, Shoulder to Shoulder, and other forms of ecumenical and interreligious engagement.

Lutheran Episcopal Coordinating Committee
This group carries on the work of reception of the full communion agreement Called to Common Mission. See the website and two-page introduction here for background.

Moravian-Episcopal Coordinating Committee
This group carries on the work of reception of the full communion agreement Finding Our Delight in the Lord. See the website and two-page introduction here for background.

Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States (ARCUSA)
With the goal of full, visible communion, this dialogue continues to examine the topic of reconciliation.

Presbyterian-Episcopal Dialogue
The current bilateral dialogue was established in 2000 and began meeting in 2002. The 80th General Convention voted to receive and study a proposal for agreement on local sharing of ministries (Resolution A055).

United Methodist-Episcopal Church Dialogue
The Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church are in a relationship of interim eucharistic sharing; the two-page introduction offers more information. The 80th General Convention commended the current version of A Gift to the World, Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness, which was prepared and distributed in 2018 by The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue” in support of a full communion relationship.

Contact:
The Rev. Margaret Rose

Deputy for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

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Contact:
Richard Mammana

Associate for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

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