Ecumenical and Inter-religious

Ecumenical Dialogue Partners

Timeline of Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue

1953
General Convention approves dialogue with the Methodist Church, meets from 1953-1961

2000
General Convention endorses dialogue with the United Methodist Church

2002
United Methodist-Episcopal Church Dialogue begins meeting

2004
United Methodist document on the Eucharist, This Holy Mystery, affirmed by General Convention 2006

2007
Dialogue releases congregational study guide, Make Us One with Christ

2015
General Convention affirms ongoing “dialogue toward full communion with the United Methodist Church”

2017
Dialogue releases full communion proposal, A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers in the Healing of Brokenness

2018
79th General Convention, Austin, Texas

2020
United Methodist General Conference, Minneapolis

2022
80th General Convention


Compiled by Richard Mammana with assistance from Tom Ferguson, May 2017; updated February 2021

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The United Methodist Church
Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships