Ecumenical

The Rev. Valerie Webster
Ecumenical Officer
[email protected]
(406) 579-3980

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2019 – Troubling the Waters for the Healing of the World – April 5-8, 2019 in Washington D.C..  Click here for more information and to register.

United Methodists and Episcopalians convene in Chicago – Click here to read

The historic Agreed Statement between Anglican and Oriental Orthodox theologians on the Procession and Work of the Holy Spirit has been published. The statement was signed last October after lengthy discussions by members of the Anglican Oriental-Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC). It was published at this year’s meeting of AOOIC, which took place last week in Lebanon. The agreed statement is part of a series of work which has helped to heal the oldest continuing division within Christianity, a schism that goes back centuries. At the core of Agreed Statement is the controversial Filioque clause – appended to the Nicene Creed by the Latin Western tradition causing a schism between the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the western Churches that was inherited by the Anglican tradition. The clause says that the Holy Spirit proceeded “from the Son” (Jesus) as well as the Father. The Agreed Statement says that Anglicans should omit the clause.

Historic Anglican-Oriental Orthodox Agreed Statement on the Holy Spirit published
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2018/11/historic-anglican-oriental-orthodox-agreed-statement-on-the-holy-spirit-published.aspx

Episcopal Church, ELCA, and US Conference of Catholic Bishops issue joint statement on East Jerusalem Hospitals
https://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/episcopal-church-elca-and-us-conference-catholic-bishops-issue-joint-statement

Click here for a resource that contains information on anti-Semitism and white supremacy, resources on how to speak with children about these issues and about violence and bigotry, and some action steps that people can take in response to this tragedy in Philadelphia.

Archbishop Justin visits Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul as ICAOTD meets in Cyprus
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2018/10/archbishop-justin-visits-patriarch-bartholomew-in-istanbul-as-icaotd-meets-in-cyprus.aspx

Toolkit of the Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs

Click here for the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity materials.

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Your Neighbor The Episcopal Church” — is a great brochure for Episcopal Churches to use in sharing about our tradition in ecumenical and/or interfaith.

Counsels of Love

Episcopal Travel Opportunities