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2021 NWCU Registration is now open

It has been quite a year, and plans have continued to change, but the National Workshop on Christian Unity will go on for 2021!  We will have an entirely online Workshop which gives us the opportunity to provide you with the same great programming ...

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COB Ecumenical Officer meets with leaders of UMC agencies

As the new Ecumenical Officer for the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Sally Dyck met with several agency leaders on February 1 to talk with them about how they engage in ecumenical and interreligious ministry.

Churches Uniting in Christ Release Resources for Lent 2021

Press Release  Birmingham, AL: Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Chair of the Coordinating Council of Churches Uniting in Christ announces the release of new, ecumenical resources for the use of local congregations for this year’s Lenten and ...

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Uniting Church in Australia offers prayers for USA

President of the Uniting Church in Australia Dr Deidre Palmer has sent a letter to church leaders in the USA offering support and prayers during this trying time. The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia and the ...

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World Council of Churches calling for peace in USA

Fr. Ioan Sauca, the Interim General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, has sent a letter to the leaders of communions in the USA, in in the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol Building to convey the renewed and strengthened solidarity of ...

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Join in Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25, 2021

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated every year January 18-25, or around the feast of Pentecost in some parts of the world. Every United Methodist annual conference is encouraged to participate with ecumenical services of prayer and ...

Bishops offer 2021 grants for local ecumenical initiatives

For Immediate Release Monday, September 28, 2020   WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Local Initiatives Grants. Bishop Sally Dyck, Ecumenical Officer for the Council ...

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COB seeks applications for Bossey scholarship

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is inviting applications for a scholarship to attend The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey in Switzerland.

Training in Interreligious Relations offered for Young Adults - updated

The World Methodist Council is partnering with other organizations in offering training for Young Adults on Interreligious Relations that started in Asia and is now expanding globally. This year’s Young Adult Training for Religions Amity (YATRA) will...

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Kabacan Central UMC Celebrates Ecumenical Sunday

The Kabacan Central United Methodist Church, a vital congregation considered as one of the flagship churches of the Mindanao Philippines Annual Conference celebrated Ecumenical Sunday last January 19, 2020.

Churches to mark 400th Anniversary of arrival of enslaved Africans in Virginia

On October 2-4, 2019, leaders from all of the major Christian traditions will gather in Montgomery, Alabama, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved African peoples to Jamestown, Virginia (USA). The commemoration is part of ...

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Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) leaders set goals for 2019-2022

Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), a covenant organization of eleven different US denominations/communions, held its triennial plenary session in Montgomery, Alabama from June 6-9, 2019. The plenary included up to seven delegates from each of the ...

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Bishops offer scholarships for 2019 UMEIT-USA and NWCU events

The Council of Bishops is offering partial scholarships for young adults (age 21-35) to attend the 2019 United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT:USA) and the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) next spring.

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United Methodists, Episcopalians perfect Full Communion document

The United Methodist-Episcopal dialogue committee held a meeting recently to continue its conversations about a proposal for full communion between these churches entitled “A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness.” The ...