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2012 Institute for Ecumenical Leadership
July 1–7, 2012
St. John’s University
Since 1981, the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers and the Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs have sponsored three-year cycle of leadership training opportunities, beginning with this Introductory Institute for Ecumenical Leadership. Aware of the rapidly changing dimensions of ecumenical work, Ecumenical Officers and others involved in the work of Christian unity need ongoing training to include the latest and most significant developments affecting their work.
In response to this need, CADEIO and the BCEIA are once again offering an Institute for Ecumenical Leadership to be presented from Sunday, July 1, 2012 through midmorning Saturday, July 7. It will be held at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at Saint John’s Abbey and University, Collegeville, Minnesota.
NWCU 2013 - Columbus, Ohio
2013 National Workshop on
Christian Unity (NWCU)
In 1963, a group of Roman Catholics, in the context of Vatican II, saw a need to equip local leadership for the task of ecumenical ministry. In 1969, they invited leaders of other Christian communions to join them, and today the national ecumenical officers of the churches continue their oversight of the workshop, which is planned by national and local committees. The workshop is sponsored by the National Ecumenical Officers Association. There are both denominational and ecumenical sessions during the workshop.
The 2013 NWCU will be held at the Sheraton Columbus at Capital Square Hotel in Columbus, Ohio from April 8 to 11, 2013. Several hundred attendees will learn about the latest ecumenical developments, hear from national leaders about the progress of ecumenism, talk with those active in local communities, and attended seminars on a wide variety of topics.
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