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Mainline Ecumenism: It’s Older Than You Think

Words both denote and connote, which is to say that they both mean something and suggest a constellation of associated ideas, images, and feelings. Ecumenism means, simply, cooperation among Christian churches. The word connotes, however, a certain kind of cooperation

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Hearing the Needs of the Community

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To tell the truth, we didn’t think it went all that well. Almost five years ago, four pastors from four different denominations came together to write a proposal for a grant from the Calvin Institute for Worship Renewal. The granting agency warned us that there was a high chance of

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Loving Our Neighbors Means Knowing Our Neighbors

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An Interview with Rev. Aimee Moiso Rev. Aimee Moiso serves as Chair of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations Unbound: Some people say ecumenism is over, like the denomination, or joining anything beyond the local. How do you understand ecumenism today? Aimee: To say ecumenism is

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From Bible Drill to Interdenominational Seminary

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A Personal Faith Journey My favorite book as a child was called “I Like Sunday School.” It followed a little white girl who looked forward to learning about Jesus each week at church, just like me. I spent much of my childhood at church: memorizing Psalm 23 in Sunday School,

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For the Common Good of our ‘Whole Inhabited Earth’

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Ecumenical Advocacy in our Nation’s Capitol When we at the Office of Public Witness step outside into the bustle of Capitol Hill, it is common to see packs of people with purple arm bands or orange neckties or yellow book bags traveling together from one congressional office to another, carrying

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Making Visible the Cords of Love

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The Ecumenical Witness of the PC(USA) in the UN Community The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) affirms that Presbyterians do ministry in partnership. At the United Nations, this involves the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations working with ecumenical partners to address issues based on the policies established by the PC(USA)’s General

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Serving Ecumenically is My Profound Joy!

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When our family arrived in Denver, CO, in March of 2003, the snow from one of Colorado’s largest storms was still melting. Our daughters Danielle and Daryn were 9 and 6 years old, respectively, and neither had ever seen snow. They were excited to get out of the car and

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Ecumenical Chaos and the Christian Ecosystem

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Ecumenism is a useful word, but it’s small. Ecumenical is a useful word, and it is vast. Ecumenism refers to institutional commitment. Ecumenical refers to an organic reality. My first awareness of ecumenism and ecumenical commitments came when I was studying Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was fully involved in ecumenical concerns

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Reconciled Diversity

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An Ecumenical Vision for the 21st Century “In Christ God was reconciling the world…and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.” –II Corinthians 5:19 You won’t be surprised that a professor of Ecumenical Studies has chosen to write on the gift of the ecumenical movement for our common Christian pilgrimage.

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