The Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships

The Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships promotes unity and peace
through strengthening ecumenical and interfaith relations worldwide.

Heeding God's call to Unity

Q3 Newsletter

It’s been a very busy season for the COB OCUIR, and in this edition of our newsletter, we focus the spotlight on the work we've accomplished over the last six months. These diverse efforts and events, from the Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the ratification of Full Communion with the Uniting Church in Sweden and the Moravian Church (Northern & Southern Provinces), the approved and expanded definition of full communion, the presentation of the Council of Bishops Ecumenical Award and the creation of the Young Adult Network (UMEIT YAN), highlight the myriad of ways in which the COB OCUIR has developed and extended The United Methodist Church’s ecumenical and interfaith outreach around the globe. We invite you to learn more about our work here.

General Conference 2016

Resources and tools from General Conference 2016 are available here. We invite you to join our mailing list to stay updated on the latest from the Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (OCUIR).

Ephesians 4:6

"... One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all ..."

Perfecting Unity

Dr. Glen Alton Messer, II's new book "Perfecting Unity" is written as an aid to discernment
for Christ's disciples in this present moment of time; in our world and context.
A new chapter to be released every week!

AVAILABLE NOW!

Chapter 9, "What of Evangelism?", is available now! The full book will be available in hardcopy and electronic version in October 2016.

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Upcoming Events

UMEIT USA 2016

The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT) USA was held April 18-21
in Louisville, KY at the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU).

UMEIT USA PHOTOS

Missed UMEIT USA 2016? Our photo album has all the best highlights of ecumenical and interreligious ministry in action!

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INFO & RESOURCES

UMEIT USA 2016 updates, presenter resources, and information are available for download!

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