I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one.

As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

-- John 17:20-21, NRSV

Christian Unity Gathering

CU Gathering logoMark your calendars and plan to attend the Christian Unity Gathering sponsored by the National Council of Churches. The gathering, May 18-20, 2014, in Washington, D.C., will focus on the issue of Mass Incarceration and what the ecumenical community is already doing and can do together to combat a justice system that warehouses and disposes disproportionate numbers of people of color. Presenters include Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, Jim Wallis, president and editor-in-chief of Sojourners magaine, Dr. Iva Curruthers, general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conferece, and more.   In addition,  Jim Winkler, general secretary, will offer his vision for NCC during a service of celebration. Click here for the full roster of  presenters and information on the schedule and registration.

World Council of Churches Offers Condolences on the Passing of Lois Dauway

WCC logoIn a Feb. 7, 2014 letter to the United Methodist Ecumenical Officer, Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, the president of the World Council of Churches offers condolences on the passing of Lois Dauway.  The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit calls Dauway "an extraordinary ecuminist and gift to the World Council of Churches." Follow the link to read the full letter.
World Council of Churches letter of condolence


With Thanksgiving for the Life of Lois Dauway

Lois DauwayWe ask you to join us in remember the life of Lois Dauway, who died on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Lois had a distinguished career in mission and served as a United Methodist representative on the World Council of Churches' executive committee. Our prayers go out to her family.

 Message from Thomas Kemper, General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries

United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training

logo United Methodists are invited to the 2014 United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 28, 2014. 


The focus of UMEIT is Global Christianity and United Methodism's role in it, as well as in a religiously diverse world. Dr. Hendrik Pieterse of Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary will be our featured, guest speaker.


Who should attend? Local leaders, both clergy and lay, who are interested in furthering our common Christian witness with other denominations in the community and working for more understanding and better relationships with people in the community who hold other religious positions.


UMEIT Brochure

Letter of Invitation to the Council of Bishops

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