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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

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

 
Resources Available for Week of Christian Unity

logoThe Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (OCUIR) of the Council of Bishops is encouraging United Methodists around the world to participate in the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25, 2014.

“We participate in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to remind ourselves that we belong to Christ, and that we are one family in Christ,” said Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, ecumenical officer for the council. 

 

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