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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

Register for UMEIT Today!

 PieterseThe Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships invites you to the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT) on April 28, 2014 in Albuquerque.  UMEIT is an interactive training session which brings together United Methodist ecumenists from all levels of denomination to further Christian witness and build interfaith communities.

The conference will feature a presentation by Dr. Hendrik Pieterse, Associate Professor of Global Christianity and World Religions from Garret Evangelical Theological Seminary.  Dr. Pieterse will give a brief overview on Christianity as a world faith, important theological and missional issues raised by the reality of a world church, and implications for United Methodist identity and mission in its ongoing efforts to be a "worldwide" denomination.

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Ecumenical Training Opportunity For Young Adults

Agape imageThe World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) will participate in the international camps at the Agape Ecumenical Center in Northern Italy with a full delegation from all regions. The delegation includes 3-4 young adults and students from North America.

 

Scholarships are available. Scholarship recipients will be selected according to criteria highlighted in the form and to current or future involvement in the work of the Student Christian Movements in Canada and the US and the World Student Christian Federation in North America.

Deadline to send application is April 15 Click here for more information.


 
Ecumenical Training at Chateau De Bossey

bossey logoDuring 2014 the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey will be holding a number of seminars raising awareness on issues related to women’s concerns, justice and peace, ecology and Christian theology, interfaith relations and migrant churches.

 

Through lectures, group discussion and experts in the respective fields of study, participants will be equipped to address issues significant for churches and faith communities.  In 2014, the World Student Christian Federation will send delegates to particiapte in the international camps.  Scholarships are available.  Follow the link to learn more.

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National Christian Leaders Oppose Mass Incarceration
mass logoBishop Mary Ann Swenson, Ecumenical Officer of the Council of Bishops and the Rev. Steven Sidorak, Ecumenical Staff Officer, were among a broad coalition of church leaders in the United States opposing mass incarceration.  During the Christian Churches Together annual meeting, Feb. 4-7, 2014, leaders heard from speakers ranging from incarcerated faith leaders to a federal judge on how the mass incarceration is a destructive system that unjustly affects ethnic minorities. Faith leaders in attendance created a joint statement saying "the church in the United States has a moral and ethical imperative to protect human dignity and must address the problem of mass incarceration in our nation." Click here to read the full statement.

 
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