The Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships awarded three Local Initiative Grants to groups within United Methodist annual conferences to lead special projects with the goal of strengthening ecumenical and/or interreligious relationships. We are excited to announce our outstanding final recipients who further t...

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Save the Date! The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT USA) will be held May 1-4, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN at the downtown Hilton. Methodists who are interested in ecumenical and interreligious ministry will gather for an incredible networking opportunity and practical training in current trends.

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The Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality The Arts and Ecumenism: Theology and the Risk of Artistic Creation: In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art and Spirituality presents The Arts and Ecumenism: Theology and the Risk of Artistic Creation in May and October of 2017. ...

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Click here to read the original post via United Methodist Communications.   United Methodist Communications Umcpresscenter.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2016 Update on Commission on a Way Forward Overwhelming response delays appointments Washington, D.C.: The Council of Bishops’ Executive Committee says that an overwhelming number...

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The Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships will award three Local Initiative Grants to groups within United Methodist annual conferences who lead special projects with the goal of strengthening ecumenical and/or interreligious relationships. Such projects may include building ecumenical or interreligious netwo...

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I believe strongly in the place of the power of imagination in our lives of faith. I think the first lessons about imagination in relation to faith were taught to me by my paternal grandmother. She was constantly giving witness to Jesus in her day-to-day life. She sang hymns as she did her housework. She offered up commentary on things we saw on te...

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Striving to live into unity in the love of God is best done with a spirit of humility. An easy pitfall for any of us is to become so dogmatic in our assertions that love and openness to the Spirit of God and to one another becomes displaced by certitude and arrogance. The manifestations of such pitfalls are many. We can sometimes try to force our v...

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To read the original post on United Methodist News, click here!   United Methodists have choices. No hooks of inevitability are dragging us off in the direction of division. We have free will. And, showered moment by moment with God’s grace, we need to remember that we are responsible and accountable for the choices we make. It is equally im...

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