What is UMEIT?

The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT) is a ministry of The United Methodist Council of Bishops Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships. It is offered in various forms around the world, but in this form, UMEIT USA, it is offered annually in conjunction with the NWCU. Its purpose is to gather together Methodists who are interested in ecumenical and interreligious ministry, to provide them with networking opportunities, and to train them in current trends and practical applications. It continually welcomes new participants in its fellowship, worship, study and conversation.

The National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) has been gathering annually for over 50 years in a different city around the United States. Its purpose is to bring together all those involved in the ministry of Christian unity with the intention of equipping them with ongoing formation, seminars and networking. It is planned and organized every year by an ecumenical group of representatives from several different denominations.

UMEIT USA 2017 RESOURCES

Ferguson Episcopal Methodist Proposal Overview

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Methodists and the Protestant Reformation

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A Gift to the World

A statement from the Episcopal - United Methodist Dialogue.

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Ecumenical and Interreligious Handbook - A Resource for Annual Conference Committees 2017

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Companion item for Mutual Invitation Bible Study

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Ecumenism 201: The Do's and Dont's of Dialogue

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UMEIT USA 2016 SCHOLARSHIP REFLECTIONS

Reflections and insights from three UMEIT USA 2016 scholarship recipients available below.

Tura Foster Gillespie

Read Tura's UMEIT USA 2016 reflection.

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Kyle Bomar

Read Kyle's UMEIT USA 2016 reflection.

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Danyal Mohammadzadeh

Read Danyal's UMEIT USA 2016 reflection.

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UMEIT USA 2016 INFO & RESOURCES

Resources from The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT) are available below.

UMEIT USA 2016 BROCHURE

The UMEIT USA 2016 brochure is now available!

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“United Methodist Ecumenism 101”

Rev. Dai Morgan's PowerPoint slideshow now available.

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WATCH: A Journey of Faith

A look at the history of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

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Dialogues Report

The "Dialogues Report" given by Dr. Glen Alton Messer, II at UMEIT USA 2016 now available.

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Interdenominational Cooperation Fund (ICF)

Ms. Kathryn A. Williams' on how the ICF funding helps The UMC.

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Sacramental Life

Read the latest issue featuring Experimental Ecumenism by Dr. Glen Alton Messer, II.

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Report to UMEIT from the Associate Ecumenical Staff Officer for Leadership Development

Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst's report on UMEIT USA 2016.

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General Conference 2016 Overview

As we look towards General Conference 2016, here's a great overview of what's to come.

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