Ecumenism

Peter Dziedzic July 23, 2020
Two symbolic sites, the Hagia Sophia and the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, could serve as models for international and interreligious cooperation, writes Peter Dziedzic.
An employee at the Mississippi Capitol raises and lowers a commemorative state flag June 30, 2020, a flag that is purchased by people from all around the world. Hours later, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill into law to replace the current state flag, which includes the Confederate emblem. (CNS photo/Suzi Altman, Reuters)
During an online discussion on faith and racism sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., said "if we do not know each other...we make it possible for hatred to grow."
Gerard O’Connell June 29, 2020
Peter and Paul, Pope Francis noted, provide valuable role models to encourage us toward unity and prophecy.
Following the apostolic visitation of a northern Italian ecumenical monastery, the Vatican has ordered the founder and former prior, Enzo Bianchi, to leave it so as to "clarify" the leadership of the community.
St. John Paul II greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in 2002. Marking the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II's encyclical on Christian unity, Pope Francis said he shares "the healthy impatience" of those who think more can and should be done, but he also insisted that Christians must be grateful for the progress made. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell May 26, 2020
“One thing is certain,” Pope Francis writes. “Unity is not chiefly the result of our activity, but a gift of the Holy Spirit. Yet, unity will not come about as a miracle at the very end. Rather, unity comes about in journeying.”
Jon M. Sweeney April 03, 2020
As Christians have become more familiar and neighborly with people of other religious traditions, we have extended that familiarity to appreciation, and sometimes appreciation becomes appropriation.