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Gathered in My Name: Ecumenism and the World Church
April 28-30, 2017
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, sparking the Reformation. Amid the many commemorations of this event, ours will concentrate on the ongoing effects of the Reformation in the global South, and attempts by Christians there to work across ecclesial divides.
Speakers from around the world and different disciplines will address both official dialogues and grassroots cooperation among Protestants and Catholics in the global South. They will analyze competition among ecclesial communities and what Pope Francis has called the “ecumenism of blood” in which Christians of all kinds face persecution together. The conference will also feature theological reflections on Christian solidarity and help point the way forward for future ecumenical efforts.