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Gathered in My Name: Ecumenism in the World Church

April 28-30, 2017
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In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This April—500 years later—here in Chicago, speakers from places as diverse as India, Nigeria, Brazil, Chile, and Sri Lanka gather to address the lingering repercussions of the Reformation in the global South—Asia, Africa, and Latin America—as well as the efforts there to bridge ecclesial divides.

Lutheran-Catholic ecumenical gathering with Pope Francis, Oct. 2016
October 31, 2016—Pope Francis attends an ecumenical event in Malmo, Sweden, opening a year marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. (CNS/Paul Haring)

Keynote Speakers

Paul D. Murray
Editor, Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning
Member, Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III)
Sr. Teresa Okure, SHCJ
Member and sole representative of Catholic Africa, Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III)
Rev. Felix Wilfred
President, Concilium: International Journal of Theology
Chief editor, International Journal of Asian Christianity

About the Conference

Organized by DePaul University's Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT), this conference is the ninth annual World Catholicism Week event. CWCIT is grateful to its conference cosponsors here at DePaul: