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While the first international Baptist-Catholic dialogue did not take place until the mid-1980s, the two groups actually have been dialoguing since soon after the Second Vatican Council in the ’60s. […] Read More

Baptist and Catholic delegations met earlier this month to continue ecumenical conversations between the two groups. […] Read More

Some may conclude Canada is nearly devoid of Christians, but the diverse Christian expression helps create meaningful ecumenical dialogue and prevents any single denomination from claiming significant cultural influence. […] Read More

Pastors and ministry leaders on both sides of the Mexico-United States border are gearing up to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the immigrant caravan marching toward the U.S. […] Read More

A “Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty,” signed by more than 80 U.S. faith leaders, was sent to members of Congress on Jan. 29. Poverty and racism in the U.S. are inextricable, the declaration noted, and “they are theological issues for us, not merely political or partisan ones.” Racism is a refutation of Genesis 1’s […] Read More

In 1911, the Northern Baptist Convention and the Free Will Baptist General Conference forged a church union. This was perhaps the first example of organic church unity in the 20th century. Since that time, the resulting group has led the way, among Baptists in the United States, in developing and manifesting a positive ecumenical commitment […] Read More

The World Day of Prayer for the Care for Creation, a designation first established by the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1989, is Sept. 1. The observance was expanded in 2007, according to the World Council of Churches, into a season known as “Creationtide” or “Time for Creation,” lasting from Sept. 1 through Oct. 4. The […] Read More

John Wesley could be a pain. He was dogmatic, opinionated, partisan and stubbornly hard to shift from what he believed was the central ground of Christian faith. But that made him neither an exclusive nor a separatist from other Christians. In 1749, he preached a sermon titled “The Catholic Spirit” based on 2 Kings 10:15. […] Read More

The song “Ebony and Ivory” laments that, when played on the instrument of our lives, diversity is not easy. “Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony / Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don’t we?” the song’s refrain asks. We must work at it, and our first attempts often are […] Read More

The heart has its reasons, says Pascal, and sometimes those reasons have a long history. Recently I signed a card for a friend, a devout Baptist, who was raised to have a suspicion of Roman Catholics. It’s something he still struggles with, but don’t we all! History eventually infects our DNA. Who of us is […] Read More