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The Gift of Unity

The Gift of Unity

Christmas season is a time for giving. On Christmas Day, December 25 in the West, it is traditional to exchange gifts. For some, the giving goes on well into the Christmas season. A growing number of Christians are beginning to observe the traditional twelve days of Christmas again, extending family get-togethers and dinner with friends out from [...]

What Next?

What Next?

St. Benedict of Nursia Ut Unum Sint Pope Saint John Paul II’s Encyclical Letter Ut Unum Sint was and remains a landmark document in ecumenical relations. It opined and offered opportunities for effective bridge-building that, for the first time since Vatican II, presented some highly practical suggestions for visible and viable unity. This [...]

Distinction Without Separation, the Model of Marriage for Ecumenical Strategy

Distinction Without Separation, the Model of Marriage for Ecumenical Strategy

The Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton on Church Unity. The other day I attended an important committee meeting where two people who needed to be there were absent. It was one of those frustratingly, need-to-meet-and-decide-but-can’t gatherings. The two people we required to reach a conclusion and move forward simply couldn’t make it. Their reasons for [...]