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Nicaea 2025?

June 3, 2014

We must keep in mind that there is still much theological plaque that church leaders need to deal with in order to achieve a some kind of organic unity.

The stage at Ecumenical Advocacy Day's 2014 National Gathering. Behind the podium are "peace cranes," origami cranes meant to represent the gathering's wish for peace. (Photo credit: Alexander Griswold)

Religious Left Lobbies Congress on Gun Control, Pacifism

March 28, 2014

There’s a scene in Miss Congeniality, the 2000 romantic comedy about an undercover FBI agent pretending to be beauty pageant contestant, where the contestants are asked the most important thing our society needs. One by…

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That They All May Be One: Christian Unity at the March for Life

January 21, 2014

“Those who suffer the same things from the same people for the same Person can scarcely not love each other.”

Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion and other Orthodox representatives met with members of the Anglican Church in North America’s Ecumenical Relations Task Force at Nashotah House, October 25-26, 2012. Bishop Sutton is just left of center. (Photo Credit: Anglican Church in North America)

IRD Exclusive: Bishop Sutton on Anglican-Orthodox Relations

July 11, 2013

During the Anglican Way Institute, IRD’s Barton Gingerich had the opportunity to sit down with the Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton, bishop coadjutor in the Diocese in Mid-America of the Reformed Episcopal Church (REC) and Ecumenical Officer for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). This is Part 4 of a four part series.


IRD Exclusive: Bishop Sutton on the Roman Catholic-Anglican Dialogue

July 10, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) During the Anglican Way Institute, IRD’s Barton Gingerich had the opportunity to sit down with the Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton, bishop coadjutor in the Diocese in Mid-America of the Reformed…


IRD Exclusive: Bishop Sutton on the ACNA and Lutheranism

July 9, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) During the Anglican Way Institute, IRD’s Barton Gingerich had the opportunity to sit down with the Rt. Rev. Ray Sutton, bishop coadjutor in the Diocese in Mid-America of the Reformed…


The Georges Two Honor Colson’s Legacy

May 16, 2013

by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Tennessee-based Union University and the Witherspoon Institute hosted a May 2-4 conference entitled “Salt and Light in the Public Square: Charles Colson’s Legacy and Vision.” Union, a Southern Baptist college,…

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From the Brain of Bart: Questioning Parachurch-ism

May 16, 2013

I’ve started reading Deconstructing Evangelicalism for my commute. I enjoy perusing D. G. Hart‘s works not necessarily because I am a Two Kingdoms thinker but because he asks really good questions. Take, for example,…


ELCA partnership with United Methodism: “Full Communion” or Denominational Suicide Pact?

May 3, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) United Methodists and liberal Lutherans should unite against orthodox Christians! That was the message conveyed by Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), to members…


National Council of Churches Prepares for “Ecumenical Winter”

November 14, 2012

The National Council of Churches Governing Board met at the Washington, DC United Methodist Building to discuss restructuring, finances, and future prospects. The venerable ecumenical body has fallen upon economic hard times as of…


Anglican Way Conference Reveals Desires and Trends for ACNA

August 6, 2012

Last week’s Anglican Way Institute (AWI) hinted at the hopes and goals of traditional Anglicans in the United States. Ecumenical outreach, evangelism, and catechism dominated several lectures and discussions in Dallas. We can expect…


The Council and the March: Ecumenism at Its Best

January 29, 2009

The following originally appeared in a recent IRD Weekly e-newsletter.  If you would like to receive our weekly e-newsletter, click here and select “IRD Weekly.”   Fifty years ago, on January 25, 1959, less than…