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January 27, 1999

A 39-year-old dream for a new form of unity among nine churches has taken a step into the future in a commitment to be "visibly intertwined as never before"-but without the Episcopal Church, at least for the time being.

At the closing session of the 18th plenary of the Consultation on...

January 24, 1999

"The Episcopal Delegation votes yes but will not be able to commend it to our General Convention for consideration until agreement has been reached with regard to the reconciliation of ministries that is called for in the amendment to Section 5 --- a task to which we commit our best efforts in...

January 7, 1999

I am honored to be with you at Luther Seminary again, in spite of this winter weather and following my address here last summer in the midst of a heat wave. That address, about the Historic Episcopate and the Episcopal Church, has just been published fully in the Winter 1999 issue of Dialogand...

November 19, 1998

Scholars from East and West, joined by artists, dancers, musicians and theologians, as well as clergy and laity, met for a two-day conference on "Two Sacred Paths: Christianity and Islam, a Call for Understanding. " Over 1300 people crowded Washington National Cathedral November 6 on the...

October 26, 1998

In his first major address on ecumenical affairs since his investiture last January, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold warned that many denominational traditions, some of them no longer meaningful in today's world, stand as formidable impediments to Christian unity. "One of the great fruits of...

October 26, 1998

When representatives of the 330 members of the World Council of Churches meet in Zimbabwe in December to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most visible expression of ecumenical hopes, they will be asked to chart a new course for the future-and to sidestep some issues that could threaten the...

September 29, 1998

Grace Church, New York City September 30th, 1998

I am honored to have been asked to preach on this occasion when we call to mind the ecumenical vision of William Reed Huntington, sixth rector of this church, which is symbolized by the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral of 1888. This document...

January 1, 1997

Introduction

The Anglican Communion and the Roman Catholic Church have been in high-level, official dialogue with each other for more than thirty years.1 Again and again during that time we have discovered that we already share a "real though as yet imperfect communion" (CC 2) rooted in...

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