The Episcopal Church is seeking representatives to serve on ecumenical dialogues and coordinating committees. Representatives can be lay or ordained, and must be committed to and have experience in ecumenism.
"Engaging other Christians through our ecumenical dialogues and networks is vital work," commented the Rev. Dr. Charles K. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond the Episcopal Church, "and one more way of engaging the Jesus Movement and its focus on reconciliation."
The Rev. Margaret Rose, Deputy to the Presiding Bishop for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, added, "We seek representatives with scholarly and practical experience in ecumenical work to serve on the dialogues and coordinating committees."
The five dialogues and committees are:
- Anglican - Roman Catholic USA Dialogue Committee
- United Methodist - Episcopal Dialogue Committee
- Lutheran (ELCA) - Episcopal Coordinating Committee
- Episcopal - Presbyterian (PCUSA) Dialogue
- Moravian - Episcopal Coordinating Committee
Episcopal representatives to these bodies will be appointed by Executive Council upon the recommendation of the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies.
At this time, the committees with the Roman Catholics, the United Methodists, and the Lutherans have vacancies that need to be filled as soon as possible. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, along with a resume/CV to the Rev. Margaret Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next round of the Anglican - Roman Catholic USA Dialogue Committee (ARCUSA) will address the subject, “Reconciliation in Holy Scripture and Christian Tradition.” As in previous iterations of ARCUSA, members of the dialogue should possess a Ph.D. or its equivalent, or display scholarly experience in theology and practice, as well as expertise in the subject addressed. Statements from previous rounds of dialogue are collected here.
The United Methodist - Episcopal Dialogue Committee seeks practitioners and scholars with experience and knowledge of ecumenical full communion agreements, as well as particular knowledge of the United Methodist Church. This committee’s goal is full communion in the coming years and invites those who have skill and experience in local mission and ministry partnerships to apply.
The Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee (LECC) works to encourage new levels of trust, cooperation, and mission, as well as support existing cooperative ministries, between the two churches. We are in the second decade of Called to Common Mission, our full communion agreement. That agreement can be found here.
For more information contact Rose at email@example.com, or go to http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/ecumenical-interreligious.
Deadline for submissions is May 1.