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Ecumenical Connections: Receptive Ecumenism
December 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Metro D.C. Synod’s Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations Committee (EIRC) will be hosting another webinar on Thursday, December 1, at 7:00 PM regarding “Receptive Ecumenism”. Receptive Ecumenism is both a way of thinking and a process that enables unity to be built by receiving gifts from others. It challenges us to not think of what others might benefit from receiving from us, but instead invites us to recognize our needs and to put ourselves in the place of being a recipient. Instead of asking what other Church traditions need to learn from us, we ask what our tradition needs to learn from them – what we can receive which is of God.
The presenter will be Fr. John Crossin, a lifelong ecumenist, a moral theologian, and a dedicated servant of the whole Church. He bridges the worlds of academics, pastoral work, and ecumenical engagement, including serving as recent Director of the Secretariat of Ecumenism and Inter-religious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The moderator will be ELCA pastor, Scott Ickert.