Ecumenists from throughout the United States gathered together at the National Workshop on Christian Unity 2017 earlier this month in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The workshop continues to be the only national gathering of its kind in the world. The event brings together ecumenical representatives, ecumenists and interested members from all churches who share one faith, one baptism in Jesus Christ. This year’s workshop included a rich program of plenaries and seminars, a concert and banquet, off-site tours of various churches and many opportunities to gather together in prayer.
The theme of this year’s gathering was “Reform, Repent, Reconcile.” The overarching focus was the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of events in the Wittenberg of 1517AD, known as the Reformation, that initiated both a series of reforms and hostilities among the Christians in Western Europe.
The planners of the workshop stated that this year’s gathering was “a time to remember reforms, reformers and reformations in the life of the church. And it is a time to work together on our common journey to heal the wounds of discord and separation so that the world may believe.”
It was an opportunity to welcome several new denominational leaders in joining with those involved in the work of unity to celebrate the progress of reconciliation among Christians that we have worked so hard to achieve over the past several decades.
To read the complete article which references Bishop Eaton’s plenary at the NWCU, please click here.