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Are you relating or connecting to other faith groups in your community?
Are you engaging in projects or programs with ministry programs in other denominations?
Perhaps they are not labeled as such, but you could already be doing Ecumenical work.  

Ecumenical partners often find working together on issues of peace and justice most effective and rewarding. You may be involved in ecumenical ministries if you:

  • Participate in community ministries with other denominations.
  • Worship with local churches from other denominations.
  • Work together with others on issues of peace and justice.
  • Collaborate with people of other faith communion at your local Presbyteries, college campus or adhoc committees!
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Ecumenical News

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers many opportunities to get involved in ecumenical work:

Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Christian Unity Gathering
Ecumenical Dialogues
EUGENE CARSON BLAKE SCHOLARSHIP
Ecumenical and Interreligious Service recognition Awards
Young Ecumenists
Other Opportunities for Ecumenical Service

Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is an annual event that facilitates the coming together of Christians to learn about justice issues and carry the voice of the voiceless to our nation’s capitol. Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.


 Christian Unity Gathering

Organized by the National Council of Churches (NCC), the Christian Gathering is an annual event providing opportunities for Christians to come together to promote social justice and civil rights. The next event is scheduled to being on October 15, 2018, at the University of Maryland campus in Hyattsville, MD. 


Local Ecumenical Dialogues

Consider hosting a workshop or event to learn more about ecumenical dialogue with others in your community. This is a great way to learn about other denominations, devise ways to cooperate on specific projects, and deepen your personal faith.


The Eugene Carson Blake Scholarship

The Reverend Dr. Eugene Carson Blake was the Stated Clerk of the United Presbyterian Church in the USA, an antecedent of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He was a pioneer in the ecumenical movement and went on to serve both the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. After his death, family and friends created the Eugene Carson Blake Scholarship to support a North American student at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, Switzerland.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been invited to nominate a PCUSA for the Scholarship. Priority will be given to students under 40 who have at least an undergraduate degree in theology or two years of a Master of Divinity/Theology. Download application instructions to be nominated for the Scholarship and submit materials to  the Office of Ecumenical Relations to be considered.

For more information contact Everdith Landrau at everdith.landrau@pcusa.org or 502-569-5037.

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 Ecumenical and Interreligious Service Recognition Award

PC(USA) Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II stands with Ecumenical and Interreligious Service Award winners Wes Pitts, Margee Kooistra and Farzama Q. Safiullah. (Photo by Danny Bolin)

PC(USA) Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II stands with Ecumenical and Interreligious Service Award winners Wes Pitts, Margee Kooistra and Farzama Q. Safiullah at the 223rd General Assembly (2018)- Photo by Danny Bolin)



Consider nominating a mid-council, congregation or individual Presbyterian for the Ecumenical and Interreligious Service Recognition Award. The Award gives the General Assembly an opportunity to recognize and celebrate those working to give visible expression to the unity of the Church and the commitment to unity and reconciliation in our world or have strong interfaith partnerships that work to breakdown barriers and/or foster understanding. Nominations are accepted the year before a General Assembly and recipients are announced at the General Assembly. Nominations due by December 31.

Meet the 2018 recipients
Meet the 2016 recipients

Meet the 2014 recipients

Call For Nominations
Make a nomination


 Young Ecumenists

  • World Student Christian Federation 
    WSCF has been a spirited, formational and life-giving movement of Christian students for over 110 years. Since its founding in 1895, the passion, love and spirit of justice of WSCF's young leadership has kept it a maker of history in countless people's movements, churches and political spheres.

    Today, the WSCF continues as the foremost leader in ecumenical formation for Christian students and youth in more than one hundred national movements across the globe.

 Occasional Particular Opportunities for Ecumenical Service

From time to time we have openings for ecumenical service in particular areas of expertise. In this area we will post information about these opportunities. If you would like to be considered for one of these volunteer posts, please complete the Application for Ecumenical Service and email to Everdith Landrau at everdith.landrau@pcusa.org.

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