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Ecumenical Relations

Ecumenical Relations

After General Assembly approval, Roman Catholic-Reformed dialogue to focus on justification and justice

Ninth round of talks — which typically last five years — expected to begin in 2021
The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Campbell was one of the presiders at the National Reformed and Catholic Dialogue Ecumenical Prayer Service on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo courtesy Monica Schaap Pierce)

Plans are under way to begin the ninth round of Roman Catholic-Reformed dialogue in the United States. The group of 14, which includes two elected people from each of the four Reformed denominations — the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Christian Reformed Church in North America, the Reformed Church in America, and the United Church of Christ, along with six Roman Catholic representatives, will review the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ), approved by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church.
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Ecumenical and Interreligious Service Recognition Award recipients recognized

Tom Reid, Jonathan Miller Barton, and the Presbytery of San Joaquin receive awards
left to right:  the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Miller Barton, Presbytery of San Joaquin, and Tom Reid.

left to right: the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Miller Barton, Presbytery of San Joaquin, and Tom Reid.

A number of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s ecumenical and interreligious partners were set to be recognized at the 224th General Assembly (2020) this year in Baltimore. The COVID-19 pandemic changed all of that, but it didn’t stop the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PC(USA), from lifting up the work of two individuals and one presbytery.
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