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From Conflict to Communion: A Journey of Faith Together

Friday, January 17 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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From Conflict to Communion: A Journey of Faith Together

In Observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Professor Dirk G. Lange Fredrik A. Schiotz Chair of Mission and Professor of Worship at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

In Lund, Sweden (2016), Lutherans and Catholics commemorated the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. In this session, we will explore the reasons for an ecumenical commemoration of the Reformation, what such a commemoration signifies for us today, and what it means for the Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue and the wider ecumenical consensus based on The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.

Professor Lange, an ordained ELCA pastor, has written extensively on topics in liturgical theology and ecumenism. He was a brother of the Taize Ecumenical Community for 20 years. He is the North American Lutheran representative on the International Joint Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Commission and the primary author of The Common Prayer for the Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the 500 Years of Reformation.

Sponsored by St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology and the Interfaith Commission of the Diocese of Cleveland. The lecture and prayer service are complimentary and open to the public. Clergy and Lay Ecclesial Ministers are invited to a light lunch before the lecture in the Center for Pastoral Leadership dining room. RSVP must be made to Fr. Joe Hilinski at 216-696-6525 ext. 5110, by Friday, January 10, 2020.

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