Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Graymoor Breakfast at National Workshop

The annual Graymoor Breakfast was a big success at the National Workshop on Christian Unity in Albuquerque, NM yesterday morning. It was a time for casual networking and conversation. Many friendships have been made over the 50 years of the National Workshop and the Graymoor Breakfast gives old friends a chance to catch up before the busy work of the Workshop starts. The Friars of the Atonement and Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute were loudly applauded in appreciation. About 150 participants enjoyed an enhanced continental breakfast. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

National Workshop on Christian Unity

Ecumenical officers, representatives and theologians will gather in a little more than six weeks time in Albuquerque, NM for the annual National Workshop on Christian Unity This year the event runs from Monday, April 28 to Thursday, May 1. The National Workshop has a long and venerable 41-year history as a time for networking, study and ecumenical conversation with the purpose of building up the unity of the Church. It is held in a different US city each year. It is organized by both a national board made up primarily of the ecumenical networks of major Christian denominations and by local host committees, often chosen from local councils of churches.
The theme for this year's National Workshop is "Has Christ Been Divided?" , from 1 Cor 1:13, and also the theme for the 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Looking forward especially to hearing the keynote by Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, a scholar of Vatican II. The Friars of the Atonement are sponsoring him in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Decree on Ecumenism. 
Also getting ready to host the Graymoor Breakfast on April 29 at the National Workshop. It is highly regarded as a helpful time for networking and other conversations and is a great occasion for friends who haven't seen each other for a year to get together. It is right in line with the Friars' charism of hospitality and at-one-ment.