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Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs


Featured Resource of the Month

BCEIA hosted 40 Catholic school teachers from all over the United States on Thursday, July 21, 2017 for the "Bearing Witness" program in Catholic-Jewish relations and Holocaust education. The USCCB, the Anti-Defamation League, the National Catholic Education Association, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum partner to host the program annually.

500th Anniversary of Reformation

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 

A resource list was compiled for those looking for ways to commemorate the Reformation and work for greater Christian Unity.  

Current Issues and recent news

Starting in 1989, the Orthodox Church has proclaimed September 1st the "World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation." In 2015, Pope Francis announced the establishment of September 1st as a day of prayer for Catholics as well.  SEIA encourages you to use this day of prayer for ecumenical collaboration and reflection, especially with our Orthodox sisters and brothers.

In light of recent tragic events throughout the world, the Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs wishes to reaffirm the Bishops' Committee statement from 2014, which calls for a consistent ethic of dialogue and condemns religious violence.

Drawing on 50 years of national and international dialogue, Lutherans and Catholics together have issued the "Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry and Eucharist," a unique ecumenical document that marks a pathway toward greater visible unity between Catholics and Lutherans.

Father Al Baca, Executive Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious AffairsA note from our Executive Director

Nota de nuestro Director Ejecutivo


Fr. Al Baca
Executive Director,
Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

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