Dialogue

Note: Through ecumenical councils and Dialogue the Roman Catholic
Church tries to woo the “separated” brethren back home.

Building Unity:
Ecumenical Dialogue with Roman Catholic Participation

(Fourth volume in the Ecumenical Documents Series)

by Joseph A. Burgess (Author), Jeffrey Gros 1988

    Table of Contents excerpts
    Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogues

    Doctrinal Agreement and Christian Unity:
    Methodological Considerations January 23, 1972
    A Twelve Year Report December 28, 1977

    Baptist-Roman Catholic Dialogues
    Growing in Understanding April 24, 1971
    Summary Statement of the 2nd Triennium in the Dialogue Between Southern Baptist and Roman Catholic Scholars 1982–1984

    Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic Dialogues
    Summary Memorandum on
    Sharing the Eucharist April 29–May 1, 1968
    An Adventure in Understanding 1967–1973

    Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogues
    One Baptism for the Remission of Sins 1966
    Eucharist and Ministry:
    A Lutheran/Roman Catholic Statement October 1, 1968

    United Methodist-Roman Catholic Dialogues
    Shared Convictions about Education December 16, 1970
    Eucharistic Celebration:
    Converging Theology—Divergent Practice December, 1981

    Presbyterian and Reformed–Roman Catholic Dialogues
    Women in the Church October 30, 1971
    The Unity We Seek May 24, 1976
    Ethics and the Search for Christian Unity 1980

    National Council of the Churches of Christ,
    Faith and Order Dialogue

    Documents from 1979, 1981, and 1986

    Introduction (p. 13)
    “…Anglican-Roman Catholic relations take on a unique character as a result of the historic claims of the Anglican Communion…Since 1965, the US dialogue has met about every eighteen months with
    up to ten persons on each team
    .

The Nature and Purpose of Ecumenical Dialogue
The Ecumenical Review, July, 2000  by Konrad Raiser

    It may have come as a surprise to some members of the Joint Working Group to see the topic of ecumenical dialogue placed on the agenda
    again more than thirty years after the JWG, during its first mandate,
    had published a working paper on ecumenical dialogue.

    Since then “dialogue” has become the comprehensive term referring to all forms of interaction, exchange, conversation and collaboration between the Roman Catholic Church and member churches of the World Council of Churches. In one form or another, all members of the JWG have been involved in ecumenical dialogue…

    Early positions on ecumenical dialogue
    When the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church
    and the World Council of Churches was formed in 1965, it was given
    the mandate to explore the bases and forms of collaboration between
    the Roman Catholic Church and the fellowship of churches in the
    World Council.

    In responding to this mandate, the JWG focused on the understanding and methodologies of ecumenical dialogue and published the results of
    its reflections in a working document in 1967…

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