Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ecumenical Trends--January 2013 issue

The January 2013 issue of the journal Ecumenical Trends (vol. 42, no. 1), published on behalf of the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, is a thematic issue on the 2013 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-24). This issue also happens to be the current sample issue posted in full text PDF online (click on hyperlink above). Included in this issue: an article interpreting the theme and Scripture text (Micah 6:1-8) for the 2013 observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by Terry L. Brensinger, a pair of articles exploring the homiletical dimensions of this year's focus by Michael E. Livingston and Mary Lin Hudson, and an article by lay ecumenical advocate Gerald Stover introducing "Ten Ecumenical Lecture Series Addressing Christian Unity Across North America." I'm especially interested in the last article, as I have connections with two of the ten lecture series highlighted in Stover's article: I delivered the Lourdes University Ecumenical Lectures in 2010, and I will deliver the Robert K. Campbell Lectures on Christian Unity in March 2013.

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