Friday, February 4, 2011

Ecumenical institutions and organizations--North American Academy of Ecumenists

Continuing a series of posts calling attention to selected resources featured in Appendix 1, "Resources for Ecumenical Engagement," in Ecumenism Means You, Too: Ordinary Christians and the Quest for Christian Unity (Cascade Books, 2010):

Founded in 1957, the North American Academy of Ecumenists is a scholarly and professional community of those actively involved in making the unity of Christ’s church visible through their teaching, research, ecclesiastic work, and common witness. The goal of the NAAE is to inform, relate, and encourage men and women whose profession or ministry in the church involves them in ecumenical activities and studies. It understands its unique contribution to be providing ecumenists with an open structure for exploring issues too important to be left exclusively to official ecumenical agencies and projects. The NAAE holds annual conferences, is affiliated with the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, and publishes an occasional newsletter, NAAE Links (available online in PDF format). The NAAE has also launched a Facebook page.

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  1. Steven,

    The next meeting of the NAAE will be in Allentown, Pennsylvania, September 23-25. It will be hosted by the Lehigh Valley Conference of Churches. The topic is "Called Together: Identity, Accountability, Hospitality."

    Further details are available at

  2. Thanks for the meeting information, Nicholas--I hope to make it there myself this year.