Tuesday, August 13, 2013

In memoriam: Brother Jeffrey Gros (1938-2013)

Br. Jeffrey Gros, FSC
The death yesterday (August 12) of Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC, an ecumenist who belonged to the Catholic order of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a great loss for the ecumenical movement. Brother Jeffrey became a kind encourager of my own work as a Baptist ecumenical theologian after we served as participants in a small consultation convened at the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute in New York in January 2006 to ponder the factors behind the lack of support for a Second Conference on Faith and Order in North America intended to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1957 Oberlin Conference on Faith and Order. He was a good friend to Baptists and all others who belong to the one church of Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God for his life and work.

A notice of Brother Jeffrey's death appears on the Christian Churches Together web site.

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