The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910 – A Context for Review

October 5, 2020

Earlier appeared in Mission Focus Annual Review, vol. 18, 2010, 100-23 Appears here by permission. Writers about historic times choose contexts for reflecting on events. In addition to presenting details of the missionary gathering of a century ago, this article focuses several aspects of Commission IV. Among eight Commissions, the fourth focused “The Missionary Message […]

Different Drummers

September 29, 2020

Script Writer – Dorothy Yoder NyceIllustrator – Victoria Solomon For each of the segments of conversation Ms. Solomon had created an ink drawing to illustrate discussion. Project – Segment of Ecumenical Grant for 2001, with Eighth St. Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana; Made possible through a Worship Renewal GrantFrom Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, […]

Goshen’s Diversity Day Religious Options

September 23, 2020

For a number of years, a well-attended Diversity Day—with crafts, music groups, foods, religions, etc.—marked a Saturday in Goshen, IN. My booth focused on interreligious information/hand-outs.Brochure distributed on Diversity Day to inform about religions and increased Hispanic population in town.“There will be peace on earth when there is peace between religions”—Hans Kung What if: your […]

Ecumenical Experience – India

September 20, 2020

Mennonite World Fellowship Sunday – Jan. 24, 1999 Reporting on Ecumenical in India – 8th St. Mennonite Church, Goshen How do Mennonites practice openness toward other Christians? The term ecumenical means “to make visible the unity we have in Christ.” Unity does not mean absence of conflict. Speaking and acting together, churches worldwide confront evil […]

Memories Ecumenical and Interreligious

September 10, 2020

My interest in ecumenical unity and interreligious plurality grew a great deal when I first lived in India from 1962-65. Further assignments in that diverse land added anecdotes to memories. These in turn build on foundations, one expressed on a poster of Hans Kung’s quote in eighteen languages, “There will be peace on earth when […]

Ecumenical Conferences

Source of ideas: Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement N Lossky, J Miguez, J M Bonino, J Pobee, T Stransky, G. Wainwright, P Webb, editors, Geneva, Switzerland: WCC, 1997. This listing highlights thirty-six major conferences, not including the World Council of Churches Assemblies between 1910 and 1990. Most conferences were planned by organizations like: International Missionary […]