The Academy

We invite you to participate with us in the realizing the gift of unity with which Jesus Christ establishes the church and by which the Holy Spirit sustains it. The annual conference is open to all who are interested and involved in ecumenical work.


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Burbank Conference

We invite you to register now for the North American Academy of Ecumenists annual conference to be held September 26-28, 2014 in Burbank, CA, jointly sponsored with the Southern California Ecumenical Council’s Faith and Order Commission. The focus of the conference is the World Council of Churches convergence document The Church: Towards a Common Vision.

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President’s Column

It is truly an exciting time for ecumenists again. We see a resurgence of hope and enthusiasm with fresh winds of the Spirit blowing in the papacy. The maturing of various Protestant bilateral relationships is bringing about deepening mission and creative joint ministries. Renewed conversations are taking place between the Orthodox and Catholicism.

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Conference Schedule


FRIDAY, September 26, 2014

2:00 p.m. Pre-Event Tour Departure from Hampton Inn for tour of Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic Cathedral

4:30 p.m. Opening Ecumenical Prayer Service—Fr. Alexei Smith (at the Cathedral of St. Leon, Burbank)


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