Conference Registration Now Open
Register now for the Boston 2017 Conference at the Conners Center, Dover MA, September 22-24. Registration and lodging are separate items in the website store. Registration includes meals, and lodging choices are either with private or hallway bath.
Because of a generous grant from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, significant discounts are available. Discounts are applied at checkout. Please enter in the appropriate discount code for which you are eligible.
The status codes are: Regular, Special, Student, or Unity (for non-members).
Special members status is for those with constrained income (religious, retirees, unemployed). Students status is for those in an ATS accredited degree program.
After choosing your items, please go to the checkout on the left panel to complete your transaction.
We are working out shuttle transportation between Logan Airport and the Conners Center. Watch for additional information over the summer.
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.
Following our excellent 2016 meeting on the theme “Commemorating the Reformation” at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, The North American Academy of Ecumenists is looking forward to an equally stimulating and rewarding gathering 22 – 24 September 2017 in Boston.
Our theme for 2017 will be “Worship in Ecumenical Contexts: A Once and Future Vision – What Have We Learned? What are our Limits – and Future Possibilities?” Why this theme, and why today? Worship is a touchstone of the ecumenical movement.
2017 Boston Conference
We are gathering an exceptional group of speakers including Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox leaders in the field of worship at international, regional and local levels: John Baldovin, Gordon Lathrop, Paul Meyendorff, William Petersen, and Karen Westerfield Tucker. In addition a panel will explore the local worship scene within the dynamic and creative ecumenical situation in Boston – where a Week of Prayer celebration in January, 2017 brought together no fewer than 800(!) participants, church leaders and members alike.
Our Response to “The Church”
The North American Academy of Ecumenists (NAAE) met at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, for its annual conference on 25-27 September 2015. The theme of the conference was “Crafting our Response” to the World Council of Churches’ Faith and Order Paper number 214, The Church: Towards a Common Vision (TCTCV). The paper, proposing a common ecumenical ecclesiology, was published in March 2013 for study and comment by churches and other bodies.