Conference Registration

Register between March 1 and August 29 for the Washington, D.C. 2018 Conference at the Crystal City Hilton, September 28-30. Registration and lodging are separate items. Lodging registration may be accessed at http://bit.ly/naaedca18

For conference registration, see panel of options to the left of this website. The status codes are: Regular, Special, Student, or Unity (for non-members). You may also click here: https://naae.net/site/products-page/conferences.

Special member’s status is for those with constrained income (religious, retirees, unemployed). Students status is for those in an ATS accredited degree program.

If you are a board member and planning to attend the board retreat (Thursday the 27th-Friday noon the 29th), you will need to register for one additional night. This option should be available by March 1 on the hotel registration website.

Crystal City Hilton is located adjacent to Washington Reagan National Airport, with ground transportation available. Watch for additional information over the summer.

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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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President’s Column

While ecumenical relationships are built in the experience of dialog (“faith and order”), and in practical ministry in the world (“life and work”), they are also sustained over time in congregations where two or more traditions gather under one roof for worship, spiritual growth, and mutual ministry. These “ecumenical shared ministries” (ESMs) are found across Canada and the U.S. and feature denominational full-communion relationships born of decades worth of theological dialog at national and international levels. They bridge Catholic and Protestant divides, even “magisterial” and “radical” branches of the Reformation. That is, they live daily with the questions generated by the ecumenical movement’s faith and order and life and work branches! How do they do it?

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2018 Arlington “Living Unity: Ecumenical Shared Ministries”

We will explore these questions during the 2018 NAAE Conference, “Living Unity: Ecumenical Shared Ministries” to be held September 28-30, 2018, at the Crystal City Hilton Hotel in Arlington. This year’s speakers include:

  • Rev. Dr. Tom Ryan, CSP, Paulist Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Boston, MA
  • Dr. Gerard Mannion, Department of Theology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Rev. Dr. Sandra Beardsall, Professor of Church History and Ecumenics, St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, SK
  • Dr. Mitzi Budde, Head Librarian and Professor, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA
  • Rev. Dr. William McDonald, Professor of Religion, Tennessee Wesleyan University, Athens, TN

In addition, there will be a panel of representatives from ecumenical congregations who will share their stories about living and doing ministry together in their local contexts.

2018 Schedule