As of October, 2009, the LIC Task Force on Education/Formation has held four Ecumenical Orientation Conferences titled Breaking Down Walls (Numbers: I, II, III, IV and V). These conferences have been held at various locations around the state, prior to our semi-annual board meetings.
The next workshop is tentatively scheduled to be held in Monroe on February 28th and March 1st of 2010.
A few scenes from the first Ecumenical Orientation Conference the Task Force hosted:
"Breaking Down Walls"
Hugh Straub - Part of Panel titled: "How it works: What can we do together?"
Search for Church Unity Comes to New Orleans
Two dozen Christian clergy and members of the laity gathered in New Orleans September 16-17 for the 2007 Ecumenical Formation Conference, “Breaking Down Walls.” The conference was the first in a series of efforts sponsored by Louisiana Interchurch Conference to foster interest and participation in the movement for unity among Christians. Participants had the opportunity to review a history of the ecumenical movement, identify a scriptural basis for ecumenism, and acquire practical suggestions for working together in projects of social justice.
Fannie Reddix (on right) said: " I have been enlightened this weekend during the workshop. This kind of activity needs to be expanded."
A few more of our workshop participants.
workshop photos courtesy of Fr. Dan Krutz
We received a lot of other positive commentaries as well as ideas on how to improve future workshops. We appreciate the feedback!