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Baton Rouge, LA 70802

“For He is our peace, who has

made us both one, and has broken

down the dividing wall…”

Ephesians 2:14


What Ecumenism is

and is not

                                 by Catherine Townsend

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updated October, 2009

by Buddy Noel

Ecumenism: How we got to where we are

History in a Power Point Presentation

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Please call 225/344-0134

or email us at lainterchurch@aol.com for more information.

Workshop Goals:

Review History of

Ecumenical Movement

Deepen Understanding

of Ecumenism

Identify Scriptural

Basis for Ecumenism

Create Opportunities

for Cooperative

Ventures in Social Justice

Acquire Practical Suggestions

for Working Together


Sample registration form



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!










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