Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00-2:30 U.S. Eastern
Online via Zoom: 
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Free and open to the public

In April 1944, American ecumenical theorist John Mackay wrote in the inaugural issue of “Theology Today” that the Second World War might prove to be “one of God’s springtimes, albeit one of His terrible springtimes.” Mackay called on readers to tend to the tremendous crises at hand as well as to the opportunity for “house-cleaning” that would accompany the storms and stresses of their time.

Given that we could be facing another such “terrible springtime” today, this webinar asks in what new ways might ecumenism best serve the world in the midst of the great economic, cultural, political and ecological upheavals before us? What might the role be and what are the opportunities and pitfalls of a vision of unity and reconciliation today?

Hosted by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, this webinar features the following distinguished panelists:


Rev. Dr. Dale Irvin: Founding Faculty Member, New School of Biblical Theology; Adjunct Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Georgetown University; Chair, Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network


Dr. Mary Doak: Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego


Dr. Tony Kireopoulos: Associate General Secretary for Faith & Order and Interfaith Relations, National Council of Churches USA