From the March, 2002 issue of Touchstone
Faith & Order, Act II by Thomas C. Oden

Faith & Order, Act II

Notre Dame Conference Plans New Faith & Order Effort

by Thomas C. Oden

One hundred twenty theologians and church leaders met October 7–9, 2001, at Notre Dame to consider a second North American Conference on Faith and Order. (The first North American Faith and Order conference was held in 1957.) According to the final report of the Notre Dame conference, today the ecumenical movement is “imperiled by ineffective institutions, outmoded methodologies, and above all, by an unclear vision and a weakness of faith.” The participants approved a Faith and Order Conference to meet in 2004–2005.

William G. Rusch, former executive director of Faith and Order of the National Council of Churches (NCC), resigned from the NCC last summer. He then formed the Foundation for a Conference on Fait . . .


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