Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs
The Episcopal Church seeks representatives to serve on ecumenical dialogues and coordinating committees. Representatives can be from the laity or the ordained, and must have experience in ecumenism.
“Engaging other Christians through our ecumenical dialogues and networks is vital work, and one more way of engaging the Jesus Movement and its focus on reconciliation,” said the Rev. Charles K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church.
“We seek representatives with scholarly and practical experience in ecumenical work to serve on the dialogues and coordinating committees,” said the Rev. Margaret Rose, deputy to the presiding bishop for ecumenical and interreligious relations.
The church needs representatives in five areas:
- Anglican–Roman Catholic USA Dialogue Committee
- Lutheran (ELCA)–Episcopal Coordinating Committee
- Moravian–Episcopal Coordinating Committee
- Presbyterian (PCUSA)–Episcopal Dialogue
- United Methodist–Episcopal Dialogue Committee
Episcopal representatives to these bodies will be appointed by Executive Council upon the recommendation of the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies.
The most urgent vacancies are on the committees with Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and United Methodists. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, along with a résumé/CV, to the Rev. Margaret Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next round of the Anglican–Roman Catholic USA Dialogue (ARCUSA) will address “Reconciliation in Holy Scripture and Christian Tradition.” As in previous iterations of ARCUSA, members of the dialogue should possess a PhD or its equivalent, or display scholarly experience in theology and practice, as well as expertise in the subject. (See statements from previous rounds of dialogue.)
The United Methodist–Episcopal Dialogue Committee seeks practitioners and scholars with experience and knowledge of full-communion agreements, as well as particular knowledge of the United Methodist Church. This committee’s goal is full communion in the coming years. It invites those who have skill and experience in local mission and ministry partnerships to apply.
The Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee works to encourage new levels of trust, cooperation, and mission, as well as support existing cooperative ministries, between the two churches. Lutherans and Episcopalians are in the second decade of the Called to Common Mission full-communion agreement.