Webinar on international Methodist-Catholic bilateral dialogue

06 November 2020


The Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome is hosting a special 1-hour webinar on Thursday, 10 December on the international Methodist-Catholic bilateral dialogue. The webinar will begin at 17:30 Rome time (+1 UTC).

In this webinar entitled “God in Christ Reconciling: Methodist and Catholic Understandings of Reconciliation,” the webinar will explore the recent work of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission. The commission has been engaged in intentional study and dialogue since 2017 on the theme of reconciliation and the unity of the church. The commission is projected to publish a comprehensive report on reconciliation in summer 2021. The 10 December webinar will focus on the commission’s dialogue process, how reconciliation relates to the trajectory of international Methodist-Catholic dialogue, Methodist and Catholic understandings of reconciliation, and discoveries made during the dialogue process.

The main speakers are Bishop John Sherrington and the Reverend David Chapman, respectively the Catholic and Methodist co-chairs of the commission. Bishop John Sherrington is the auxiliary bishop of Westminster in the Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. David Chapman is the chair of the Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District in the Methodist Church of Great Britain. The Reverend Matthew A. Laferty, director of the Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome, will moderate the webinar.

To learn more about the webinar, visit the MEOR website at www.meorome.org. Email the MEOR administrator at office@meorome.org to receive the Zoom link for the webinar.