All leaders interested in ecumenism and interreligious engagement should make arrangements and register for the 2018 National Workshop on Christian Unity. It is scheduled for April 16-19 at the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
This year's program will have leadership from several denominations, including Bishop Ken Carter and GBCS's Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe. Other leaders will include the presidents of both the U.S. National Council of Churches and the Canadian Council of Churches. There will be opportunities to work on and learn about current ecumenical and interreligious issues, include further steps toward communion, advocacy, ministry to refugees and civil debate. There are also opportunities for excursions to sites in Washington, D.C.
United Methodists will join together on the Monday of the week to talk together specifically about how we engage with our neighbors from other religions. We are also sponsoring the opening worship service and will participate in one of the morning Eucharist services. (A limited number of scholarships are available to first-time attenders and seminarians. Request the application through firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Finally, this year's workshop is also timed to allow you to attend some or all of the Ecumenical Advocacy Days events in D.C. as well. Further information is available on the NWCU website.
To register and reserve your room, go to www.nwcu.org.