Wednesday, November 28, 2012

City a Desert - Huffington Ecumenical Institute

Part I and II of "The City a Desert: Urban Spirituality Today" from the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola Marymount University.
Moderator: Dr. Barbara Rico, Loyola Marymount University
Speakers: Fr. Meletios Webber, Orthodox Church in America; Fr. Columba Stewart, St. John's Abbey, St. John's University
Respondent: Dr. Douglas Burton-Christie, Loyola Marymount University

Click here for all Past Events. (To see the papers and videos of them click on the hyperlink for the event.)

A sampling of events are below:
Pan-Orthodoxy in North America

War and Peace: An Orthodox-Catholic Conversation

Mary, Mother of God

At the impetus of significant gifts from Michael Huffington and the Archangel Michael Foundation, Loyola Marymount University has established a unique institute to foster dialogue and exchange, especially between the Catholic and Orthodox communities. The location of our university in the religiously and culturally diverse metropolis of Los Angeles provides many opportunities to reach Catholic and Orthodox communities, both local and international, and to foster first-hand ecumenical and intercultural experiences.

The Huffington Ecumenical Institute follows the pioneering work of Patriarchs and Popes during the last forty years in rapprochement between the Churches of Constantinople and Rome. The goals of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute are:
- to promote the unity of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches
- to provide opportunities for fraternal encounters between these two faith communities
- to provide resources and forums for reflective and frank ecumenical discussion and dialogue at local, regional, national and international levels
- to foster ecclesial and academic interest and leadership in constructive ecumenism
- to build a leading collection of library resources in the areas of ecumenism and Orthodox theology

Current activities of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute include the Huffington Symposium, which invites preeminent scholars to give addresses on significant ecumenical issues. Our future plans include strengthening our service to the Catholic and canonical Orthodox Churches of all jurisdictions throughout the region, enriching the holdings of the Loyola Marymount University library in the areas of ecumenism and Orthodox theology, and publishing the proceedings of the Huffington Symposia. We are also actively seeking to develop practical links with Orthodox seminaries within the United States to foster the exchange of students and scholars, and to expand the international role of the Institute.

Related posts:
East - West Dialog

Orientale Lumen Conferences
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