Ecumenical Academy to Discuss Ethics at Annual Conference

A U.S.-based community of ecumenists will be exploring "The Ethical Horizon From an Ecumenical Perspective" at its annual conference starting tomorrow.

"Ethical issues increasingly dominate discussions within Christian traditions and in society at large," the North American Academy of Ecumenists' website reads. "These discussions might benefit from an ecumenical perspective."

"Our hope is that we might even build a positive platform for future discussions," it continues.

A lineup of seminary professors, authors and writers will lead the speaking engagements, including Michael Root of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Timothy Sedgwick of Virginia Theological Seminary, Stanley Harakas of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, John W. Crossin of Washington Theological Seminary, editor-in-chief of Jesuit Weekly Drew Christiansen, S.J., and author Kristin Largen.

Founded in 1957, the North American Academy of Ecumenists exists to inform, relate and encourage men and women whose profession or ministry in the church involves them in ecumenical activities and studies. Led by a board of 21 members, the Academy's membership includes ecumenically active clergy and laity as well as professors and students.

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