Greetings! CADEIO & USCCB-SEIA News & Updates:

Greetings CADEIO members and friends,

Below you will find several newsworthy items of the past, a reminder of the upcoming deadline for the Summer Ecumenical Leadership Institute, and two very important messages from the USCCB-SEIA: one on Ramadan, and the second one regarding peace in Egypt and the Middle East.

NWCU 2018.  A little over a month ago many of us were together in Silver Spring, Maryland, at the 54th National Workshop on Christian Unity.  With a focus on advocacy and the “dialogue of action” the workshop offered a unique opportunity to give intentional thought to how Christians can and do unite to share the love of God in everyday life for the common good.  For those of you who were not there, I hope you have had the opportunity to read the texts of the talks given by Bishop Joseph Bambera, Chair of the USCCB-SEIA, and Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, Chief Executive Officer Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation.  These were emailed to all CADEIO members several weeks ago.  Thank you, Bishop Bambera and Fr. Rosica, for inspiring a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm for the ecumenical and interreligious work we do out of love for God, others, and the Church!      Mark your calendars for the April 1-4, 2019 NWCU in St. Louis, Missouri.  Feedback/suggestions are welcome for planning the 2019 workshop. Please send suggestions to skrehotj@stthom.edu.

2018 Fitzgerald Award Recipient.  Ms. Judi Longdin was named the 2018 recipient of the Fitzgerald Award! Recently retired, Judi served as the Director of the Office of Ecumenical & Interfaith Concerns at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1993 until her retirement.  Judi has also been a long-standing member of CADEIO, and among serving in many initiatives and dialogues over the years, Judi held the position of chair of the Faiths in the World Committee and taught in the Interreligious Summer Institute.  Congratulations, Judi, and thank you for your years of service!

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: A Message for Ramadan.  Fr. Al Baca, Executive Director of the USCCB-SEIA, asked me to pass along to you a letter and the document, Christians and Muslims:  From Competition to Collaboration, sent from Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, in which he conveys the annual message of the PCID for Ramadan. You may access the letter and document here: Pierre to DiNardo Message for Ramadan 2018 5776-18 05182018.

USCCB-SEIA Statements on peace in Egypt and the Middle East. On the USCCB-SEIA webpage you will find the following, important statements:  “President of USCCB along with other Christian Leaders Expresses Solidarity with Patriarchs Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and sends letter of concern to Prime Minister and Mayor.”  Read letter to Patriarchs and Heads of ChurchesRead letter to Prime Mininster Netanyahu and Mayor Barkat.  BCEIA Chairman Calls for Prayers for Coptic Christians After Attacks.  “I ask Catholics and men and women of faith and good will to pray for peace in Egypt and the Middle East and for all victims of religious and political hatred. I especially ask Catholics to renew their support, love and prayers for our Coptic brethren who are enduring martyrdom for the sake of Christ. May all continue to receive from heaven the grace to witness to what is good and noble in the human spirit, recovery for all those who have been injured, and eternal rest for those who have died.” Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Diocese of Scranton, PA, Chair, Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.  Read the text of the full statement.  USCCB-SEIA

2018 Summer Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute.  The June 1st deadline to register for the 2018 Summer Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute is approaching.  If you are interested in attending and have not registered, please do so now!  Link to registration: 2018 Summer Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute.

Thank you for the work you do, and I hope each of you have a wonderful summer!

In the peace of Christ,

Jan Skrehot, President, CADEIO

Registration for 2018 Summer Ecumenical Leadership Institute is now Open!

Our Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute will be held July 23-27 at Theological College next door to the USCCB offices in Washington DC (across the street from Catholic University).  The purpose of this Institute is to help newly-appointed Ecumenical Officers and arch/diocesan commission members, diocesan leaders, members of religious orders, seminarians, theology students and interested laity, (anyone, really who could benefit from the information – people in ministry of any kind) get acquainted with the ecumenical spirit and documents of the Church in relationship with other Christian communities.  We will begin Monday night and end Thursday at noon.  The cost will be $600 for those from dioceses which are current with their CADEIO Association dues, $ 800 for all others. The deadline for registration for the Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute is Friday, June 1, 2018.

Online Registration

Paper Registration Form

Since 1981, the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers and the Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs have sponsored three-year cycle of leadership training opportunities, beginning with this Introductory Institute for Ecumenical Leadership. Aware of the rapidly changing dimensions of ecumenical work, Ecumenical Officers and others involved in the work of Christian unity need ongoing training to include the latest and most significant developments affecting their work.

For further information, or to send your application accompanied by a $100 deposit (must be submitted by June 1, 2018, please),

contact:

Mr. Rick Caporali, CADEIO Treasurer
at 703-451-8576, email rcaporali@stbernpar.org
7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Notice of Upcoming CADEIO Deadlines, NWCU Registration, & Dates for the Centro Pro Unione Summer Study & the July 23-27, 2018 CADEIO Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute

Greetings CADEIO members!  I hope your Lenten journey is one filled with opportunities of purification and grace as you journey toward Easter and the joy of encountering the Risen Christ!

I am writing to remind you of upcoming CADEIO report deadlines, NWCU Priority/Group Rate Hotel Registration, and dates for the Centro Pro Unione Summer Study & the July 23-27, 2018 CADEIO  Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute.  I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities for formation.  Click this link to access information about all deadlines and events.

Thank you for all you do in service to God and the Church.

In the peace of Christ,  Jan