CADEIO Institutes for Continuing Formation

Since 1981 CADEIO and the Bishop’s Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs have co-sponsored training and professional development institutes for ecumenical and interreligious officers and others serving the Catholic community in this increasingly important area of concern – diocesan commission members, diocesan education personnel, members of religious communities that have ecumenical/interreligious apostolates. CADEIO Institutes for Continuing Formation are offered:

  • each summer: Beginning Ecumenism Institute
  • every other year: Advanced Ecumenism Institute
  • every other year: Interreligious Leadership

For budgeting purposes, it is our goal to keep the cost of tuition below $1,000 which includes course registration and materials, housing, and meals (travel costs not included).  Transportation to and from the airport will be arranged to be very affordable.

2016 CADEIO Institute for Ecumenical Leadership (Introductory Level)

Sunday evening, May 22 – Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2016 Theological College at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.  Flier

CADEIO and the BCEIA are offering the introductory level Institute for Ecumenical Leadership every year. This year join us from Sunday evening, May 22 through Thursday noon, May 26, 2016. It will be held at the Theological College near Catholic University and the USCCB in Washington, DC.

The Institute will be led by Monsignor John Radano, former staff member of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, and former chair of the Religious Studies Department at Seton Hall University. The faculty includes Father John Crossin, OSFS, who currently serves as the director of Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, USCCB, Fr. Ron Roberson and Dr. Michael Root.

The Institute is open to new ecumenical and interreligious officers, commission members, diocesan leaders, members of religious orders, seminarians, theology students and interested laity. The cost per participant is $ 600 (for those from arch/dioceses that are current with their CADEIO dues). Register On-line here.

 A $100 deposit is required by May 1, 2016.  You may pay your deposit/payment in full on-line or you may send your registration form accompanied by your check to:

  • Fr. Don Rooney, CADEIO President
  • 1009 Stafford Avenue
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
  • frrooney@stmaryfred.org, 703-809-8719

The program will give a solid foundation in church documents in teaching ecumenical leadership and give a thorough understanding of the width and depth of relationships with ecumenical partners and the art of dialogue. Due to its shortened length, it will be concentrated with presentations and will include a reading list of documents which will need to be read in advance.

2016 CADEIO Advanced Institute for Ecumenical Leadership

Sunday evening, June 5 – Thursday afternoon, June 9, 2016\nTheological College at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.  Flier

Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers (formerly NADEO) and the Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs have sponsored leadership training opportunities beginning with the Introductory Institute for Ecumenical Leadership. Aware of the rapidly changing dimensions of ecumenical work, many wish to have further training to include the latest and most significant changes affecting the work of the officers and commission members.

In response to this need,  CADEIO and the BCEIA are once again offering an Advanced Institute for Ecumenical Leadership to be presented from early evening Sunday , June 5 through noon June 9, 2016. It will be held at the Theological College near Catholic University, Washington, DC.

The faculty this time is yet to be determined. The presenters will offer a deeper study of the dialogues and their progress, a closer look at Eastern Churches, share concerns regarding churches not active in the ecumenical movement, and address other current issues and dialogues’ new directions and developments.

This opportunity is open to anyone whose formation has provided a fundamental understanding of ecumenism. The cost for the five-day program will not exceed $ 600 person to those from arch/dioceses that are current with their CADEIO dues). Financial assistance is available to those who apply. Register On-line here.

 A $100 deposit is required by May 15, 2016.  You may pay your deposit/payment in full on-line or you may send your registration form accompanied by your check to:

  • Fr. Don Rooney, CADEIO President
  • 1009 Stafford Avenue
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
  • frrooney@stmaryfred.org, 703-809-8719

PREVIOUS INSTITUTES:

2015 CADEIO Interreligious Leadership Institute

Sunday evening, May 17, 2015 – midday Saturday May 23, 2015\nTrinity Washington University and Catholic University of America, Washington DC  Interreligious Leadership Institute Flier

This year, our Interreligious Institute will survey key Church documents, events, theological and pastoral principles, and current issues in the field and incorporate Catholic University’s Nostra Aetate Conference. Dialogue topics arising from the current state of interreligious conversations and practical pastoral questions will shape the agenda based on the Conference, hopefully adding also opportunities to visit, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu Houses of worship. The Institute will begin Sunday evening, May 17, 2015 and conclude mid-day Saturday, May 23, 2015 and will be held at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. The fee for the Institute, $999 (for those from arch/dioceses that are current with their CADEIO dues), will include registration both for CADEIO as well as the CUA Symposium, room, board, materials and other expenses.

A $100 deposit is required by March 27, 2015.  You may pay your deposit/payment in full on-line or you may send your application accompanied by your check to:

  • Fr. Don Rooney, CADEIO President
  • 1009 Stafford Avenue
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
  • frrooney@stmaryfred.org, 703-809-8719

2015 CADEIO Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute

Sunday evening, July 12 – Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2015 St. Paul College at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.  Flier

CADEIO and the BCEIA are offering the introductory level Institute for Ecumenical Leadership every year. This year join us from Sunday evening, July 12 through Thursday, July 16. It will be held at St. Paul College next door to Catholic University and the USCCB in Washington, DC.

The Institute will be led by Monsignor John Radano, former staff member of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, and former chair of the Relgious Studies Department at Seton Hall University. The faculty includes Father John Crossin, OSFS, who currently serves as the director of Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, USCCB. The Institute is open to new ecumenical and interreligious officers, commission members, diocesan leaders, members of religious orders, seminarians, theology students and interested laity. The cost per participant is $ 650 (for those from arch/dioceses that are current with their CADEIO dues). Register On-line here.

 A $100 deposit is required by May 22, 2015.  You may pay your deposit/payment in full on-line or you may send your application accompanied by your check to:

  • Fr. Don Rooney, CADEIO President
  • 1009 Stafford Avenue
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
  • frrooney@stmaryfred.org, 703-809-8719

The program will give a solid foundation in church documents in teaching ecumenical leadership and give a thorough understanding of the width and depth of relationships with ecumenical partners and the art of dialogue. Due to its shortened length, it will be concentrated with presentations and will include a reading list of documents which will need to be read in advance.

2014 CADEIO Summer Interreligious Leadership Institute

Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2014 – Wednesday noon, July 2, 2014 University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary  Flier

The nine-day interreligious institute will survey key Church documents, events, theological and pastoral principles, and current issues in the field. Major religious traditions of the world, particularly those present in the U.S. today, will be introduced. Dialogue topics arising from the current state of interreligious conversations and practical pastoral questions will shape the agenda according to the needs of the participants. There will also be opportunities to visit Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Baha’i sites. The resource team will be led by Fr. Thomas Baima, S.T.D., and Ms. Judi Longdin, Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The program will include a wide variety of speakers on the many different world religions, and the location near Chicago will allow for site visits and presentations at temples/mosque/synagogue/gurdwara throughout the week in the Chicago area.

2014 CADEIO Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute

Monday evening, July 7 – Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2014 St. Paul College at Catholic University, Washington, D.C.  Flier

In 2014, CADEIO and the BCEIA are beginning to offer the introductory level Institute for Ecumenical Leadership every year. Join us from Monday evening, July 7 through Thursday, July 10. It will be held at St. Paul Collegen next door to Catholic University and the USCCB in Washington, DC. The faculty includes Father John Crossin, OSFS, who currently serves as the director of Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, USCCB. Also presenting will be Monsignor John Radano, former staff member of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, and former chair of the Religious Studies Department at Seton Hall University. The Institute is open to new ecumenical and interreligious officers, commission members, diocesan leaders, members of religious orders, seminarians, theology students and interested laity.

The program will give a solid foundation in church documents in teaching ecumenical leadership and give a thorough understanding of the width and depth of relationships with ecumenical partners and the art of dialogue. Due to its shortened length, it will be concentrated with presentations and will include a reading list of documents which will need to be read in advance.

2013 Summer Institute || Flier

Our Summer Advanced Institute for Ecumenical Leadership will be held July 7-13, 2013 at St. Paul College (near Catholic University) in Washington, DC. The faculty will include Fr. John Crossin, the Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs at the USCCB, Brother Jeffrey Gros, FSC, Rev. Dr. Cecil Robeck, Dr. Michael Root, Fr. Ron Roberson and others. The presenters will offer a deeper study of the dialogues and their progress, a closer look at the Eastern Churches, share concerns regarding churches not active in the ecumenical movement, and address other current issues. This opportunity is open to anyone whose formation has provided a fundamental understanding of ecumenism. The cost for the six-day program will not exceed $1,000 per person, and financial assistance is available to those who apply.