M – RC

FIRST SERIES (1967-1971)

MEETINGS:

1. October 15-19, 1967 – Ariccia, Italy

Mutual Presentations; Sanctification; Practical Cooperation

2. August 31 – September 4, 1968 – London, England

Eucharist; Authority

3. September 15-19, 1969 – Rabat, Malta

Ministry; The Church in the Contemporary World

4. August 24-28, 1970 – Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA

Christian Home and Family” – DENVER REPORT (1971) – REPORT — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Bishop Odd Hagen, Stockholm, Sweden (1967-69) (M)
Bishop William R. Cannon, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA (1970) ( M)
Most Rev. John Murphy, Archbishop of Cardiff, Wales (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Lee F. Tuttle, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Canon William A. Purdy, Vatican (RC)

SECOND SERIES (1972-1976)

MEETINGS:

1. December 10-14, 1972 – Rome, Italy

Reorganizing and Planning

2. October 1-5, 1973 – Reuti-Hasliberg, Switzerland

Common Witness and Salvation Today, with Special Reference to the Bangkok Conference

3. September 30 – October 3, 1974 – Venice, Italy

Evangelization, with Special Reference to the RC Episcopal Synod in Rome; Prevenient Grace, Conversion, Salvation Today; Spirituality; Eucharist; Mixed Marriages; Methodist Involvement in Church Union Plans

4. September 8-12 1975 – Bristol, England

Common witness and salvation: Eucharist, ministry and spirituality

DUBLIN REPORT (1976):GROWTH IN UNDERSTANDING” – REPORT — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Bishop William R. Cannon, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M)
Rt. Rev. Michael Bowen, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, England (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Lee F. Tuttle, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Canon William A. Purdy, Vatican (RC)

THIRD SERIES (1977-1981)

MEETINGS:

1. October 3-6, 1977 – Bad Soden, West Germany

Reorganizing and Planning

2. January 28 – February 1, 1979 – Rome, Italy

Doctrine and Person of the Holy Spirit

3. November 26-30, 1979 – St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, USA

Holy Spirit

4. December 2-7, 1980 Rome, Italy

Authority, Moral Decisions, Marriage” – HONOLULU REPORT (1981) – REPORT — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Bishop William R. Cannon, Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M)
Rt. Rev. J. Francis Stafford, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, Maryland, USA (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Joe Hale, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Canon William A. Purdy, Vatican (RC)

FOURTH SERIES (1982-1986)

MEETINGS:

1. October 17-22, 1982 – Reuti-Hasliberg, Switzerland

Reorganization and Planning. Sign and Sacrament; Church and Sacrament; The Word and the Church; The Local Church

2. October 28- November 4, 1983 – Milan, Italy

The Nature and Structures of the Church

3. October 26 – November 2, 1984 – Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA

Leadership in the Church; Quest for Christian Unity

4. October 25 – November 1, 1985 – Venice, Italy

Role of Leadership in the Church“ – NAIROBI REPORT (1986): “TOWARDS A STATEMENT ON THE CHURCH” – REPORT — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Bishop William R. Cannon, Bishop of Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M)
Most. Rev. J. Francis Stafford, Bishop of Memphis, Tennessee, USA (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Joe Hale, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Msgr. Richard Stewart, Vatican (1982-84) (RC)
Rev. Kevin McDonald, Vatican (1985-1986) (RC)

FIFTH SERIES (1986-1991)

MEETINGS:

1. February 15-20, 1988 – Lisbon, Portugal

Apostolic Teaching, Transmission and Reception

2. February 6-11, 1989 – Venice, Italy

Apostolic Tradition: Its Teaching, Transmission and Reception; Ministry and Ministries Serving within the Apostolic Tradition

3. February 7-13, 1990 – Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA

Apostolic Tradition: Its Teaching, Transmission and Reception; Ministry and Ministries Serving within the Apostolic Tradition

4. April 10-16, 1991 – Paris, France

Apostolic Tradition: Its Teaching, Transmission and Reception; Ministry and Ministries Serving within the Apostolic Tradition” – SINGAPORE REPORT (1991):THE APOSTOLIC TRADITION” – REPORT — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Rev. Prof. Geoffrey Wainwright, Durham, North Carolina, USA (M)
Most Rev. James W. Malone, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USA (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Joe Hale, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Msgr. Kevin McDonald, Vatican (RC)

SIXTH SERIES (1992-1996)

MEETINGS:

1. October 25-31, 1992 – Vienna, Austria

Reorganization and Planning

2. October 16-23, 1993 – Venice, Italy

Revelation and Faith, Doctrine, Mission and Sacramental Life

3. November 5-12, 1994 – Savannah, Georgia, USA

Revelation and Faith, Doctrine, Mission and Sacramental Life

4. October 20-27, 1995 – Baar, Switzerland

Revelation and Faith, Doctrine, Mission and Sacramental Life” – RIO DE JANEIRO REPORT (1996):THE WORD OF LIFE. A STATEMENT ON REVELATION AND FAITH” – REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Rev. Prof. Geoffrey Wainwright, Durham, North Carolina, USA (M)
Most Rev. James W. Malone, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, USA (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Joe Hale, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Msgr. Kevin McDonald, Vatican (1992-93) (RC)
Rev. Timothy Galligan, Vatican (1993-96 ) (RC)

SEVENTH SERIES (1997-2000)

1. November 9-15, 1997 – Venice, Italy

Teaching Authority and Discernment in the Church

2 October 23-30, 1998 – Paris, France

Teaching Authority and Discernment in the Church

3. October 22-29, 1999 – Jerusalem, Israel

Teaching Authority and Discernment in the Church

4. October 20-27, 2000 – St Simon’s Island, Georgia, USA

Teaching Authority and Discernment in the Church. Completion of Report for presentation at 2001 World Methodist Conference” – BRIGHTON REPORT (2001):SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE: TEACHING AUTHORITY AMONG CATHOLICS AND METHODISTS” – REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Rev. Prof. Geoffrey Wainwright, Durham, North Carolina, USA (M)
Rt. Rev. Michael E. Putney, Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, Australia (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Joe Hale, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Msgr Timothy Galligan, Vatican (RC)

EIGHTH SERIES (2002-2006)

1. October 25 – November 1, 2002 – Klingenthal, France

How Catholics and Methodists see and interpret each other ecclesially

2. October 24-31, 2003 – York, England

How Catholics and Methodists see and interpret each other ecclesially

3. October 22-29, 2004 – Krakow, Poland

To what extent can Methodists and Catholics have a common understanding of the Church; How can each recognize in the other the Church of Jesus Christ; Signaling areas where each sees the other as lacking and potentially gaining from an ‘exchange of gifts’

4. October 21-28, 2005 – Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria

Work on report on the Nature of the Church” – SEOUL REPORT (2006): THE GRACE GIVEN YOU IN
CHRIST: CATHOLICS AND METHODISTS REFLECT FURTHER ON THE CHURCH – REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

* July 23, 2006 – Seoul, South Korea

Official Common Affirmation signed by Representatives of the Catholic Church, the Lutheran World
Federation and the World Methodist Council – OFFICIAL COMMON AFFIRMATION Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Rev. Prof. Geoffrey Wainwright, Durham, North Carolina, USA (M)
Rt. Rev. Michael E. Putney, Bishop of Townsville, Australia (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. George Freeman, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Msgr. Mark Langham, Vatican (RC)

NINTH SERIES (2007-2011)

1. October 26 – November 2, 2007 – Bose, Italy

Work begins of church and sacraments and synthesis report of the history of the dialogue

2. October 31 – November 7, 2008 – Dublin, Ireland

Work continued on the theme of sacramentality looking at Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry in the light of the Paschal Mystery. The meeting also examined a draft of the synthesis document

3. November 13-20, 2009 – Boston, Massachusetts

Draft chapters for the proposed document: Encountering Christ the Saviour: Church and Sacraments,
were presented and revised. Work continued on the synthesis document

** Easter 2010

SYNTHESIS. TOGETHER TO HOLINESS. 40 YEARS OF METHODIST AND ROMAN CATHOLIC DIALOGUE Full-Text

4. October 29 – November 5, 2010 – Fulda, Germany

Work continued to finalise the text of ‘Encountering Christ the Saviour: Church and Sacraments’
DURBAN REPORT (2014): ENCOUNTERING CHRIST THE SAVIOUR: CHURCH AND SACRAMENTS – REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Rev. Prof. Geoffrey Wainwright, Durham, North Carolina, USA (M)
Rt. Rev. Michael E. Putney, Bishop of Townsville, Australia (RC)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. George Freeman, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA (M)
Msgr. Mark Langham, Vatican (RC)

TENTH SERIES (2012-2017)

1. October 12-19, 2012 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Work begins on the themes ‘Common Call to Holiness’; means of holiness; traditions of holiness; holy living and the communion of saints

2. October 2013 – Norcross, Georgia

Work continued on the theme of holiness in relation to Christian eschatology, anthropology, grace and social justice

3. October 10-17, 2014 – Assisi, Italy

Work continued on the theme of holiness and a schema was agreed for a document with the proposed title, ‘The Call to Holiness: Through Grace to Glory’

4. March 16-20, 2015 – Boston, Massachusetts

A drafting group met to collate and edit draft chapters received from members of the commission

5. October 9-15, 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The commission worked on the proposed draft of ‘The Call to Holiness: from Glory to Glory’

6. February 7-11, 2016 – Rome, Italy

Finalizing the Report,HOUSTON REPORT (2017):THE CALL TO HOLINESS: FROM GLORY TO GLORY” – REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRS:

Rev. Dr. David M. Chapman, UK (M)
Rt. Rev. Michael E. Putney, Bishop of Townsville, Australia (RC) (2012)
Rt. Rev. Donald Bolen, Archbishop of Regina, Canada (RC) (from 2013)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Karen Westerfield-Tucker, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (M)
Rev. Anthony Curer, Vatican (RC)

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