Sponsors
  • Pentecostal leaders and participants in the charismatic movement in the Protestant and Anglican churches
  • Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity formerly Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity [ http://www.christianunity.va ]

Pe – RC

PREPARATORY MEETINGS:
September 2-3, 1970 – Rome, Italy
June 22-23, 1971 – Rome, Italy

 

FIRST PHASE (1972-1976)

Understanding of Both Traditions in Their Confessional Identities

MEETINGS:

 

1. June 20-24, 1972 – Horgen / Zürich, Switzerland

Fulness of Life in the Holy Spirit and the Meaning of “Baptism in the Holy Spirit”; Pentecostal Spirituality

2. June 18-22, 1973 – Rome, Italy

Historical background of the Pentecostal Movement; the relation to Baptism in the Holy Spirit to the Rite of Christian Initiation; the Role of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts in the Mystical Tradition

3. June 10-14, 1974 – Schloss Craheim, Wetzhausen, Germany

The Relation of the Action of the Holy Spirit to Church Structures; Water Baptism, Adult and Infant Baptism; Hermeneutical Questions Concerning ‘Believers’ Baptism’

4. May 20-26, 1975 – Venice, Italy

Psychological and Sociological Dimensions of the Pentecostal Movement. Prayer and Worship; Discernment of Spirits

5. May 26-29, 1976 – Rome, Italy

Prayer and Praise. Evaluation of the Dialogue. Suggestions for the Future” — FINAL REPORT — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Dr. David du Plessis, Oakland, California USA (Pentecostal)
Rev. Killian Mc Donnell, osb, Collegeville, Minnesota USA (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. John Mc Ternan, President, International Evangelical Church, Rome, Italy (Evangelical)
Rev. W. Robert McAlister, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Pentecostal)
Rev. Basil Meeking, Vatican City (Catholic)

 

SECOND PHASE (1977-1982)

Understanding of Both Traditions in Their Confessional Identities

MEETINGS:

 

6. October 3-7, 1977 – Rome, Italy

Speaking in Tongues as a Characteristic Aspect of Experience in the Pentecostal Movement; Relationship between Faith and Experience

October 16-20, 1978 – Rome, Italy — postponed due to death of Pope John Paul I

7. October 8-12, 1979 – Rome, Italy

The Ministry of Healing in the Church; The Meaning and Interpretation of the Scriptures

8. October 12-18, 1980 – Venice, Italy

Divine Revelation and the Nature of Tradition and Traditions in the Mystery of the Church

9. October 4-10, 1981 – Vienna, Austria

Mariology in relation to Christology; Nature of Ministry

10. October 25-29, 1982 – Collegeville, Minnesota, USA

Ministry” — Drafting of FINAL REPORT — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Dr. David du Plessis, Oakland, California USA (Pentecostal)
Rev. Pierre Duprey, M. Afr., Vatican City (1977-1978) (Catholic)
Rev. Killian Mc Donnell, osb, Collegeville, Minnesota USA (1979-1982) (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. W. Robert McAlister, New Life Pentecostal Church (1977-1979) (Pentecostal)
Rev. William Cormichael (1980-1982) (Pentecostal)
Rev. Basil Meeking, Vatican City (1977-1979) (Catholic)
Rev. Jerome Vereb, cp, Vatican City (1980-1982) (Catholic)

 

THIRD PHASE (1985-1989)

Perspectives on Koinonia

MEETINGS:

 

11. May 21-26, 1985 – Riano, Italy

Communion of Saints

12. May 24-30, 1986 – Sierra Madre, California USA

The Holy Spirit and the New Testament Vision of Koinonia

13. August 1-8, 1987 – Venice, Italy

Koinonia, Church and Sacraments

14. August 20-27, 1988 – Emmetten, Switzerland

Koinonia and Baptism

15. September 2-9, 1989 – Rome, Italy

Notion of Koinonia” —Drafting of Final Report

July 1990: Sub-committee

Finishing of “Perspectives on Koinonia” – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. David J. du Plessis, co-moderator emeritus (1985-1987) (Classical Pentecostal)
Rev. Justus du Plessis, Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa, Faerie Glen, SA (Pentecostal)
Rev. Killian McDonnell, osb, Collegeville, Minnesota USA (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Dr. Jerry L. Sandidge, Assemblies of God, Springfield, Missouri USA (Pentecostal)
Msgr. John A. Radano, Vatican City (Catholic)

 

FOURTH PHASE (1990-1997)

Evangelization, Proselytism and Common Witness

MEETINGS:

 

16. July 14-20, 1990 – Emmetten, Switzerland

Historical Perspectives on Evangelization

17. July 14-21, 1991 – Venice, Italy

Biblical and Systematical Foundations of Evangelization

18. July 18-25, 1992 – Rocca di Papa, Italy

Evangelization and Culture

19. July 24-31, 1993 – Paris, France

Evangelization and Social Justice

20. July 23-30, 1994 – Kappel am Albis, Switzerland

Evangelization, Common Witness and Proselytism

21. July 15-22, 1995 – Brixen, Italy

Ways to Witness to the Gospel Together in the Future

22. July 13-20, 1996 – Brixen, Italy

“Evangelization” Drafting of Final report

June 1997 – Rome, Italy

Drafting of “Evangelization, Proselytism and Common Witness” – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Justus du Plessis, Apostolic Faith Mission, Faerie Glen, SA (1990-1992; emeritus 1992-1997) (Pentecostal)
Rev. Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Assemblies of God, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena,
California USA (1992-1997) (Pentecostal)
Rev. Killian McDonnell, osb, Collegeville, Minnesota USA (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Dr. Jerry L. Sandidge, Assemblies of God, Springfield, Missouri USA (1990-1992) (Pentecostal)
Rev. Ronald Kydd, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, Keene, Ontario, Canada (1992-1997) (Pentecostal)
Rev. Heinz-Albert Raem, Vatican City (1990-1996) (Catholic)
Rev. Juan Usma Gómez, Vatican City (1997) (Catholic)

 

FIFTH PHASE (1998-2006)

Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Spirit

MEETING:

 

23. June 23-30, 1998 – Bolton, Ontario, Canada

The Process of Becoming a Christian

24. July 23-30, 1999 – Venice, Italy

Faith and Christian Initiation: Biblical and Patristic Perspectives

25. July 7-14, 2000 – Vienna, Austria

Conversion and Christian Initiation: Patristic and Biblical Perspectives

26. June 30-July 7, 2001 – Celje, Slovenia

Christian Experience in Community: Biblical and Patristic Perspectives

27. July 12-19, 2002 – Sierra Madre, California USA

Christian Formation and Discipleship: Biblical and Patristic Perspectives

28. July 15-22, 2003 – Rottenburg, Germany

Faith Conversion, Discipleship and Christian Formation; Baptism in the Holy Spirit; Work on the report of the Dialogue

29. June 25-July 1, 2004 – Torhout, Belgium

Working Session on “On Becoming a Christan: Insights from Scripture and the Patristic Writings with Some Contemporary Reflections” – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text
COMMENT — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Assemblies of God, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California USA (Pentecostal)
Msgr. John A. Radano, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Ronald Kydd, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, Keene, Ontario, Canada (1998) (Pentecostal)
Rev. Cheryll Bridges (1999) (Pentecostal)
Rev. Steve Overman, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, International
Faith Center, Eugene, Oregon USA (2000-2006) (Pentecostal)
Msgr. Juan Usma Gómez, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City (1998-2006 ) (Catholic)

 

SIXTH PHASE (2011-2015)

Charisms in the Church: Their Spiritual Significance, Discernment, and Pastoral Implications

MEETING:

 

30. June 10-16, 2011 – Rome, Italy

Charisms in the Church: Our Common Ground

31. June 28-July 5, 2012 – Helsinki, Finland

Charisms in the Church: Discernment

32. July 13-19, 2013 – Baltimore, Maryland USA

Charisms in the Church: Healing

33. July 11-18, 2014 – Sierra Madre, California USA

Charisms in the Church: Prophecy

34. July 10-17, 2015 – Rome, Italy

Working Session on “‘Do Not Quench the Spirit’: Charisms in the Life and Mission of the Church” – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text
COMMENT — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Assemblies of God, Pasadena, California USA (Pentecostal)
Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina USA (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. David Cole, Open Bible Churches (Pentecostal)
Msgr. Juan Usma Gómez, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City (Catholic)

 

SEVENTH PHASE (2018-2022)

“lex orandi, lex credendi” (“Praying, Believing”)

MEETING:

 

35. July 12-18, 2018 – Springfield, Missouri (USA)

“The plan of discussions for the seventh phase is as follows: A General Introduction to the topic according to each tradition (2018); Kerygma/Proclamation and the Christian Life (2019); Prayer/Worship and Christian Life (2020); Sacramentality and Christian Living (2021), and Preparation of the Final Report (2022). Two papers were presented in the first session: “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi: Praying, Believing, A Way of Living,” and “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi: Pentecostal Perspectives”

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Assemblies of God, Pasadena, California USA (Pentecostal)
Msgr. Juan Usma Gómez, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City (Catholic) (acting co-chair for the first session)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. David Cole, Open Bible Churches (Pentecostal)
Msgr. Juan Usma Gómez, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City (Catholic)

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