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D – RC

FIRST SERIES (1977-1982)

“Apostolicity and Catholicity in the Visible Unity of the Church”

MEETINGS:

1. September 22-27, 1977 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA

“The Nature of the Church and Elements of Its Unity”

2. December 9-14, 1978 – Rome, Italy

“Baptism: Gift and Call in the Search for Unity

3. September 5-10, 1979 – Annapolis, Maryland USA

“The Faith of the Individual and the Faith of the Community; Faith and Tradition in the Life of the Church”

4. December 5-10, 1980 – New Orleans, Louisiana USA

“Unity as Gift and Call and the Dynamics which Divide Us”

5. September 10-17, 1981 – Ardfert, Ireland

“Apostolicity and Catholicity in the Visible Unity of the Church” – FINAL REPORT (1981) — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Dr. Paul A. Crow, Jr., President, Council on Christian Unity, Indianapolis (USA) DC
Most Rev. Stanley J. Ott, Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans (USA) RC

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Robert K. Welsh, Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) DC
Rev. John F. Hotchkin, Washington, DC (USA) RC

 

SECOND SERIES (1983-1991)

“The Church as Koinonia in Christ”

6. November 27 – December 2, 1983 -Venice, Italy

“The Church as Agent and Realization of Koinonia”

7. December 8-14, 1984 – Nashville, Tennessee USA

“The Nature of Koinonia”

8. December 7-13, 1985 – Mandeville, Jamaica

“The Church’s Koinonia as Sacrament, Demonstration and Commemoration of the Essential Content of Faith”

9. December 8-15, 1986 – Cambridge, England

“The Eucharist and the Visibility of the Church’s Koinonia”

10. December 9-15, 1987 – Duxbury, Massachusetts USA

“Continuity of the Church in the Apostolic Tradition”

11. December 10-16, 1988 – Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky USA

“Ministry in Relation to the Apostolic Tradition”

12. December 6-13, 1989 – Venice, Italy

“The Involvement of the Whole Church in Handing on the Apostolic Tradition”A

13. December 5-12, 1990 – Toronto, Canada

“The Church as Communion in Christ” (first draft)

14. December 4-11, 1991 – Rome, Italy

“The Church as Communion in Christ” (second draft)

15. December 4-11, 1992 – St. Louis, Missouri USA

“The Church as Communion in Christ” – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Dr. Paul A. Crow, Jr., President, Council on Christian Unity, Indianapolis (USA) DC
Most Rev. Samuel E. Carter, SJ, Bishop of Kingston (Jamaica) RC

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. David M. Thompson, Cambridge (England) DC (1988-1992)
Rev. Dr. Robert K. Welsh, Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) DC (1983-1987)
Mons. John Mutiso-Mbinda, Rome (Italy) RC (1986-1992)
Rev. John F. Hotchkin, Washington, DC (USA) RC (1983-1985)

 

THIRD SERIES (1993-2002)

“The Individual and the Church: Receiving and Handing on the Faith”

16. December 4-11, 1993 – Rome, Italy

“The Relationship of the Individual’s Faith to the Ecclesial Community and Tradition”

17. May 20-27, 1994 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA

“Faith: The Individual and the Church”

18. May 19-26, 1995 – Monastery of Bose, Magnano, Italy

“The Nature of the Rule of Faith: The Gospel and the Church”

19. May 17-27, 1996 – Bethany College, West Virginia USA

“The Content and Authority of the Councils of the Church”

20. May 27 – June 3, 1997 – Venice, Italy

“The Formation of the Canon and the Authority of Scripture”

21. May 26 – June 2, 1998 – Aibonito, Puerto Rico

“Teaching: The Commission of the Whole Church”

22. May 18-25, 1999 – St. Meinrad, Indiana USA

“Conscience and Community: Formation and Practice”

23. May 18-25, 2000 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Evangelization: The Goal of the Church’s Teaching”

24. May 18-25, 2001 – Rome, Italy

“Receiving and Handing on the Faith: The Mission and Responsibility of the Church” (first draft)

25. May 17-24, 2002 – Monastery of Bose, Magnano, Italy

“The Individual and the Church: Receiving and Handing on the Faith” – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Dr. Paul A. Crow, Jr., President, Council on Christian Unity, Indianapolis (USA) DC
Most Rev. Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, Archbishop of Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) RC

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Robert K. Welsh, Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) DC
Msgr. John Mutiso-Mbinda, Rome (Italy) RC

 

FOURTH SERIES (2003-2009)

“The Presence of Christ in the Church, with Special Reference to the Eucharist”

26. December 6-11, 2004 – Bari, Italy

Preparation for new phase and review of past documents; the presence of Christ in the Church

27. December 4-9, 2005 – Indianapolis, USA

Presence of Christ in the Eucharist as it informs and shapes the Disciples and Catholics’ understandings of the church and unity

28. June 25-29, 2006 – Rome, Italy

“Unity in Christ: Baptism, Faith and the Eucharistic Koinonia”

29. June 24-28, 2007 – St. Louis, Missouri, USA

“The Relation between Word and Sacrament in the Church with special reference to the Eucharist”

30. June 23-27, 2008 – Vienna, Austria

“The Priesthood of Christ in Church and Ministry”; preparation of agreed statement

31. June 28-July 1, 2009 – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Final drafting of “The Presence of Christ in the Church with Special Reference to the Eucharist” – REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, President of Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA) DC
Most Rev. Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, Archbishop of Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) RC

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Robert K. Welsh, Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) DC
Msgr. John Mutiso-Mbinda, Rome (Italy) RC (2004-2006)
Rev. Gosbert Byamungu, Rome (Italy) RC (2007- )

 

FIFTH SERIES (2013-2017)

“Christians Formed and Transformed by the Eucharist”

32. January, 2014 – Nashville, Tennessee USA

Preliminary meeting; what does it mean to be formed by the Eucharist

33. June 14-20, 2014 – Rome, Italy

Formed by the Eucharist; structure of the liturgy among Catholics and Disciples

34. June 19-24, 2015 – Bethany, West Virginia USA

Significance of Eucharistic catechesis; knowing by doing

35. June 18-22, 2016 – Calgary, Canada

Transformed by the Eucharist; Eucharist and relationships within the Church

36. June 23-28, 2017 – Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Living the sacraments; began drafting of final report

37. June 2018 – Green Bay, Wisconsin USA

Final draft of “Christians Formed and Transformed by the Eucharist” – REPORT
and COMMENTARY

CO-MODERATORS:

Rev. Dr. Newell Williams, President of Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas (USA) DC
Most Rev. David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA) RC

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Robert K. Welsh, Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) DC
Msgr. Dr. Juan Usma Gómez, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City/Columbia

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