Sponsors
  • World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) formerly World Alliance of
    Reformed Churches (WARC) [ http://www.wcrc.ch ]
  • Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity formerly Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity [ http://www.christianunity.va ]

R – RC


PRELIMINARY CONSULTATIONS

1. November 27-29, 1968 – Geneva, Switzerland

2. April 17-19, 1969 – Vogelenzang, The Netherlands

Preparatory Meetings


FIRST SERIES (1970-1977)

“The Presence of Christ in Church and World”

 

MEETINGS:

 

1. April 6-10, 1970 – Rome, Italy

Christ’s Relationships to the Church

2. March 22-27, 1971 – Cartigny, Switzerland

The Teaching Authority of the Church

3. January 31 – February 5, 1972 – Bièvres, France

The Presence of Christ in the World

4. February 18-23, 1974 – Woudschoten-Zeist, The Netherlands

The Understanding of the Eucharist in our Churches

5. March 3-8, 1975 – Rome, Italy

The Ministry

6. March 21-26, 1977 – Rome, Italy

The Presence of Christ in Church and World(1977) – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text

7. May 26-30, 1980 – Rome, Italy

Evaluation of Final Report – REPORT of the Evaluation Group on the Roman Catholic/Reformed Dialogue: ‘The Presence of Christ in Church and and World’” — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRMEN:

Prof. Dr. David Willis, Berkeley, California USA (Reformed)
Rev. Killian Mc Donnell, OSB, Collegeville, Minnesota USA (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Richmond Smith (Reformed)
World Alliance of Reformed Churches
Rev. Dr. August Hasler (Catholic) 1970-1971
Rev. Olaf Wand, AA (Catholic) 1972
Rev. Pierre M. de Contenson, OP (Catholic) 1974-1975
Rev. Stjepan Schmidt, SJ (Catholic) 1977
Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity


SECOND SERIES (1984-1989)

“Towards a Common Understanding of the Church”

 

1. January 2-6, 1984 – Rome, Italy

Setting Objectives to be Pursued within the Field of Ecclesiology; Plan of the Dialogue

2. January 3-8, 1985 – Kappel-am-Albis, Switzerland

Actual Situations in Roman Catholic and Reformed Witness in Various Parts of the World

3. January 3-8, 1986 – Venice, Italy

The Church: The People of God, the Body of Christ, the Temple of the Holy Spirit

4. January 3-8, 1987 – Cartigny, Switzerland

Ecclesiological Self-Understanding; Developments in Ecclesiology; Reformed View of the Papacy

5. January 2-9, 1988 – Ariccia, Italy

Work on Final Report

Sub-committees:

a 1989 – Geneva, Switzerland
b. 1990 – Geneva, Switzerland

Finalization of Final Report: ‘Towards a Common Understanding of the Church’(1990) – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRMEN:

Rev. Dean Lewis S. Mudge, Chicago, Illinois USA (Reformed)
Rev. Prof. Bernard Sesboüé, SJ, Paris, France (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Alan P.F. Sell (Reformed) 1984-1987
Rev. Henry Dirks-Blatt (Reformed) 1985
Rev. Christiane Notting (Reformed) 1988-1990
World Alliance of Reformed Churches
Msgr. John A. Radano (Catholic)
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity


THIRD SERIES (1998-2005)

“Church as Community of Common Witness to the Kingdom of God”

 

1. May 6-12, 1998 – Venice, Italy

Ecclesiology; Recent Developments in Bilateral Dialogues; Common Witness; How to Deepen Convergences Developed in the Dialogue

2. September 15-21, 1999 – Oegstgeest, The Netherlands

The Kingdom of God as Context for the Church’s Common Witness

3. September 13-19, 2000 – Castel Gandolfo, Italy

Kingdom of God, Church as Creatura Verbi and Sacramentum Gratiae, Church as Sign and Instrument, Sacramentality and Instrumentality, God-language in the New Testament

4. August 22-28, 2001 – Cape Town, Republic of South Africa

Kingdom of God in Ecumenical Discussion, Kingdom of God as Principle of Action on Behalf of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

5. September 18-24, 2002 – Dromantine, Newry, Northern Ireland

The Church as Community/Communion; The Kingdom of God in the Biblical Tradition; The Church as Koinonia-The Basis for Ecumenical Dialogue; The Theme of the Kingdom of God in Ecumenical Dialogue; The Kingdom of God-History and Tradition; The Kingdom of God-Theological Exposition; The Church as Communion/Community-Creatura Verbi et Sacramentum gratiae; The Holy Spirit, the Kingdom of God and the Church

6. August 16-22, 2003 – Toronto, Canada

Drafting session on Report on Kingdom of God in Biblical and Theological Perspectives; Church as Communion/Community; Unity and Common Witness

7. October 13-19, 2004 – Venice, Italy

Completion of the Final Report:The Church as Community of Common Witness to the Kingdom of God(2007) – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRMEN:

Rev. Prof. H. Russel Botman, United Reformed Church, Republic of South Africa (Reformed)
Bishop Anthony J. Farquhar, Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor, Northern Ireland (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Odair Pedroso Mateus (Reformed)
World Alliance of Reformed Churches
Rev. Gregory J. Fairbanks (Catholic)
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity


FOURTH SERIES (2011-2015)

“Justification and Sacramentality: The Christian Community as an Agent of Justification”

 

1. April 3-9, 2011 – Rome, Italy

Justification: Reformed and Catholic perspectives

2. April 27-May 2, 2012 Decatur, Geogia, USA

Justification and sacramentality; rites of the church; baptism, Eucharist/Lord’s Supper; marriage; confirmation; penance; etc.; ordaining the sacraments and rites

3. April 7-13, 2013 – South Bend, Indiana, USA

Justification and sacramentality; justification and sanctification; prophetic office and authority in the Church

4. April 6-12, 2014 – Coatbridge, Scottland

Sanctification, the middle term between justification and justice; relation between Eucharist and justice; Eucharist and social ethics; justification and the universal call to holiness

5. February 22-28, 2015 – Ghent, Belgium

Natural law; sacramentality; church as witness and sacrament; drafting of final report:Justification and Sacramentality: The Christian Community as an Agent of Justification(2016) – FINAL REPORT — Full-Text
and COMMENTARY — Full-Text

** October 26-28 March, 2019 – South Bend, Indiana (USA)

Consultation of the signers of the JDDJ – (The World Methodist Council affirmed JDDJ in 2006; the Anglican Communion in 2016; and the World Communion of Reformed Churches in 2017) — Full-Text

CO-CHAIRMEN:

Rev. Dr. Martha Moore-Keish, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, USA (Reformed)
Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in Indiana, USA (Catholic)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Rev. Dr. Odair Pedroso Mateus (Reformed)
World Alliance of Reformed Churches
Rev. Gregory J. Fairbanks (Catholic) (2011-2014)
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Rev. Avelino A. Gonzalez (Catholic) (2014-2016)
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

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