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Some more ecumenical organisations not already linked...

Association of Interchurch Families
 

L'Arche (working with the mentally ill)
 

BeliefBeds (an educational initiative working with Churches Together in Beds)
 

Churches in New Housing Areas
 

Faith in Affordable Housing
 

Maranatha Community (an ecumenical community researching into political and social issues)

   
 
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The Committee for Christian Unity

Bishops' Conference logoThis is the Committee of our Bishops which fosters the ecumenical work in England & Wales. It also helps with the various inter-church dialogues which are taking place
 

Its website page can be reached by clicking here 

 

The Secretary to the Committee is Fr John Flynn - dialunity@cbcew.org.uk

 

Its Chair is Bishop Paul Hendricks - bishop.hendricks@gmail.com



The Pontifical Council for Christian Unity

This is the Vatican body which co-ordinates all the ecumenical activity of the Catholic Church. It also publishes various documents.

Notes on its history, and its publications can be found through its web-site
 

Vatican logoRelevant Vatican documents:

Second Vatican Council:
Dogmatic Constitution on the Church - Lumen gentium
Decree on Ecumenism - Unitatis redintegratio

Pope John Paul II:
Encyclical Letter on Commitment to Ecumenism - Ut unum sint

The Ecumenical Directory (Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism)

Shortened Version prepared by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales:
The Search for Christian Unity   (near top of page)

   
 
 
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