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The Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation USA began meeting in 1965 to address the theological issues that divided the churches. Since then, the consultation has issued statements on issues ranging from the Eucharist, to the ordination of women, church authority, and Christian ethics in ecumenical dialogue. Most recently, it produced a document exploring areas of agreement and disagreement in ethics and the Christian life through an ecclesiological lens. The 2014 result, Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Witness, highlighted common features and similar concerns that were applied differently according to each group’s unique ecclesiology.
The dialogue currently meets twice a year and is addressing understandings of reconciliation in scripture and tradition. It meets under the leadership of Bishop John Bauerschmidt of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee and Most Reverend John Michael Botean, Bishop of the Eparchy of St. George of Canton [Romanian Greek-Catholic]. Fr. Ronald Roberson, CSP, currently staffs this consultation for the SEIA.
Link to our dialogue partner: The Episcopal Church
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