From Conflict to Communion

Pope Francis and others on stage

Commemorating The Reformation With New Eyes

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



McNeely 100, University of St. Thomas

     2017 marks the V Centennial of the Reformation. The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation in their document, "From Conflict to Communion," remind us that 2017 is a year to "look back on events that occurred 500 years earlier by putting the gospel of Jesus Christ at the center."

     This morning conference will reflect on the past, look at the achievements of the ecumenical work of the last decades and the present moment, and look at the challenges and opportunities ahead, both locally and globally. 

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Dr. Dirk Lange, Luther Seminary and member of the International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity

Dr. Christian D. Washburn, St. Paul Seminary and member of the International Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity

Bishop Patricia Lull, ELCA St. Paul Area Synod

Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis 


8:30 a.m. - Arrival - coffee and pastries

9:00 a.m. - Fr. Blake, welcome and prayers

9:10 a.m. - Dr. Dirk Lange, “Reformation: Dismantling Walls”

9:50 a.m. - Dr. Christian D. Washburn, “500 Years of Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue: Past Achievements and Future Challenges”

10:35 a.m. - Questions and answers

10:45 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. - Panel discussion and questions with Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Patricia Lull

11:45 a.m. - Communal prayer led by the Bishops


The Saint Paul Seminary, The Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis, The University of St. Thomas and Luther Seminary

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