Christians in Dialogue
The Christians in Dialogue program grew out of a parish level discussion program between Anglicans and Roman Catholics in Brisbane on the BEM (Baptism, Eucharist, Ministry) document which was published by the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission in 1982.
This program was so successful that the Archbishops of the Anglican and Catholic Churches wanted the discussions to become an annual event. The Leaders invited the Lutheran and Uniting Churches to join with them in the annual discussion. The invitation has been extended to many Christian Churches to participate since then.
An Ecumenical planning group was appointed to prepare material each year and to promote its use. They set out to provide the participants with resource materials which would help the participants to come to:
- a greater knowledge and understanding of their own church tradition
- an increased knowledge of and respect for the traditions of the other churches and
- a greater awareness of what unites and what divides the traditions.
Hard copies of all the Christians in Dialogue programs are now available from:
Queensland Churches Together, PO Box 2045, Milton BC, Qld 4064
Phone: (07) 3369 6793 Fax: (07) 3369 8573 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the electronic versions of the programs from 1985 to 2000. There is no copyright on these studies so they are available for reproduction for use by small study groups.