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Christian Unity & Interreligious Relationships

The NIC Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships (CCUIR - 2012 Discipline  ¶ 642) is committed to seeing that our relationships with other churches and other faiths reflect God’s love that embraces All people into knowing themselves as a household at God’s table.

Dr. Martin Luther King drew on the Biblical Greek word oikos, meaning “house,” to say. “We have inherited a big house, a great world house [oikoumene] in which we have to live together- black and white, Easterners and Westerners, Gentiles and Jews, Catholics and Protestants, Moslem and Hindu, a family unduly separated . . . in ideas, culture, and interests who . . . must learn, somehow, in this one big world, to live with each other. This means that more and more our loyalties must become ecumenical [oikoumene].”

Contacts:

NIC CCUIR Chairperson: Rev. Megan Dean 312.715.8752 pastor.megan.dean@gmail.com

NIC Ecumenical/Interreligious Office Liaison: Rev. Catiana McKay 630.935.3312 catiana.mckay@gmail.com

Conference Ecumenical/Interreligious Web Information: Rev. Edgar Hiestand 708.660.9168 ehiest@mc.net

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Tim Tyson keynote at Martin Luther King Celebration

Bishop Sally Dyck invites you to this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. annual celebration on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at  Faith UMC, 15101 S 80th Ave., Orland Park, IL. Disting…

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2018 Journal Available

The 2018 Northern Illinois Annual Conference Journal can be found and downloaded for free on the conference website or may be purchased at Amazon.com.

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Sympathy Notice: Carol Madalin

The Rev. Carol Madalin, ABLC in the Northern Illinois Conference, died on December 21, 2018, following a courageously fought battle with breast cancer. Carol was in hospice at the time of her dea…

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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Phillip Burke Jr.

Rev. Phillip Burke Jr., retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, died Sunday, December 23, 2018, surrounded by his family at the age of 81.

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