2017 National Workshop on Christian Unity

WhenMonday, May 1, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017
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WhereHilton Minneapolis
1001 S. Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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For more than 50 years, the National Workshop on Christian Unity has been gathering each year at a different city throughout the United States to bring together all those involved in the work of Christian unity. The workshop welcomes ecumenical representatives, ecumenists, and interested members from all churches who share one faith, one baptism in Jesus Christ. The workshop continues to be the only national gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is designed to equip attendees with ongoing formation with plenaries and seminars, activities in the local host city community, and opportunities to join together in prayer. It provides a context for fellowship from which friendships can develop, friendships that are the starting place and cornerstone of any work of unity in the body of Christ. We discover that there is so much more that we share than there are differences which have separated us for far too long.

You're invited to the 2017 workshop in Minneapolis. The theme is: REFORM, REPENT, RECONCILE!

New in 2017: Evening concert, workshop banquet, off-site sessions, and special exhibits! 

Special Guests & Speakers
Rev. Grace Imathiu, United Methodist Church
Rev. Peg Chemberlin, Minnesota Council of Churches
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Episcopal Church
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Ret. Aux. Bishop Denis Madden, Roman Catholic Church

UMEIT is the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training network. It is composed of church members from UMC and Pan-Methodists who are involved in the work of Christian unity and interreligious dialogue. UMEIT holds a network gathering at the National Workshop on Christian Unity to provide training and resources to conference leaders and churches on the best ways to establish a relational and learning environment for having meaningful dialogue that can lead to mutual understanding and appreciation of a faith tradition that is different from one’s own.

View the 2017 schedule at a glance.

Register online. (Be sure to indicate when you register that you are part of the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training Network, also known as UMEIT, which has its own portions of the workshop.) Registration covers all workshop events, including all lunches, the Tuesday evening concert, and the Wednesday evening banquet. There is a student and seminarian discount, and a discount for those attending for just one day.

Additional Information

Cost: $300 before April 7 ($325 after April 7)
Sponsor: United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training Network & others

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404


(612) 870-0058