Ecumenism: Theology in the Living Room

"In spite of our ignorance of one another, of our prejudices and our dislikes, Jesus, make us one." With this prayer, seven Seattle residents—four Protestants and three Roman Catholics—sat down together to talk about theology one evening last week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lamar. Beneath a benignly smiling statue of St. Francis, the group sipped coffee and nibbled cookies as they discussed the differences in their faiths for two hours, ending with still another prayer—and agreement about what they would discuss at next month's meeting.

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