Ecumenism: Woodstock to Manhattan

The nation's best-known Jesuit seminary, Woodstock College, last week announced plans to move from rural Maryland to Manhattan, as part of a proposed new interdenominational religious center. Rejecting an attractive offer of affiliation from Yale, Woodstock will be a partner with Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary and other institutions in establishing the center; the partnership will permit Jesuit students to attend courses at both Columbia and Union.

The Woodstock decision was not only the latest and most significant example of ecumenical merger involving U.S. seminaries (TIME, Dec. 29); it also indicated the extent to which Roman Catholics are now interested...

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