Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII)

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII)
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Description: Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute has its roots in the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute which was founded in 1967 by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, to respond to the Friars' historical concern for Christian Unity in light of the theological and ecumenical developments arising from the Second Vatican Council.
In 1991, in response to developments in both the Institute and the wider ecumenical scene, the Graymoor Ecumenical Institute was expanded into an information and service organization with a mission of Christian Unity and interreligious dialogue. Today, the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute employs several means to accomplish this goal. Among these is the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a world-wide observance initiated in 1908 by the Rev. Paul Wattson, co-founder of the Society of the Atonement, the theme and text of which are now chosen and prepared by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and representatives of the World Council of Churches. The Institute publishes the monthly journal Ecumenical Trends-to keep clergy and laity abreast of developments in the ecumenical and interreligious movements; provides membership in, and collaboration with, national and local ecumenical and interreligious organizations and agencies; and cooperates with individuals engaged in ecumenical and interreligious work. A new website, has been launched and will continue to be developed as a resource for ecumenical and interreligious research.
Over the years, the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute has sponsored and cosponsored meetings, colloquia, and workshops in areas of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 475 Riverside Dr #1960
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City: New York
State: New York
Zip Code: 10115-1999
Country: United States
Phone: 212.870.2330

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Rev. James Loughran, SA
Position: Director
Phone: (212)870-2342