The Church and the Ecumenical Future
The twentieth century was in many ways the "century of ecumenism" with great progress being made in the cause of dialogue. But in its final decades and in the early part of the twenty-first century, progress stalled as the onset of an "ecumenical winter" reverberated within and between global religious communities. In more recent times, there are signs of renewed hope and encouraging new pathways, methods, and opportunities for dialogue are emerging. But significant challenges clearly remain.