The Spring 2015 issue of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies is primarily devoted to exploration of a common vision for the Church in a North American context, featuring a variety of essays presented at the annual conference of the North American Academy of Ecumenists (NAAE), held September26-28, 2014.
"The theme of the conference was ecumenical ecclesiology, focused particularly on the 2013 convergence document from the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches," writes Mitzi J. Budde, NAAE President and Head Librarian and Professor at Virginia Theological Seminary. "The Academy undertook to study this new convergence text and to explore its relevance and significance, particularly for a North American context."
Beyond the NAAE content, the issue includes an editorial by J.E.S. Co-Founder and Editor Leonard Swidler ("Three Paths - Whither?"), an article from Hazim Fazlić examining the role of religious leadership in Bosnia and Herzegovina with regard to interfaith work in the post-war context ("Perspectives on Building Trust among Communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Challenges and the Role of Faith Communities"), and several book reviews.
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