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Welcome to the website of the Interchurch Families International Network.

(Feature article can be found below.)
 
People come to this site to learn more about marriages across denominational lines, be it because they live, or have a family member or friend in, such a marriage; or to know what the churches are learning and saying about such marriages. More and more, people are coming here to discover the riches and joy to be found in sharing in each other's church traditions, and worshipping as much as possible together in each other's churches.

We who live such marriages are today gathering in groups and Associations in various countries. We lend support to each other, share information, and discuss how to live the often painful and confusing situations arising out of the divisions in the churches.  We seek  to grow in Christian unity, and become for our churches an ever-greater gift of healing of the scandal of disunity.

This site provides rich resources for this journey. Of these, the Journal, produced over a period of more than 10 years, and reflecting the experiences of interchurch families and the theology which undergirds their journey, must be counted among the most valuable.

The Interchurch Families International Discussion Group enables us to share joys and sorrows, to discuss ways of dealing with immediate issues which arise as a consequence of living our marital unity within churches which are divided.  Feel free to join.

Enjoy and, if you have comments or questions, please contact me, Ray Temmerman, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

   

Photos from the World Gathering, Rome, 2003

Opening evening. This shows only part of the group present, and none of the children and youth.

All of us gathered together.

Eucharistic table Friday morning, with the Ghanaian cloth given in Edmonton by Fr. Gregory Eduah.

Professor Daniele Garrone, of the Waldensian church.

Panelists after Prof Garrone's talk

Gathering at the PCPCU

Martin Reardon and Monsignor Jack Rodano, holding the Rome 2003 poster

One of the group sessions which took place, and held such excellent discussion

A very small part of the large group enjoying a very substantial meal.

Some of our youth 'interconnecting'

Morning prayer, Saturday, led by Austrian group

Most of the Saturday presenters of letters from various key church members and bodies, from left Bishop Eleuterio Fortino (RC), Canon Gregory Cameron (Anglican, on behalf of IARRCUM), Clare Cameron (presenting letter from Archbishop Rowan Williams).

Saturday panel, responding to and commenting on presentations.