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Bringing our churches to unity through love

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Interdependent (Youth)

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January 1998
Well Hellooo

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Contribution from a 3-year-old
Holy Bit
New thing!...New thing!...New thing!

September 1997

Want an American Pen Pal?
Holy Bit
A Report from California
24 Hours in France
The New Committee

Other AIF (UK) Articles

What is an interchurch family?
After 25 Years...
First Holy Communion
Sharing Communion: Exceptional Occasions or Exceptional Cases?
Then And Now
Mixed Marriages and their Christian Families
Sharing Communion: A Fact Sheet (March 1995)
Together at the Altar Rail
UT UNUM SINT: An Initial Response
ARCHDIOCESE OF BRISBANE: Admission to Communion
Conscientious Decisions
Eucharistic Division: The Human Cost
First Communion
Admission to Communion

Foyers Mixtes (France)

Site de Foyers Mixtes
Charte oecumTnique europTenne
Lettre Aux Amis
Letter to Friends (English)

October 1998: Geneva Rassemblement Mondial
Pour toi l'absent quelques couleurs

Suivez le guide!
Promouvoir le mouvement oecumTnique
Echos internationaux
Message Final
Demander le Saint Esprit
Des Eglises separates et un seul Christ

International News

December 2011 Newsletter

November 2009 Newsletter

November 2008 Newsletter

August 2007 Newsletter

July 2006 Newsletter

December 2005 Newsletter

April 2005 Newsletter

Other Articles & Letters

Toward a Language of Faithful Possibilities (2009)
Pioneers not problems (Terra Spiritus, 2007)
Our shared Journey (Ed & Joy Bedard, inEcumenism December 2005)
Our shared Journey (French, 2005)
Subscribe to 'Ecumenism'
Between the times, between communities (2004)
Unity in Difference
Response to Antelias
A Question of Eucharistic Sharing - Nuremberg
Innsbruk Faculty of Theology
Interchurch Families: Witnesses to Christian Unity
Eucharistic Sharing
Eucharistic Sharing: Recent Developments
7th Report Catholic / Orthodox Working Group
Interchurch Families: Sign and Summons
Interchurch Families and the Quest for Unity
Of Sign and Sacrament
One Bread One Body - Commentary
Domestic church: a survey of the literature (INTAMS) (2001)
"Revealing the Holy" in INTAMS
To Prairie Messenger re marriage
WCC: Church and Ecumical Relations
Full of Life, Full of Faith, Full of Call, Full of Gift (2003)
Trials of the Nuptial Melting Pot (29SEP2005)
The ecumenical movement in the 21st century (Cardinal Kasper, 2005)
From reflection to reception (Catholicos Aram I, 2005)

International Conferences
Australia 2005
Rome 2003
Canada 2001
Geneva 1998
Virginia 1996
World Council of Churches-2006
Receptive Ecumenism

Receptive Ecumenism

Reports and Reviews


Australia 2005

11th International Conference

Rome 2003

United in Baptism & Marriage
Rome document (English)
Rome document (French)
Rome document (German)
Rome document (Italian)
The Conference
Address by Professore Daniele Garrone

Malcolm & Josie Green, U.K.
William & Anne Odling-Smee, Northern Ireland
Rudolf & Rosmari Lauber, Germany
Ray & Fenella Temmerman, Canada

Coordinator's Report

Country Reports
Canada (English)
Canada (French)
Northern Ireland
Switzerland (English)
Switzerland (French)
United Kingdom
United States

Mgr Giuseppe Chiaretti
Cardinal Walter Kasper
Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury
International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission

Final message from the conference

To Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

Pastor Eberhard Aebischer, Saturday July 26
Rev René Beaupère, Sunday July 27
Rev René Beaupère, Closing session July 28
Rev Jean Baptist Lipp
Canon Martin Reardon, Saturday July 26
Greetings from Pope John Paul II (translated)

Some of the photos taken (some are fairly large, all totalling 1.2mb)

Conference Centre - Rocca di Papa
Location: Mondo Migliore

Canada 2001

Conference information
Speakers & Themes
Conference Participants

United in Baptism & Marriage
Dr. Eileen Scully

Andrew & Natalie Cook

Unity & Communion
Br. Gilles - Bourdeau - English

Br. Gilles Bourdeau - French
Craig & Michele Buchanan - English
Craig & Michele Buchanan - French

The Path Travelled - Past & Future
Bishop Marc Ouellet

Dr. Ruth Reardon - History
Rev. Martin Reardon - The Future

Spirituality for interchurch families
A homily for interchurch families

A family of love
To move beyond

Letter from Youth

Communique from adults

Country Reports

Great Britain
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
United States of America

Geneva 1998

The people of the conference
The International Conference
Report from Germany
Report from Switzerland
Address Rev. Martin Reardon morning worship in the Ecumenical Centre
Keynote Rev. Dr. Konrad Raiser General Secretary World Council of Churches
Presentation par Eric Lombard
Sermon by Rev. Anne-Lise Nerfin Sunday morning
Final letter - English
En francais: voyers 'Publications / Foyers Mixtes'


Virigina Beach
Bone of My Bone Flesh of My Flesh: Interchurch Families as Symbol and Sign.
Interchurch Families--Hope for the Churches: History and Perspectives
Christian Unity and Interchurch Families: An English Perspective
Interchurch Families and Eucharistic Sharing: Present and Future
Fr. George Kilcourse
Canadian Report

National Conferences
France 1995


Austria: ARGE +kumene 2000 (English)
Austria: ARGE Okumene
ARGE - Wels 1999


Swanwick 2011

Swanwick 2008

Swanwick 2001
Sr. Cecily Boulding O.P.

Canon Martin Reardon
Bishop David Hawtin

France 1995

Fais de nous ton peuple en marche
Tous ensemble a Versailles
Jalons sur la route de l'unitT
Groupes de discussion
Foyers mixtes explosifs


Heilsbronn January 2001
Neresheim (English translation)
Dornstadt October 2000


2012 Biennial Conference
2010 Biennial Conference Registration

2010 Conference Agenda
Christian Unity Made Visible
2004 Biennial conference
1999 Biennial conference
People of God - Ecumenical Corner

Other Conferences

Canada: Anglican / Catholic Bishops
Ecumenical Institute - Calgary 1997
Graz 1997

Ecumenical Award

Ray's presentation
Fenella's presentation

Personal Journies

Difficulties and Benefits
Simon Quail - 30 years of marriage
David & Susan - Communion
Bernie and Shirley Karstad
Revealing the Holy in INTAMS
Rita and Martin Howell
Dupuy & Brubaker Families

Other Groups and Associations of Interchurch Families

American Association
Association Française des Foyers Mixtes Interconfessionnels Chrétiens
Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association


A meeting with the bishops
Acceptance still poses a problem
Interchurch families anticipate Christian Unity
Interchurch Families in Montreal
Meeting with Bishop James Weisgerber, Saskatoon
Report from Saskatoon

American Association

American Association Web Site
American Association
AAIF Membership, ARK Subscriptions

Other Association web sites

England, Scotland, Wales
Northern Ireland

Associations of Churches

Action of Churches Together in Scotland
Churches Together in England
Churches Together in Dorset
Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland
CYTUN (Churches Together in Wales)
World Council of Churches

Sacramental and Other Resources

Sacramental Resources Index

Death and Bereavement

Other Resources
General Resources


Guides for a Lutheran-Catholic Marriage (Minneapolis, 1995)
Getting Married
Mixed Marriages - Revised Directory
What about the children?
Mixed Marriages and Interchurch Families
Wedding at Louvain
Wedding in Grasse
Wedding in Manchester
Canonical Form of Marriage
Making Marriage, Seeking Unity
Churches Together in Marriage
Marrage Preparation
Marriage Across Frontiers

Death & Bereavement

Two Churches, One Funeral
Eucharist at the Funeral
Funeral Arrangements
Making a Will
Helping Organizations
Religious Bookshops - UK

Other Resources

Tables for Two
Opening prayer for couples
Opening prayer - parent & child
Discussion starters
Closing Prayers


Prayer and Interchurch Families

General Resources

Helping your marriage succeed
Ministry to Interchurch Families
Bibliography - Dr. Michael Lawler
Bibliography - Amy Strickland JCL
Bibliography - Dr Florence Caffrey Bourg
Marriage Annulments - Healing Power
Other Resources

Book Reviews

Eucharist Makes the Church

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