VIDEO – History of the International Methodist-Roman Catholic Dialogue from 2006 – 2021 by the Rev. Dr. David Chapman from the Methodist Church of Great Britain

On 11 May 2021, the Rev. Dr. David Chapman, a presbyter from the Methodist Church Britain and Methodist co-chair of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission, presented on the history of the international Methodist-Catholic bilateral dialogue from 2006 to 2021 in a webinar entitled, “Grace and Holiness: Catholics and Methodists in Dialogue, 2006-21”. His recorded lecture is available on YouTube.

BIOGRAPHY – The Revd. Dr. David Chapman is the Methodist co-chair of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission since 2011. He is a presbyter of the Methodist Church in Great Britain where he presently serves as Chair of the Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District. He has a PhD in theology from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the British Methodist Faith and Order Committee and the World Methodist Council. He is the author of In search of the catholic spirit: Methodists and Roman Catholics in Dialogue and has contributed to numerous published volumes and journals on topics relating to Methodist theology and ecumenism.

WEBINAR – “Grace and Holiness: Catholics and Methodists in Dialogue, 2006-21” on 11 May 2021 at 18:00 Rome (+2 UTC)

The Revd Dr. David Chapman, Methodist co-chair of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission, will lecture on the history of international Methodist-Catholic dialogue from 2006 to the present.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 18:00 Rome (+2 UTC) via Zoom. The event will last 45 minutes and will be conducted in English.

A recording of the event will be posted on YouTube in the days following the webinar.

BIOGRAPHY – The Revd. Dr. David Chapman is the Methodist co-chair of the Methodist-Roman Catholic International Commission since 2011. He is a presbyter of the Methodist Church in Great Britain where he presently serves as Chair of the Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District. He has a PhD in theology from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the British Methodist Faith and Order Committee and the World Methodist Council. He is the author of In search of the catholic spirit: Methodists and Roman Catholics in Dialogue and has contributed to numerous published volumes and journals on topics relating to Methodist theology and ecumenism.

Remembering the 1915 Armenian Genocide

The Rev. Matthew A. Laferty, director of the Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome, participated on 25 April 2021 in an ecumenical service of remembrance for the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Island (San Bartolomeo all’Isola) in Rome. The church has a special memorial to martyrs of the Christian faith from the 20th and 21st centuries. H.Em. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian from the Armenian Apostolic Church presided with H.Em. Cardinal Kurt Koch from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity preaching. Rev. Laferty read Scripture during the service from the Letter to the Hebrews, including “for you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised” (Hebrews 10:36).

Photo: The Rev. Matthew A. Laferty reading during the Armenian genocide service. Photo by Kamla Ernest.