The Office Of Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs

OFFICE OF THE VICAR FOR ECUMENICAL AND INTERRELIGIOUS AFFAIRS DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN

310 Prospect Park West ● Brooklyn, New York 11215

 

OFFICE OF ECUMENICAL & INTERRELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

The Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs (EIA) serves as a resource to the Bishop, the offices of the Diocese, and the parishes throughout the Diocese to promote Christian unity and understanding among faiths. The Vicar (Ecumenical Officer) represents the Diocese to the various Christian (ecumenical) and non-Christian (interreligious) communities in the greater Brooklyn & Queens area to foster dialogue and friendship with members of these bodies.

We, in our Diocese, have long-standing interactions with our Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist neighbors, and precious is the manner in which we meet with our many Christian brothers and sisters.

Our work is guided by the teaching and directives of the Second Vatican Council, the Holy See (The Vatican), the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and the Bishop of Brooklyn.

The EIA hosts committees consisting of clergy, religious, and laypersons to serve as forums to foster theological and social dialogue, seeking ecumenical and interreligious collaboration and cooperation on issues pertaining to the common good.

THE OFFICE PROVIDES:

  • Speakers for ecumenical and interreligious subjects, issues, and themes
  • Guidance and resources for parishes, ministries, and individuals
  • Diocesan events and services that include ecumenical and interreligious leaders and their members

ECUMENICAL & INTERRELIGIOUS AFFAIRS RESOURCES

The heart of the ecumenical movement and our search for understanding among religions which has been growing in the heart of the Church for the past one hundred years found its clear voice in the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, particularly in the Decree on Ecumenism Unitatis Redintegratio and the Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non- Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate.

CLICK HERE for VATICAN RESOURCES

CLICK HERE for USCCB RESOURCES 

CURRENT NEWS AND RESOURCES

 Ecumenical & Interreligious GUIDEBOOK for Care for Our Common Home

 On Human Fraternity

 

CONTACT:

Very Rev. Michael J. Lynch, STL – Vicar for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs, and Pastor of Our Lady of the Cenacle Parish

13606 87 Avenue

Richmond Hill NY 11418

EMAIL: mlynch@diobrook.org

Telephone: 718-291-2540

The number above is the telephone for Our Lady of the Cenacle Church (Richmond Hill).