Dialogue

Kingdom Mission Society’s dialogue work is aimed at getting local Houses of Worship to participate in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue as a way of living out their faith.

In particular, KMS works with Evangelicals and Pentecostals to develop their ability to dialogue at the local level and within their specific sub-tradition.

Dialogue is a way of growing of our understanding of the other. Key to this work is accounting for past history between groups and laying the groundwork of present day relating.  As we help to model dialogue aimed at common work, KMS develops materials and resources for use by local congregations.

Here are our current initiatives:

  • The National Workshop for Christian Unity: KMS is the Evangelical and Pentecostal partner for the National Workshop for Christian Unity. This yearly gathering brings together the Ecumenical and Inter-religious officers of the Roman Catholic Church, the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. During this week long training, participants will be oriented to the basics of why Christian Unity is a necessary part of the Christian witness, trained in how to practically develop ecumenical programs at the denominational and local level, as well as on some of the opportunities and barriers for inter-religious dialogue.
  • The Rome to Assisi Pilgrimage: KMS convenes a yearly pilgrimage for partners to Rome and Assisi. Participants learn about the formal and informal elements of ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue at the international level, some of the local church history of Rome, and about the life and ministry of St. Francis.
  • Peacemaking Requires Encounter: In partnership with Unity Productions Foundations and the Islamic Society of North America, KMS is hosting screenings and discussions around the Sultan and the Saint.
  • MLK Bridges: In partnership with Grace and Race Ministries Inc. KMS is engaging with 50 congregations and partner organizations to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 50th anniversary of his death.
  • The Commemoration of the Reformation (Diverse Views):Kingdom Mission Society is pleased to promote This Changed Everything. On October 31, 1517, an obscure German monk named Martin Luther published 95 theses for debate in Wittenberg, Germany. Little did he know that this act would ignite a revolution that would reshape the Christian church and change Western civilization forever.

    Christian History Institute  has produced a groundbreaking three-hour documentary series called This Changed Everything. Narrated by the renowned British actor David Suchet, the program tells the dynamic story of the people, places, and events that shaped the Reformation. It features expert commentary from Dr. Michael HortonDr. Frank JamesShane ClaiborneBishop Robert Barron, and over twenty other scholars and clergy who bring new insight into how the church came to be where it is today and where it may go in the future.

    This Changed Everything celebrates the fruits of the Reformation while grappling with difficult questions about the legacy of division.