A documentary about the search for Christian Unity will be shown on CBS in New York — channel 2 — on Sunday (Oct. 5) at 1 p.m.
The show will feature the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor and their work for a century to encourage ecumenism. Father James Gardiner, director of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, will offer some historical perspective on what ecumenism is and what the search for Christian unity is all about.
The program also includes interviews with the Rev. Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the NYC-based National Council of Churches, a consortium of Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox denominations that has been working for decades to bring Christians closer together.
Interestingly, the show visits Louisville, Ky., to see how ecumenism is faring in that city. We generally don’t think of Bible Belt Baptists as being all that interested in ecumenism. But several Baptist churches are featured working together to fight crime, heal racial divides and serve the needy.