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Ecumenical Sunday

May 17, 2015

Reception and Worship

2-4 pm

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 E. Chestnut Street

 Chicago, IL 60611

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Gathering in Salt Lake City

October 15-19, 2015

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Baptism As Practiced by Different Christian Traditions

Baptism is the launch of a new Christian.  It and the Eucharist are explicitly mentioned in the New Testament far more than any other sacramental rites.  The vast majority of Christians hold fast to belief in the practice of baptizing with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


In order to help those with an ecumenical interest to appreciate the uniting power of baptism, the Parish-to-Parish Learning Community organized a one-day community building event titled “Christian Baptism As Practiced by Different Christian Traditions.”  The program was held from 9 am until 2 pm on October 25, 2014.




Benefits of PPLC Membership

This website is designed for the exchange of ideas and resources among registered Archdiocese of Chicago parishes that want to engage with other Christians to build Christian unity and with the followers of other religions in educational, spiritual and social activities to build mutually respectful relationships.

Member parishes receive

  • Access to the PPLC protected website
  • Invitations to Plenary learning sessions and Community  Building Events
  • PPLC Coaching Services
  • Publicity of your parish EIA events on EIA/PPLC website
  • Help with telling your EIA parish stories for sharing within your parish and within the network
  • Insights from other parishes

For more information

Contact Dr. Daniel Olsen at  

OR 312-534-5325



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