Professor Robeck received the award and delivered the Figel Address on February 4, 2013
Last month, Fuller Seminary’s Professor of Church History
and Ecumenics and Director of the David J. DuPlessis Center for Christian
M. Robeck, received the Washington Theological Consortium’s 2013 Ecumenism
Award for his significant contribution to ecumenism.
The Washington Theological
Consortium is a community of 11 Theological Schools of diverse Christian
traditions in the metro DC area, and five ecumenical and interfaith institutes that
supports ecumenical unity and interfaith understanding. Each year, the
Washington Theological Consortium chooses a recipient of its Ecumenism Award
and hosts an event at which the winner delivers the Figel Address on Ecumenical
Dialogue—an address on contemporary issues in Ecumenism sponsored by
layman-ecumenist Jack Figel.
Through the Ecumenism Award, the Washington Theological
Consortium honors Christians who have made a significant contribution to
ecumenism through work in ecumenical organizations and dialogue, scholarship in
ecumenical theology, or through contributions to ecumenical ministries in
worship, education, or social justice ministires.
Dr. Robeck was chosen for his nearly 30 years of work on
ecumenical dialogues with the World Council of Churches, the Vatican, the World
Communion of Reformed Churches, the Lausanne Committee for World
Evangelization, and the Global Christian Forum.
His lecture at the fifth annual Figel Address was titled,
“Creative Imagination and Ecumenism: Implications of Changing Demographics.”
Robeck spoke on changing demographics and its impact on the religious world,
and the revitalizing energy Pentecostals and evangelicals are bringing to the
Ecumenical movement to bring about church unity.
Read Robeck’s 2013
Figel Address here.