October 31st was the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral, thus beginning the Protestant Reformation.
To mark the occasion, John Allen, Jr. editor of Crux (Oct. 31, 2017) conducted an interview with Sr. Susan K. Wood, SCL, a theology professor at Marquette and a veteran leader in Catholic/Lutheran dialogue, and Kathryn Johnson, director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
According to Allen, both experts note this past week’s commemoration reflects a strong yearning for unity in the grassroots, and may represent a new “springtime” in ecumenism, meaning the quest for Christian unity.
For the entire Crux interview, click here.
For the Catholic News Agency (Oct. 31, 2017) report on the anniversary, click here.