Application for Partial Scholarship for The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training and The National Workshop on Christian Unity Gathering

Application for Partial Scholarship for The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training and The National Workshop on Christian Unity Gathering

January 06, 2022

Ecumenical and Interreligious Ministries of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church 

Application for Partial Scholarship for The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training and The National Workshop on Christian Unity Gathering 

May 3-6, 2022 

Anaheim, California


The National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) has been gathering annually since 1963. Begun by leaders in the Roman Catholic Church, it is an opportunity to learn ecumenical theology, worship together and have fellowship with other Christians in the US. The United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT: USA) meets parallel to the NWCU in the same location, allowing for Methodists interested in ecumenism to have further training. Together the NWCU and UMEIT: USA are excellent opportunities for all those interested in ecumenism. Participation for annual conference Christian Unity leaders is strongly recommended, as the event also allows for personal interaction with the Council of Bishops’ ecumenical/interreligious staff. 

This partial scholarship application is for seminary students and others who will be attending UMEIT: USA and NWCU for the first time. The scholarship is in the amount of $500 to cover a portion of registration and trip costs. All travel, lodging and meals are the responsibility of the recipient. Acceptance of the scholarship commits the recipient to: 

  • fill out all requested paperwork, 
  • attend in person all UMEIT portions of the NWCU, 
  • write a short reflection paper on the event with at least two accompanying photos, and 
  • turn them in within two weeks of the end of the event. 
This application is due to Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst at jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org no later than Feb. 28, 2022. The Council of Bishops strongly encourages minority students to apply.